Sunday, February 28, 2010

And the winner is....

Well, I looked over the meager entries and Lenore Balsam of Orlando Florida just got picked as my favorite ad of the month, which means she just snagged a check for $400 from me. Why? Because she took a lot of time to type up her nice little sellfreeusa.com ad and even posted the cute photo I used as the blog photo here.

Lenore, congratulations. You are the first and last winner of such a contest. To make things more interesting and fair, I will choose a winner at random weekly from registered users and someone will win $100 each week. Spread the word, if you want to help your friends maybe pick up $100 next week.

 Keep posting and keep telling others about us... we aren't going anywhere and we are growing. See Lenores ad here.. FEBRUARY WINNING AD

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Friday, February 26, 2010

Local Weather on every page.

In an effort to keep our promise, we finally got it figured out! On (nearly) every sellfreeusa.com city page, you can find up to the minute weather and temps nationwide. Why is this so important? It's not really, but if we are going to make each page as unique to each city as possible, why not show the exact weather for that city on that page at all times.

It will also help you decide if you want to drive over and get that couch you saw advertised. If it shows that its pouring rain and 33 degrees, maybe you'll wait a day before heading over with the pickup truck. It was just a thought that I really wanted to include on all pages and Terry came through for me with this cool code system. If you DON'T see weather on your local page, do me a favor and simply pop an email to me at craig@sellfreeusa.com with your city and ZIPCODE. If your weather isn't showing it's simply because the weather robot probably didn't have an accurate ZIPCODE to search off of.

The last reason why we added local weather to each page was that we hoped many people would soon choose to make their local sellfreeusa.com city page their starting page. The more localized we can make it for each person in each town, the better the chances are that they will do this.

Now, what else do you want to see on your local sellfreeusa.com page? Are you having problems posting an ad? It may not be you... it might be us. Don't be afraid to ask for help. We are here to make your online ad posting a joy today and every day from here on forward, so whatever we can do for you to make YOUR local sellfreeusa.com page better, more valuable to you and easier to use, we will gladly do our best to make it happen.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Weekly or Monthly? You chose weekly..

After much debate back and forth, as of March, my favorite ad of the month competition will be run weekly with a $100 prize to the winner. All ads will be searched on Sunday evening and the ad that I love the most will win a $100 cash prize. Stay tuned for the February Monthly winner (who has still not been finalized!) which will be chosen Sunday evening and the winners info posted on my blog, on our twitter page, our facebook page and posted on the winners list within the sellfreeusa.com site itself.

Could you use $400? You know how to type? Why haven't you posted an interesting or entertaining ad on sellfreeusa.com yet? If you are creative, you could easily pick up $400 on the 28th of February 2010!

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tools, welders, Cabinets.. you have a home

In our family, welders, fabricators, manufacturers and just plain people who build, fix and hot rod stuff abound. So when we were building ad classifications for our 2000 plus city sites, the whole tools section was a no brainer. That's why on every sellfreeusa.com page you will find a classification simply known as 'Tools' with the following subsections..

 It doesn't matter what kind of tool you have to sell or what you are looking for. Over the coming years we will actively pursue advertisers and grow this section into a national one stop shop for buying and selling tools all over the country. In the meantime, if you have some tools to sell, by all means post them with as many high grade photos as you can take for FREE. If you need tools, we won't complain if you post an ad in here WANTING tools as well.

Sellfreeusa.com is an open place. Seriously. Post what you want and don't worry. As long as your neighbors aren't complaining in mass, we won't either.


Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Friday, February 19, 2010

Here's $400... come and take it!

How can you get $400 for free this month? Well, I only know of one way personally and that is to post an ad on sellfreeusa.com that makes me laugh, or that i think is extremely interesting in some way. It's my $400 and I get to pick but I am being as fair as can be here.

$400 doesn't make me or break me. The notoriety that this competition will give my new site should be immensely more valuable, so I REALLY don't care WHO wins it, as long as they put an ad on my site that I liked more than anyone else's.

Wonder if you have a chance? Go to sellfreeusa.com and use our search feature at the top of the page to look at current ads posted all over. If you look and don't see an ad that blows your socks off, then you should post one that does. I mean, it's free to do and you probably have some sort of an ad you've been wanting to post online or you wouldn't be here anyway, so my only advice is to do it now. I know for sure that you WON'T get $400 if you don't post an ad.

Now, with only 9 days to go until the end of the first months competition, the pickings are kind of slim, honestly. But, I am a man of my word and someone will win it that is not my friend, a ringer or a cousin of mine.... yes, a total stranger is about to win $400 cash just for posting a free ad.

In 11 days, when you come back and see who won, look at their ad and feel regret for not posting something better, it won't be my fault. So.... go post.. who knows?

