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Seeking hard-to-find item? Try buying used from neighbors

“Hi all. I want 4 shepard’s hook style pole for hanging plants, etc. I need them to be at least 48″ tall, taller would be fine. Before I buy new, thought I’d see if anyone has some they’d like to sell.”
• Doreen, Berlin FPF

“Just like that! I am no longing seeking hooks. A neighbor had some that were far more elaborate than I could have wished for and at an extremely reasonable price. Thanks Brian, and thanks Front Porch Forum for connecting us all!”
• Doreen, Berlin FPF, next day


Need new rocking chair in St. Johnsbury? Sell your boots

“I’m writing to let you know how much I like FPF. I read it everyday!  Such a wonderful way to connect with local folks.
On Sunday I posted a pair of boots for sale and a request for a rocking chair to buy.
On Monday I sold the boots and got 4 responses about rocking chairs.
Today I spent the money I got from the boot sale on a wonderful rocking chair and had $5 leftover.
Another Front Porch Forum success story.”
• Bonnie, Saint Johnsbury FPF



Grateful for engaged neighbors in Winooski

Thank you to the folks who dutifully post our happenings, thoughts, advertisements and questions on the Winooski Front Porch Forum. Everything I have ever desired to sell has gone quickly and safely through advertising on the FPF. And, so it was again that my sofa and chair disappeared in record time.

It is time to donate to FPF as thanks, and I intend to make good on that promise. Expect my check this week. Thanks so much!

• Lynne, Winooski FPF



St. Albans FPF… fantastic!

Earlier I posted a “FOR RENT” posting for my step-daughter for her house on the St. Albans City Front Porch Forum.

We were inundated with requests.

She has rented it and I appreciate all those who responded to my posting.  Thanks.

Posted by Mark for today’s FPF.


Table Saw Sold!

Posted by Mark on the Jericho Front Porch Forum today…

This is what FPF really shines at- avoiding craigslist and finding good homes for your treasures locally to people you actually know! My old workhorse has a new stable, as it were. Thanks FPF and the buyers of the saw!


Sure beats dealing with scams…

#VT – Just wanted to let everyone know I sold the iMac I posted the other day to another FPF member.  Front Porch Forum sure beats dealing with scams from Nigeria on Craigslist.

Shared by Dana with her Shelburne neighbors today.


Free Trampoline? Here’s what you do…

Dave in Bristol #VT just shared this nugget.  He had a trampoline he was looking to unload.  He listed it on Craigslist Vermont for a month… no calls.  Almost immediately after posting it on the Bristol Front Porch Forum he heard from seven neighbors!

I wish I had 7 to give away after the responses in the first hours after posting.

We hear this kind of thing again and again.  FPF can be a super-effective way to buy, sell, give away, etc.  The big differentiator… your posting reaches people who are not actively looking for what you have/want.  But when they read your FPF posting, some of them think… “Yeah… I’d love a trampoline!”


Craigslist a mess?

An interesting take on Craigslist in Wired is now online.