It’s the minimum age to be a candidate to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. It’s the number of cents in a quarter. And it’s how many years of marriage mark a silver wedding anniversary. No matter how you slice it, 25′s a big deal.
And with us? It’s a free deal.
When you place a commission ad for an item that’s got an asking price of $25 or less, it’s a free ad. You’ll owe no commission when you sell it. No fees, no charges, no nothing.
Or even better, 14.3 of them! In the market for a horse or pony? We’ve got ‘em.
If you’ve ever wondered how horses are measured, wonder no more! When you look at the ads in our Horses & Ponies category, you’ll see things like 16H or 14.3H in them. For those unfamiliar with equine lingo, that H stands for hands – the standard measurement for horses. Each hand equals about 4 inches, and that number tells you the height from the ground to the horse’s withers (shoulders).
So why hands and not a sensible, understandable unit of measurement like … well, feet? Very much like the 12″ foot we widely use today, the hand was based on the size of the average man’s hand when measured across the fingers. Before there were standard, widespread units of measurement both hands and feet were used to give people a general idea how large (or small) something might be.
And that, friends, is about the size of it.
Scholars are pretty sure that it’s how the Great Wall of China was financed. Benjamin Franklin used it to fund the purchase of a cannon to defend Philadelphia. You might have waited with bated breath on Saturday night to see those Powerball results (we did). Ah, lottery. If nothing else, it’s a great excuse to dream!
Whether you’re a gambler or someone who’s hesitant to take any risks, we’ve got the perfect ad for you. If you’re pretty sure of selling your item, pre-paid commission is the ad for you: pay half the commission price when you place the ad, owe nothing when you sell. Best of all? You can run that paid-for ad for 32 issues if you need to. But if you’re not sure if your item will sell, opt for a commission ad. If it sells? Great! If not, we can let the ad expire after its four issue run, and as long as you’ve kept it available for sale, it’ll run out with no charge.
Some say that life’s about taking chances. Sometimes it is, but sometimes it’s better to play it safe. Either way? We’ve got you covered.
There are the undead. And then? There’s customer service at Paper Shop.
We pride ourselves on having real, live people to take your calls. No robots. No phone trees. And definitely no zombies. To be completely honest, we may be a just a tiny bit less lively on Monday mornings (What?! We’re being honest, here!), but we’ll always do our best to answer your questions and help you place ads. When you call us, you’ll get Kimberly, Bonnie, Kim or Jennifer on the line. And don’t ever worry that any question is too small or that we mind helping you check the status of an ad. It’s what we do, and we pride ourselves on doing it well.
We’re here from 8am until 6pm Monday through Thursday and 8am until 5pm on Friday. Call us at 1-800-537-9377 or 570-969-3100. Craving brains? Good! We’ve got ‘em. And we’re ready use them to assist you!
You’re probably thinking right about now that puns are our specialty (we’re afraid you’d be partially correct). But we’re also a great place to pick up DIY and craft items. We’re also an exceptionally great source for the organization and storage of those items.
Whether you’re a veteran seamstress or novice crafter, you’ll find a wide variety of sewing machines (and other paraphernalia) in Miscellaneous Household. If you’re crafty, we’ve currently got all manner of supplies, from ceramic molds to scrapbook supplies. Both Miscellaneous and Under $25 are regular hotbeds for the implements of creative pursuits.
Even better? Both Miscellaneous and Under $25 boast a wealth of interesting ideas for storage of your sewing and craft supplies. It’s where we classify things like storage containers. And don’t overlook unexpected categories like Hunting & Fishing: after all, tackle boxes are wonderful things for containing your stash of supplies.
Use that creativity! We’re here to help you do it on the cheap.
Sure, the left-handed may comprise 15% of the population. And southpaws might tend to excel at abstract and creative thought. But these aren’t attributes that apply to the lefties we’re talking about here. Unless you’ve got some kind of magical plumbing, chances are your left-handed tub keeps its talents to itself.
Yes, we said left-handed tub. And, yes, they’re a thing that exists. A rather common thing, in fact.
The right- or left-handedness of a tub tells you which side has the drain – a rather important detail if you’re shopping around for a tub to fit in a particular spot (remember that most tubs have one side to a wall). If you stand facing your tub (as if you were about to get into it), you’ll see that the drain is either to your right or to your left. If it’s to your right? Right-handed. To your left? Lefty.
So when you notice tubs of the left-handed variety in our Heating & Plumbing section, you aren’t … well, left wondering what that means, right? Right.
And do it from the comfort of your own home by checking out our Truck/Van Parts category.
You’ll find ladder racks, contractor’s truck caps & all sorts of accessories to trick out your truck for work (or even for fun). Tow bars? Truck parts. Tow hitches? Truck parts. Tool boxes? You get the idea.
If you’re looking to rig a big rig, don’t forget to check out Dump Trucks/Tractor Trailers & Accessories. From Peterbilt to Mack to Freightliner, we’ve got what it takes to keep you truckin’.
Maybe you’re just a casual reader here. Or maybe you’re someone who’s more comfortable communicating via email. Either way, you’re welcome to contact me. We’re always trying to address questions that people might have about Paper Shop, and whether you’ve got a query about our policies, an inquiry about our history or even just an oddball question, I’d love to hear from you. Sock it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember, too, that we welcome questions, comments and suggestions everywhere else, too. Feel free to message us on Facebook or tweet us. We’re not only all ads, we’re all ears, too.
The modern word for carpet comes from the Latin carpere, meaning “to pluck”. In the days of the Romans, carpeting was made from unraveled, or plucked, fabric. So the word for carpeting has the same root as “carpe diem”, which means seize (or pluck) the day.
That said, here’s our advice to you: carpet diem. Because you can seize some new carpeting and you can do it today! We’ve teamed up with Giant Carpet to give away free flooring, and it’s free & easy to enter. If you’ve liked us on Facebook? Entered. Purchased an online subscription? You’re in. You can fill out the entry you’ll find in any print issue of Paper Shop (or stop by our office to fill one out) and – bingo! – you’re entered to win.
We love it when you catch our radio show live on Saturday mornings (that’s why we named it Paper Shop Live! and not something like Paper Shop Whenever Everyone Gets To It!). That said, we understand that life can get in the way of the best made plans, and even if you happen to catch us live on the air, there’s the possibility that you just might miss the details about something that interests you. If this happens, there’s no need for panic and despair (Really!). There are a few ways to get up to speed on information you may have missed.
First off, there’s the podcast. Every show is uploaded to the web and remains there until the following Saturday, when it’s replaced with the new show. You can listen whenever you like, and even pause it if necessary.
But if there’s a specific item you’d like to find out about, you can easily cut to the chase by checking out our website. Since every ad that’s on the air appears there, you need only type “Paper Shop Live” in the search field to pull up the ads from the show.