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Come on, make me laugh.

Ok, I have been looking and looking and I suppose I can find someone deserving of the $400 I am paying for the most interesting ad this month, but it could be much better. What I'm saying is that this is a new contest and a brand new site. There is MUCH room for improvement! I hope that this next week and in months to come, I see many more ads that are funny, well thought out, contain some really cool items of interest and just plain make the entire site a better place.

Yes, the contest will continue because we think it is a great promotional tool to get new visitors to the site and a good way to give all free ad posters a chance to cash in. Spread the word, post as many free ads as you want and make sure to fill in your data correctly on your account registration as that is how we will contact you if you are selected as my ad of the month poster.

Come on... make me laugh, I dare you.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A FREE way to give away your free stuff...

If you have something that you just want to get rid of, baby, have we got your place... actually we have about 2000 places. On every city page of every sellfreeusa.com site, we have a little classification link that is simply called Free Stuff. In this section, as long as it is legal, you can advertise it and give it away.

The site is free, the ad is free and whatever you're giving away is free. You just can't get much freer than that.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

City or Country, we've got a free place to sell your house.

The biggest advantage we wanted to give real estate marketers on sellfreeusa.com was the chance to focus in laser tight on a single city with properties and give you all the room in the world to show it with photos. By making it all FREE, we just sweetened the pot.

Imagine how much easier it will be to look for a  new home to buy or rent in the coming years as more and more people list their homes and properties for sale on your local sellfreeusa.com page! Really exciting stuff indeed! And the best thing about our site is that it's free and so easy to put an ad on that even I can do it! (And that is saying a lot.)

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Friday, February 12, 2010

Posting ads in multiple towns is easy and FREE

So you created your free account and posted your ad in your hometown. But, you wouldn't mind putting ad in some nearby towns as well. But, when you go back into your 'My Sellfree' section and click to post a new ad, you don't see anyway to do that. Actually, you can, just click the 'Turn Wizard Off' button and there you go!

From this point on, you can then select your ad category, create your ad, then select that state and city you want this ad put in, post any photos and then hit the Save button.

Want to post more ads? Just go back and do it again. Whenever you want to post an ad anywhere other than in your hometown, just remember to turn the ad wizard off on the create an ad page.. and our whole world opens up for free.

Pretty cool trick, huh?

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

What do you want?

Come on, you know you want something. Maybe a new item for your Hot Wheels Collection, a used boat, a good old book, whatever. If you want it, you can go on your local sellfreeusa.com page and post an ad telling others. As the bible said, 'ask and you shall receive'.

So think about it. You now have a new local place to list your wanted items or services where other locals can easily find it. If you don't post, they'll never find you. It's free, it's easy and it's waiting for you right now on your hometowns sellfreeusa.com page. So, find a couple of photos of your hearts desire and get to posting today. We won't run you off and you might just find what you're looking for.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Nobody is excluded!

Ok, since I have been getting a ton of emails from people who think that they can't enter my favorite ad competition, let me make this short, sweet and very clear.

If you want to post an ad on sellfreeusa.com, you can, its free and you will have as good a chance as anyone. Since I am picking and paying who I choose, I don't think that there would be anyway for me to NOT let everyone throw an ad on and see if it catches my eye.

Are you from overseas? If you have an ad that would be pertinent to users within the US, then post and you might win. Seriously.... its open to anyone. Go post an ad and make it interesting and entertaining in some way and I may just pick yours and send you $400.

It's really that simple.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Things you can buy with $400

When the idea of just picking out my favorite free ad posted on sellfreeusa.com every week and paying out $50 ballooned up to doing it once a month and paying out $400, the whole concept of $400 kind of stuck in my head. Sure, that's not chump change, but in trade out for the long term publicity, it is cheap. What gets me is that I get the feeling that some people think I am pulling their chain on this. I am not. $400 will be paid to one person who registered and posted a free ad on sellfreeusa.com at the end of this month. Whether or not it is you will depend on two things.

1. You have to register and post an ad. It costs you nothing to do it and if you were wanting to advertise anyway, then you really are out nothing to this end.

2. I have to think your ad is pretty cool. Now, that may be because I have never seen what you are offering before, or I like your witty, snarky attitude, or just because I like your photos.. whatever. The point is, you have to be on there first for me to even find your ad. Like the old saying goes, you CAN'T win, if you never play.

So, what can you do with $400?

