The Friday Ad is a free magazine sized newspaper that comes out weekly in various local area of the country. In it there are ads mostly from individuals selling or sometimes giving away unwanted items but also some local events listings and job ads. I came to use it because I was given the task of clearing out someone's holiday caravan at the end of its life. Some items were to be sold, others given away. Although I belong to some internet sites where you can advertise unwanted items as free to collect I thought it would be nice to reach out to those not internet connected too as they are the most vulnerable. The Friday Ad is available in every newsagents in the part of East Sussex this was relevant to. It actually comes out on a Thursday! I am told good bargains may be gone by Friday!
To place an ad you can use a paper form in the magazine or go online. If online you can upload photos too. Ads are free to post as long as you are not a trader and goods costs no more than £53. Otherwise you pay. Ads are placed in both the local print edition and the national website
There is a word limit which unfortunately some advertisers ignore so their ad gets cut off mid sentence which isn't helpful. Sections vary a bit according to the local area's character. The one I used is quite rural so there was livestock adverts and a lot of horses for sale. Otherwise it is the usual furniture, collectabled, cars, toys, books, appliances etc.
I used Friday Ad successfully as a seller / giver with no mistakes or hassle on their part. I would recommend it. As I haven't been a buyer I can only say those I spoke to were all big fans.
The Friday Ad is a weekly paper with items that people are selling in your local area. You can pick these up from most newsagents, despite them being called the Friday Ad they are normally in the shops by Thursday.
There are a range of different items which people are selling, from books, DVDs, games, TVs, mobiles ect. Since its local means you wont have to travel far to collect it, you never know you may be able to get the seller to drop it off to you for a couple of pounds petrol money.
All of the items are under different headings which helps you find things you are intrested in, for example if you wanted to buy a phone you just locate the heading 'mobile phones'. All of the heading are in alphabetical order. One heading I do check out alot which you may want to is 'free to collectors' this is for people who want to get rid of their stuff fast and you can be suprised at what things people are giving away for free.
Advertising your items is a good way to get rid of your old stuff while getting some money for them at the same time but I dont know how much it is to advertise.
In conclusion the Friday Ad is a great way to find yourself bargains and a good way to get rid of your old stuff to make more room in your house and earn at the same time. Worth a look since its free.
Friday Ad is a paper/magazine which is brought out once a week with items people wish to sell. Even though its called the Friday Ad normally you can get it on the Thursday.
You can just about advertise anything you want to sell, whether you are a business or just an individual wanting to clear your house of no longer needed junk. Everything is local so if you see something you want then you dont have to travel far.
You can pick up some good bargains. If you are looking for a paticular item then its easy to locate it within in paper as everything is under different headings for example, if you was looking to buy a ps3 you would look under the heading 'consoles'.
There is a heading called free to collectors which people advertise their items which they want to get rid of quicky. I have seen some good free things advertised such as TV's and bikes.
If you are advertising something and you want to make it stand out then you can put a bold boarder going around your advertisment which makes it catches the readers eye. If you want to you can also colour your advertisment in which makes it stand out even more.
You dont even have to be selling anything to advertise. If you are looking for something then you can advertise what you are looking for. You also get companies putting ads in such as cash for your old car. Im not sure how much it costs to advertise as Ive always sold my belonging on Ebay.
You can pick the Friday Ad from most newsagents and it is totally free. So if you fancy finding your self a baragin then next time you see one, pick one up.
On my everlasting quest for more bargains, I will now introduce you to my favourite paper. Now not only is this paper full of bargains for all areas, it is also free to pick up at many newsagents, is free to advertise in, and also has it`s own website where it is free to browse and advertise. What more could anyone ask for, apart from the name of this fabulous paper that is. The paper is called the Friday-Ad and is available countrywide. If you don`t know if newsagents in your area take delivery of the Friday-Ad, then either just ask your local newsagents or take a look on thr maps page at www.friday-ad.co.uk. Here you will find 3 maps that tell you what areas Friday-Ad covers. Northern Editions: This covers 20 different areas. Southern Editions: This covers 23 different areas. Western Edition : This covers 8 different areas. Each edition covers your local area plus many of the surrounding areas also. For example, where I live I get the Northampton edition, this covers Northampton, Wellingborough, Kettering and Rushden. Because of the big area coverage in each paper, you are bound to find someone who has what you`re looking for. So what items does it cover? Well I`m not going to list them all because there is just far too many, in fact there must be something like 200 separate categories. What I can tell you is that all the categories are listed alphabetically in the front of the paper, so because it`s not just one huge items for sale list, articles are much easier to find. Among all the household items, books and collectibles that are advertised, there is also a cars section, holiday section, property section, and job search. All lineage adverts that you place are free as long as the item you are selling is for under £200, this applies to all sections apart from cars. Here all car adverts are free as long as you`re selling for under £2000. After that Friday-Ad offer several special deals which
are all pretty cheap. For example, at the moment you can advertise the more expensive car for only £6 which will appear in 3 different area editions. Another upside to this paper, is because it is weekly then your adverts are out for longer than your local papers so they have much more chance of being seen. Alternatively you could just place your ad on the website. There are 3 ways to place an ad, the first is to just fill in the form in the paper and post it off. The second is to phone the ad-line, which is open Mon-Fri 8am-9pm and Sat & Sun 9am-5pm, and for anyone who wants to know, then the number is 0800 1381951. The third way is to do it online at www.friday-ad.co.uk, where you can see an even bigger selection of articles for sale. If you`re more into the excitement of bidding, then you can always visit www.friday-auction.co.uk. I haven`t tried this site myself as I prefer to just buy outright. Now what you all want to know is have I bought and sold from the paper myself. The answer is yes to both, and each sale and buy has been a success and a bargain. Friday-Ad also have their own shops, in fact there are 20 in total dotted around the country, the adresses of which you can find on their website. Here you can buy stationary and order business cards etc. as well as place your adverts. The paper itself is only small, A4 sized with only an average of 32 pages, but absolutely jam packed full of bargains galore. What better time to check it out now that christmas is coming up, or just visit the website. Oh and before I forget, if you`re a bit odd and into all things weird then you can also check out www.bizarrebazaar.co.uk which is also a part of Friday-Ad.
With this weeks issue being only number 3 this is a relatively new paper. It is called "Friday Ad" and it comes out on a Friday - I know you didnt really need telling that - the areas it covers is Swindon, Devizes, Faringdon, Cirencester and Durrington. I expect in time though that it will spread even further. It differs from other free advertisement papers by having a very good internet support back up at www.friday-ad.co.uk Even the first inside page is very different from other mags. It has a main sections contents list in full and then an A-Z for All Sections naming all the items and which page it is on. This saves a lot of trouble searching. This page also has a helpful contacts list. Everything is in alphabetical order. The item for sale is in bold print and the rest of the advertisement written very clear. Everything can be seen at a glance. If you want a display ad put in for £3.00 they will not only put it in the paper but on their internet site as well. So you have two for the price of one. This is a very good free ad paper which I am sure will catch on very quickly