Thursday, December 8, 2011

Fru-Gal Tip: Buy off of Craigslist!

Our $10 Changing Table!
Our $25 Rocking Chair!
Our $10 Crib!
A $10 Slide for our (now) 2 year old!
$1500 for Stainless Steele Microwave, Oven, and Refrigerator (not pictured)!

Fru-Gal Tip: Buy off of Craigslist!

We love Craigslist! If you're looking to buy higher-priced items, I would definitely recommend scanning your local Craigslist ads first. In 2009, while outfitting our nursery for our soon-to-arrive first child, we were able to find a crib, changing table, and rocking chair for under $50 total. We just bought our now almost 2 year old a big girl slide for a birthday present, costing $10 on Craigslist (originally close to $100). And in August, when we were renovating our newly bought home, we were able to find matching, like-new stainless steel appliances for $1500 total (microwave, oven, and fridge).

Working previously as an employment coordinator, I can also tell you that Craigslist is a great resource for job postings! Many employers are now listing their open positions on this free website.

1 comment:

  1. Don't forget to sign up for your local freecycle if you have one (on yahoo groups). It's like craigslist but FREE! This year we were blessed with a 7.5 ft Christmas tree (we can't have a real one, and only had a 4 ft one up until now). We were then able to offer our 4 ft tree to someone else who didn't have a tree and blessed them this Christmas! This summer we were also able to snag an exersaucer for our son and it was a lifesaver- it was missing 1 or 2 toys and we had to clean it up a bit, but for a 100% discount, I'll take it!