1. Get an Xbox360
Love it love it love it! I love my Xbox360 and have worn myself out playing more games than I can remember. Most recently, I played Mini Ninjas and had a blast. What a fun game. Everyone from Best Buy to Amazon has them for only $199 right now and you could add on Assassin's Creed 2 $40 (excellent game), Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution used on Amazon for $18 (I am so addicted to this game that I have to take it out and put it away every once in a while. The Nuclear Missile is too much fun!), Grand Theft Auto IV used on Amazon is only $14 and will blow your little mind for the senseless violence fun factor. To use up the balance of your $400, throw in a copy of the Original BioShock (very cool game in an unbelievably drawn environment) used for $15 and about 8 more used games. That would give you about 120 constant days of gaming fun for your free $400 winnings from me starting next month. But you have to put an ad on first, don't you? 


2. Get a better TV. 
Walmart.com is listing 32" LCD HD televisions for under $400 now! Cool. 


3. Go to New Orleans!
Yes, you can actually get a room on Bourbon Street in New Orleans for about $99 a night, according to the Inn on Bourbons web site. We've stayed there before more than a few times and it is a very nice hotel that is smack dab located in the middle of Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. No cabs, no hassle. Just walk out the Hotel's front door and you have arrived. Two nights there, $100 for food and 'toddies', $100 for fuel to road trip there and back... $400 buys one memorable hangover. 

Hey, I could go on and on, but the point is, I'm coughing up $400 on the 28th of this month to someone who simply posted a free ad on my network of sites. What you do with the $400 if you win it, is up to you. But, you can have a hope of even getting close it you don't go post at least one ad. You can post as many ads as you like... they are free and unlimited. Who knows, one of them may catch my eye. 

Good Luck! Can't wait to see what you put on my site tonight!


Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Oh the shows you'll see...

 We've all had it happen. You went to stubhub and grabbed two excellent seats for AC/DC months in advance. You were all set to go in a week and then something happens. Hopefully nothing too horrible, like a dead family member, just an unexpected business trip that MUST be taken and you are the only person in the company who can go 'make the rain' and bring back peace to the corporate village. Whatever. I know how it goes. I have had to pass on more than a few tickets to others because things changed and i could not go.

That's why we had to included...

 On every sellfreeusa.com page. It's a free venue to sell, give away or hunt for tickets, show passes, VIP passes to clubs or whatever else requires some sort of printed item to enter. Can you imagine all of the cool FREE VIP stuff that you'll get to see listed in Vegas, LA and Miami? This could be very good indeed. Imagine, since it is locally based in over 2,000 separate US towns, your free passes to the local gun show won't get lost in the mix of free VIP passes to the TAO nightclub in Vegas.

Once again, it only works if you tell others, so make sure to spread the word to anyone who is into concerts or promotions for events locally. They can post away for free and we will all benefit from it in the end. Anyone got spare front row tickets to AC/DC in Kansas City, next month? 

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Monday, February 8, 2010

Skates, Stick, Puck... sell it or buy it here.

It used to be a strictly up north kind of thing, but now Hockey is nationwide. Along with that comes the need to find hockey gear as well as sell stuff over the years. That's why we included it as one of the listing categories on all 2,000 plus sellfreeusa.com city sites...


 Actually, whatever sports related gear, items and miscellaneous 'thingies' that you may have for sale, we put a place for it on your local sellfreeusa.com page. If you know of someone in the sporting goods business in your hometown, they would probably love the FREE marketing leg up this will give them. Make sure to tell them about us the next time you see them.

In the meantime, get that old Easton Ultra Light and give it a new home online!

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Are you keyboard crazy?

Not, the PC kind... we're talking uprights, baby grands, electric and all of the other cool styles of America's lounge instrument standby. Since it seems that everybody in the world either wants one or wants to sell one, so why not put a Pianos/Keyboards listing on all sellfreeusa.com city sites. Just imagine all of the cool piano photos we will get to see over the years filling all of the FREE ad sites we offer. Do us a favor, now. If you know of someone who sells pianos, tunes them, or just loves them, please send them a link to this blog or our web site. You may just make someone's day!
 
Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Saturday, February 6, 2010

hmmmm.... what's holding you all up? $400 for posting a free ad??

First, let me say thanks for the new ads over the past few days! We're seeing some action on that front, but i am not really seeing any ads that catch my eye..... very strange. How about I do this.... I am thinking about holding the best ad contest for sellfreeusa.com out until the evening of the 28th to give everyone time to get their BEST written, BEST photos, BEST ad to show off on the site for me to look at. And at that point, i will just pick one ad that really stands out, give it the exposure it needs with a FEATURED WINNER ad listing for February on every ad page of every city on the sellfreeusa.com network.

So, the winner and maybe up to 10 other runner ups will get national exposure and the winner I pick will win the whole months budget of $400.

Think about it and let me know what you think. if some decent ads fly on tomorrow, i may stay on my weekly plan, but if nothing really jumps out at me, i will announce that the contest will run until the 28th with a VERY healthy $400 check going to one ad on the network that really caught Craigs eye.

