It is amazing what bargains can be picked up simply by browsing the newspapers. I know a lot of people buy things online these days but not everyone, like myself, has access to a computer or has the necessary IT skills to use them.
I have answered lots of ads for things going cheap in The Spectator. It has a special section called ‘bargain pages’ where you can buy just about anything.
A Nottingham escort agency that has recently gone out of business has advertised the sale of all its office furniture in the local newspaper. They are selling everything from shelving to filing cabinets, desks to computers, all at a fraction of what they must have originally cost.
A local garden centre has just had its premises updated is selling lots of its old furniture and ornaments to make way for more modern ones. There are plenty of bargains to be had there.
The strangest thing I ever saw advertised in the bargain pages was a life-size model of a cow that was once used in a museum!