What do you say kids? Don't you have an old chair to sell? Write up an outrageous ad with photos of your chair in all sorts of wild positions. Tell us big old whoppers about how Elvis once owned the chair or something... make it bold faced crazy wild! Then put it on for free and Craig might just pick your ad, put it out on 1.2 million other page areas around America and also drop you a check for $400.

Four hundred bucks for posting a free ad is INSANE! But, we're doing it. So go get your dam camera, create two dozen ads for your local sellfreeusa.com page and Craig WILL see it. Who knows, you could get $400 richer and a lot more famous!

Get to it.... Craig is looking as we write this.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Friday, February 5, 2010

You could win $100 this week for posting a free ad.

This is an update to my blog. The weekly prize money has been doubled to $100 because one of our sponsors came forward. Very NICE! I came up with this stupid contest yesterday and it just wouldn't get out of my head. I wanted more people to start posting free ads on sellfreeusa.com and I said out loud... "What does a guy have to do? PAY people to sell stuff anymore?"

the Idea stuck and I haven't had the nerve to tell Melissa yet. (Thankfully, I think she is tired of reading my blog, so she won't know for a day or two...) For more info on how this simple contest works, just visit ANY ad section on ANY city page on sellfreeusa.com as I have posted the contest and rules in all of them.

The basic outline is this. Post ANY ad on sellfreeusa.com, which is totally FREE on your part. I will search all new ads daily and pick a favorite ad of mine each Sunday evening. I don't care if it's a services ad, a business listing, something wanted or for sale or for trade. That's not the point. Just post an ad and I may just decide I like you more than anyone else, give you 1.2 million free copies of your ad re posted nationwide and a check for $100. Simple.

It's free to post the ad. You can only gain from advertising and you might just pick up an extra $100 for your trouble! If you don't win this week, you might be chosen next week as I won't disqualify any ad... I will just pick one of the current ads each week from the ones who have not won already.

All winners will be posted nationwide on sellfreeusa.com in all ad categories, featured on the sellfreeusa.com twitter page as well as on our facebook fan page. That's a pretty good piece of exposure. Plus, if there are any good runner ups, the top five will get the same exposure, minus the $100 check of course.

So, are you SURE there isn't SOMETHING you need to post an ad for? Go ahead... you might just win $100 and your ad posted on 1.2 million different pages nationwide for the trouble.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

It's time to move your motorcycle!

Whether it's a GSXR or a FLHT, the time to sell your bike is upon you right now. Statistics always say that March through August is the hot season to sell your motorcycle, so if you have one that needs to go bye bye, shoot some photos and while you're posting on other sites, do us a favor and throw a free ad on your local sellfreeusa.com page. We can assure you that it will allow your ad to get Googled almost immediately and will go a long way toward get it sold.

So, get out the digital camera, snap some shots and get it on your local sellfreeusa.com page tonight. You may have cash in your hand by tomorrow. Who knows?


Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Thursday, February 4, 2010

It's time... we need your help.

All of the kinks are worked out and now we need BETA testers nationwide. All we need is for you to go to sellfreeusa.com, register and post three or four ads to test the procedure, then email us and let us know what you thought of the process. Can't think of a single thing to put in an ad?

How about putting your facebook page link on your local Internet sites section. Are you looking for ANYTHING? Post a wanted ad or two looking for tickets to a game or a cool old book you've always hoped you could find. Don't you have anything you would like to just get rid of? Help us out by putting your FREE item on your local page and tell us how the ad posting process went. Do you have a favorite bar or restaurant? Why not throw and ad on there for them. If it helps someone find them, they will LOVE you for it. Just do us a favor, test the procedure, help us populate your local site with some honest ads and let's get this thing taken to the next level.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

G.I. Joe with the Kung Fu Grip!

America's most notorious military action figure, notwithstanding, collectibles are now and will most likely always be a hot item. If you are like me, you really love those little things from when you were younger. The games, the toys, bikes, rare items from times past that cheer you up when you see them. That's why we included the following categories on all of our sellfreeusa.com pages...


 We thought that these three categories would cover a ton of ground in the collectibles arena, but would allow anyone to post their collectible items locally on their very own sellfreeusa.com page and find buyers, sellers and like minded collectors nearby to expand and develop their collecting hobbies.

Know of someone who buys and sells collectibles? Let them know about their local sellfreeusa.com site. One at a time, the entire web of sellfreeusa.com pages will start to fill up with all the stuff you forgot that you loved, until you see it again.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Steven Colbert is either Satan or sent from God...

If you have not sat down and watched Steven Colbert do his thing, you are missing bold faced comedy from start to finish. His bold, loud, deer-in-the-headlights kind of attitude about every concept, guest, situation and socioeconomic problem is so fun and refreshing to watch. So much brilliance and perceptive aptitude is hidden under this purposeful doltish appearance and it works magic, when you get the joke and start playing along.

Comedy Network, nearly every week night. Take the time to watch it two or three times before to a final decision about it will do you wonders. i think that once you get past the crusty top layer, you will see a smart, fast paced and funny show that stabs at the truth of many common problems we all deal with today in America.
 
Now, if he would only give us the old Colbert Bump..... that would be grand. 

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

FREE Guitars, Drums and Instruments for sale ads.

Time to get rid of that complete drum set? Old Telecaster Guitar? Sax or Trombone? Once again, whenever you can list if for completely free locally, that's like a no brainer to try. At sellfreeusa.com we've created the following listings just for moving such items. If you, or someone you know has a really sweet set of Zildjians  to get rid of, have them throw a photo ad on their local sellfreeusa.com page today. They could easily be gone by tomorrow and they could have the cash instead!


 Just click on the sellfreeusa.com link below, pick your state and city, then look for the links. Registering is free and you could be posting ads within 5 minutes. No better time than now. You're at your computer, you're wanting to sell something and we're open 24/7... get to it.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

There IS someone out there for you... close by.

We've all been where you are now. You are starting to think that all the good ones are gone. You're just not having much luck dating and you are thinking about springing for the fee and getting on one of those national relationship sites. I think that they all work great but I always thought that a free and more local alternative would always be a good first place to start.

Why not post a photo ad on your local sellfreeusa.com page today? What could it hurt? We have many classifications in our personals section on each city page and they are all there for you and everyone else to use for completely FREE. Who knows, you might just find the one you've been looking for. I am a firm believer in fate. If you are reading this, maybe fate put you onto our site. One thing is for sure. When fate hands you something and you ignore it, then you've usually lost a great life changing moment.

If you are serious about getting online and trying to connect with someone new, put a personal ad on your local sellfreeusa.com site and maybe pop a new listing on the nearby town pages. Who knows? Maybe someone has been in there looking.... for you.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Retail shelving, cash registers and more ads, all free in 2,000+ cities

When you shut a store down, whether a small market, hardware, clothing, general merchandise or whatever, finding buyers who need your racks, retail shelving, cash registers and display cases can be a headache sometimes. Sure, there are always those who will give you 10 cents on the dollar, but you would like to recoup more by finding someone who needs it just as badly as you need to get rid of it.

At sellfreeusa.com, we created the Retail Store Equipment classification for those of you who both need to buy and sell these specialized items and put one in each of the 2,000 plus town sites we have in all 50 States. We just couldn't imagine getting you more local for both the selling and buying of retail store equipment than that. So, do someone a favor today. If you see a store closing up, let them know that their local sellfreeusa.com page has a classification for them to list all of their items, with as many photos as they want to include, in their home town, for FREE.

The location is right, the classification is spot on and you really just can't beat the price.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Desks, Copiers, Phone Systems & More all FREE Ads!

Why wouldn't we create a listing classification to allow people to liquidate excess office desks, chairs, phones and systems, photo copiers, fax machines, printers and anything else that anyone who's emptying out an office would need to sell and anyone trying to setup a new office would be wanting to buy. The real magic of this idea rests in the extreme locality placement of ads within the sellfreeusa.com network. You know that if you are looking at a local ad, whatever you are wanting to buy is nearby, which speeds up the process of doing business dramatically.

What will your local Office Equipment/Supplies section be filled with in a few months? Time will only tell. But, if you want to see it and all of the other classifications in your hometowns sellfreeusa.com page grow, then make sure to spread the word, forward this blog to someone who would like to know about it and just get our name out there. Once it takes hold, it will be good for you and everyone else in your hometown.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Local Industrial Equipment ads in 2,000+ towns

Fab Shops, Factories, Warehouses and other firms are rising up and shutting down every day in America. Not offering a classification category that catered to those companies and their equipment would just be silly. Sellfreeusa.com has the Industrial Equipment/Machines category listed on each of over 2,000 U.S. Towns city sites for the liquidation and purchasing of just such items.

In this section we are expecting to see forklifts, pallet racking, press brakes, mills, welding equipment, iron workers, feeder mills and just about anything else a professional fabrication or manufacturing business might need to sell or buy. Once again, as the word goes out for a new totally free place to buy and sell such items, we can't wait to see what comes up for sale in the future.

Still think we're missing something? Just email craig@sellfreeusa.com and we will see about adding a classification for what you need to sell or buy.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

What is it about TMZ?

I have never been a star watcher. I could care less about who's eating where or what so and so said about somebody else. The whole famous people watching thing has always been somewhat of a mystery to me. Yet, I have been somehow drawn in by the TMZ TV show. Is it Harvey Levin? All of the quirky staff he has in his televised morning meetings? I really cannot say, but man... I DVR this thing religiously and  watch it every night before I crash. Who knows why for sure... but, if you haven't watched this stupid TV show, do it once and you will probably start watching it a lot. It is really addictive.

Other TV shows that I can't miss? The Daily Show, Colbert Report, Robot Chicken, Family Guy, Simpsons and more than I want to list here. But, seriously, this Levin guy has got some evil hold on me with TMZ TV. Check it out.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

One for my local people.. even 99 cents is too high.

When KMA started charging for ads on their E shop, I knew that the time was ripe for sellfreeusa.com. Now everyone in Page County, from Clarinda, to Red Oak, Shenandoah, Glenwood, Creston and many other area towns would appreciate a really good, really local place to advertise and buy and sell.

While we were at it, we also created... oh... about 2091 other city sites because if we need it here, they need it everywhere. Sure it's a lot of towns but they all stand alone. They may look identical on the site, but everything on them is just theirs. It's a very new concept, we know that. We think that it, like many other concepts that came before it, will be understood, picked up on and taken to new heights. 

No reason to thank us. We knew the time was here. Just make sure to spread the word about the new alternative to KMA and KKBZ's ads in Southwest Iowa and Northwest Missouri. It's here, it's free and it's wide open for everyone to use.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Can Vision, Passion and Skill still outdo money?

It's a sound question. Can someone who truly LOVES what they do out-skill someone who can pay anyone to do it for them? Can fervent passion for an idea in one person still outdo an entire boardroom of people who get paid to think around things? I guess it all comes down the the question of whether or not there is room for any more Google guys or Sam Waltons or even Henry Fords? I think so.

All the boardroom meetings in the world could never have achieved what a few guys named Wright did in a garage in Ohio around 1900 and all the power and money of IBM could not keep Bill Gates from pounding down the walls of computing and taking a rather large kingdom for himself in the end.

So, why did I start sellfreeusa.com? Because I REALLY loved the idea and the concept. I'm passionate about the implementation of the idea and I believe that over time, our team will develop the skill it takes to make it work smoothly to create an entire new online domain for people to interact and trade with each other, whether it is products, services, ideas or just their friendship and maybe even love.

Next time someone tells you that your idea is out of date, or already done. Remember that there is always room for one more great idea and its really not dependent on money to thrive. It really is more about your vision, your passion and your skill than anything else. I wish you luck in your adventure and I hope you will become a part of mine.

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Craig Hull
Founder
www.sellfreeusa.com

Old cars have a new online home.

I have owned more cool older cars than I can probably remember. Let's see.. 1950 Plymouth Business Coupe, '55 Bel Aire, '63 Impala, '67 Vette, '69 GTO, '69, '70 and '73 Z/38 Camaros, '79 Camaro.. the list goes on and on. That's why I added the classification for Pre 1980 Cars/Trucks on every sellfreeusa.com town page. Because the guys who love the Disco era and back cars do not want to have to mull through the Honda Civic Ads to see what's available.
 
Of course there are about 15,000 sites that offer old car ads, but very few do it for completely free, with lots of high quality photo space, a nationally search-able database and over 2,000 cities with their own autonomous sites running. So, if you want to see the pre-1980 car ads volume swell up on your local sellfreeusa.com site, spread the word around and tell your friends. In a little while we can all have the fun of typing in 1959 Cadillac and hitting the sellfreeusa.com search button. 

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Looking for couples like you?

Sometimes it's tough finding a couple that just likes to eat at the restaurants you like, or go the games you two like to attend. At sellfreeusa.com we created the classification Couples looking for friends just so you could put it out there and see who else may be looking for new friends in your area.

Many sites are already packed full of singles ads and dating apps, but what about just finding someone in your area that would like to come over and watch Third Planet from the Sun reruns? Well, we put a place for you to connect with other couples, for free, in YOUR hometown. Use it and be amazed who else hates Seinfeld as much as you two do.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Oh No! Another Real Estate Ad Site!!!

Could we really create a network of over 2,000 city sites and not include categories for houses and buildings for sale and rent? That would be like building a car with no wheels. By far the largest consumer demand item, dollar wise is always going to be houses and real estate. Plus, you really do want to advertise your real estate to the most local market possible and it's pretty tough to get more local than us.

So please make sure that you mention us to your local real estate agent, anyone nearby who is trying to sell or buy a home and as always use it yourself for free. Imagine how much nicer it will be to have a free online place to properly list a house with more than 4 or 5 low quality photos. Instead you can post 15 or 20 very high quality .jpg's with every ad and even list it in more than one place without getting yelled at. that has got to be a plus.

Spread the word and let's see what cool properties start getting listed in your hometowns sellfreeusa.com page real soon.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

We love books! How about you?

Paperbacks, Hardcovers, Old, New, Photo Books, Coffee Table books, cartoon collections, history, literary and whatever else you can think of, we love them like you love them. Once again, it wasn't a huge leap to make sure that we not only put a listing of book categories on all sites, but that we also broke them down into Hard Cover, Paperback, Magazines and Wanted Sections.

If you are looking to complete you spiffy National Geographic collection, the wanted section allows you to post all over and begin the hunt for those rare 1921-1945 issues in earnest... for free. As a book seller, this opens up an completely new national venue for offering your inventory as well as combing through the wanted sections to see if you can't find new customers. It's all designed to make life easier for anyone who loves buying, selling or collecting any type of book or magazine and we hope that it really opens up new doors for all of our sellfreeusa.com 'residents'.

So, anybody got any '50's car magazines they want to get rid of? Craig is always looking.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Monday, February 1, 2010

It's called the 2nd Ammendment

You know what? We went ahead and did it. We went ahead and put listings on all of our sites for Guns, Ammo and Knives. both for sale and wanted/trade categories.

Why? Because we love them and we know that 99.999% of the people who love them like we do are just simple, honest, hard working people like us. The world has gotten pretty screwed up when you can openly build and promote web sites for rape films, bestiality and every other form of personal porn but you feel like a criminal because you want to post an ad looking for a good 1911A1 pistol.

Enough is enough and we already put the listings on and will modify our terms of use to allow these things on our site. You don't like it? Tell us why, but remember that nobody tells you what do do. Careful who's yard you tread in, because it could always extend to your little corner of the world next.

3 reasons why Craig decided to put Gun ads on sellfreeusa.com

1. Guns really do not kill people... people kill people.

2. As long as everyone obeys the laws in their particular city, it will never be a problem anyway. and...

3. Nobody I personally know, including myself has killed as many people with a gun as Ted Kennedy did with is car.

End of story... tell others.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

You gotta love the underdog.

Especially now when the whole world has really turned on its head, being the underdog is more common than ever. With that comes an entire section of the world population that now empathizes and roots for the underdog more than ever. Well, buddy, you don't get much more underdog than us.

We are a husband and wife. Both unemployed by the turn of this great economy. Just before the end of 2009, we swore to work sellfreeusa.com like a job. We have taken what was a part time for fun project and decided that we were going to work it every day like we were already getting paid too much for our jobs as it was. We get up and we work on this site, we think about and analyze it, talk about it with others online, twitter about it, facebook about it. We basically have chosen to eat, sleep and breathe sellfreeusa.com until it rises up and breathes on its own.

We could go on and on about our situation this year, new baby boy, Melissa narrowly escaping the clutches of Cancer, banks attacking us, too many bills and not enough cash, but we didn't write this blog to complain. We wrote this blog so anyone who came to read it would know that there's no VC or Angel money behind this site. There's just us and the world and we need all the help the world will give us.

As always, we appreciate those of you who facebook, myspace and twitter about us. We also love it when you visit our site, register and start posting ads. It's all good and we are here to make this work for the long run. With so many of you all rooting for us underdogs, we have a feeling that it will come even sooner than we had hoped. Just keep talking about us, keep using our site and by all means, keep rooting for the guy who doesn't have a hope, because once in a while, that guy wins.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

An easy way to tell others about your new site!

It is your site, after all. Your local sellfreeusa.com city page will always do you more good than it will us. It is the total sum of all of these pages that will be to your benefit, but only if they become popular. So, if you want your page to become a new home for your ads, your thoughts, your connections and friends to congregate in, you can do one simple thing to speed that process up. Just click on the photo attached to this blog, print it out, snip some slots between the tear offs and hang it on your office bulletin board.

Better yet, print off two or three. Drop one off at your Church, you local restaurant, grocer and anywhere else you think people would want to know about us and the new site we built for your town. Remember, you know more about where you live than anyone and if you see value in your local sellfreeusa.com for your town, help us spread the word. You will have helped a hard working couple grow a small business and also grow yours at the same time. Whenever two or more people gain from the effort of any one person, that is a good thing.

Thanks in advance for printing and posting a few of these. And as always...

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

What do you want?

No matter what you are looking for, you can post an ad on your local sellfreeusa.com page to help in your hunt. Need a new car? truck? camera? engagement ring? shoes? old record album? couch? frig? xbox game? whatever you need, you can always go in and post an ad about what you are looking for. Chances are someone will see your ad, know someone who has what you need and help you make a connection you could probably have never made on your own.

Three tips for posting your wanted ad.

Include a photo. Photos are powerful things. If you can find a photo of what you are hoping to find, it will really improve your chances of success. Google images is a great place to go hunt for a photo, just make sure that you aren't infringing on anyone's copyrights!

Be descriptive. Always go into detail about the item YOU seek in particular, year, model, options, whatever is really important. It will go a long way toward eliminating dead ends for you and can aid in achieving your goal much faster. Also, are you hoping for it to be delivered, or are you willing to come pick it up? Make sure to mention it as the more info you give, the better your ad will get you what you seek.

Name a fair price. Don't lowball in your ad. It just makes people not take you seriously. Research what you are hoping to buy and come up with a fair market value. If you are unsure of price, say that you are looking for all offers to sell that item, but never ask for a ring you know is worth $6,000 and then say that anything over $400 would be too high. Be fair, be considerate and prepare to do business.

There you have it. Another great way to complete that Batman lunchbox collection you've been working on. So, what DO you want? Post a FREE ad on sellfreeusa.com and tell someone locally today!

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Wanna buy a watch?

Ok, so that old line always makes you smile, but its true that there are not a lot of places where you can post a free ad locally that has a category just for watches and jewelry. At sellfreeusa.com, we thought that it was important to put the classification on all of our 2,000 plus local city sites.

It will be a great way for you to find who really handles these items locally as a buyer and as a seller, you will start to connect with people who never KNEW that you even existed. Just watch what happens when you start posting your watches, rings, ear rings and other jewelry on your local sellfreeusa.com page. I would be so bold as to say that you will be pleasantly surprised at the results. But, there's only one way to find out and thankfully, its 100% free. So what have you got to lose? Except business.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Before you pay to sell your car, why not give us a FREE try?

Ok, so you posted on craigslist and in five minutes your ad was 4 pages down. Plus, you really know that if people could just see the photos, they would know that it is a REALLY nice car. But, if you want to have an ad with a photo next to the heading, you have to go to a site that makes you pay for it.. right?

Wrong.. at sellfreeusa.com every ad gets a color photo you download used as the head photo, which allows for much better ad surfing by buyers and allows someone to get a glimpse of what you are offering at a glance. It is just one of MANY things that make putting an ad on sellfreeusa.com not just different, but better than any other ad site you will find.

Not only can you post photos that show up with the ad header in rotation, you can also download 10,15 or even 20 photos of your car with your ad for free. You will also be able to go in and edit anything in the ad, even after its published, change the price at will, take the ad on and the site as you wish and much much more. Plus, you can easily share your cars for sale ad on our site with your facebook page, twitter page or any one of over 45 other social media sites.

Lastly, your ad will immediately be search material on Yahoo!, Google and other national web sites, which makes it easier for others to find you on the internet. AND anyone who searches on our internal search bar at the top of the page can find your ad, no matter where you... or they are located.

It's a win/win kind of thing and the best part is that it costs you NOTHING to do it and benefit from all of these features. Ain't it cool? Can't wait to see your ad!

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Baby Stuff has a new place to go!

Baby clothes, furniture, toys and just about anything baby has a section on our site. Since I am the father of four and the grandfather of two, I understand how this all works. You need to sell all of those old clothes, cribs, johnny jumper things, shoes and everything else that your special little critter seems to outgrow on a weekly basis and someone out there needs to find what you have because their little critter is coming along real soon.

That's why we created a section on all sellfreeusa.com sites that is just for Baby's. On every sellfreeusa.com page you will find the following link sections....


No matter what you have to buy or sell that is baby related, we want it on here. So tell your friends, notify your local used clothing and furniture people (if they start posting it will save you a drive down there when you are looking for something!), doctors and anyone else who you know is either needing to buy or wanting to sell baby related stuff.

As always, its free, its fast, local and search-able nationwide! What more could you ask for?

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Vintage Iron has a home here.

When we started building sellfreeusa.com we knew that there would bea category or two for antique and classic cars and trucks. We also hoped that many parts of the country would grasp onto the Farm Equipment section and put some vintage and antigue tractors on for sale as well. Why? Because we love vintage stuff.

We also love vintage motorcycles, clothing, signs, memorabilia, magazines and books, records, tapes, old wooden boats and just about anything that could remind you of where we've come from in one form or another. If there is one funny dichotomy to this for us, it's that it uses the most modern technology ever created to preserve and expand the massive collection of antique and vintage items we have.

Do yourself and the entire world a favor. Whenever you see someone who sells or collects anything old or vintage, mention our site as a place to buy and sell their wares. It's our own little way of preserving parts of America for the future generations to fully appreciate.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com