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• Unlimited weekly exposure on our website for the duration of your "paid for" time

• Exposure in our PDF version, available in its entirety from a link on our website.

• Exposure in our easy-to-read Secondhand News Plus printed version (estimated 15,000-PLUS readership), distributed primarily in Ashe, Alleghany, Watauga and Wilkes counties in North Carolina, Grayson County, VA, and Johnson County, TN.

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About Us

Established in 1996 by Susan Beard and Carlean Lyall, Secondhand News Plus is a weekly shopper, published every Thursday and distributed throughout Ashe and surrounding counties. In addition, Secondhand News Plus frequently produces regional "targeted" publications which are also available for download through our website.

Made available to the public, free of charge, through grocery stores, restaurants, run-ins and local businesses, Secondhand News Plus continues to be independently owned and operated and is not associated with any other publication.

Secondhand News Plus‘ online edition is updated on a continual basis.

Contact Info:

Secondhand News Plus

PO Box 979, (101 N Jefferson Ave.)

West Jefferson, NC 28694

(336) 846-7469 • Ads@SHNPlus.com • Sales@SHNPlus.com

Hours: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday-Friday

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Display Ads

Reach thousands!

Packages available to fit any budget.

For Display/Box ads, call 336-846-7469 or

Email Us!
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“Deluxe” Classified Options

Photo (appears on website only) with free personal ad: FREE

Photo Ad (website and print) with free personal ad: $25.00 for 2 weeks (min.)

Photo with paid classified ad (website & print) $35.00 for 2 wk (min.)

A business may run a copy of their logo as a photo.

Hyperlink for your website or Facebook page: additional $1.50/week.

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Drop a check or cash by our office at 101 N. Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson (across from Rosebud Bakery and next door to Cutter‘s Edge Hair Salon)

Pay by credit/debit card over the phone (you will need to call our office, 336-846-7469. We will be offering online payment in the future with our Ad submission Form.)

Mail a check or money order (please do NOT mail cash) to: Secondhand News Plus, PO Box 979, West Jefferson, NC 28694. To insure proper credit, please be sure to write the phone number you are using on your classified ad in the memo section of your check

We DO NOT ISSUE REFUNDS if you sell your item before the allotted (paid for) time is up. For example, if you pay for a month and sell your item after 2 weeks, you will not be issued a refund. Please call and let us know as soon as the item is sold so that we can remove it or mark it sold. If your (paid for) classified ad is inadvertently omitted, we will be happy to run it the following week or issue a credit for future use, but again, you must call us.

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but are not limited to:

(Items selling for $300 or less may be advertised free of charge. Price must be listed in the ad.)

$5.00 per ad per week (Pay for 4 weeks, 5th week is free)

• Single item selling for $300 or more

• Multiple items (in the same ad) totalling $300 or more

• “Make Offer” ads that do not list a price

• All Hay, Firewood, Christmas Trees (for sale or wanted)

• Nursery Plants and Timber (for sale or wanted)

• All Farm Produce/Products

• Animal Services, as well as animals for which service fees are charged, i.e.: “at stud”

• Animal breeders of (dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, horses, etc., registered or not)

• Single dogs or cats priced over $100 each or litters priced over $100 collectively. This includes “re-homing fees.”

• All livestock ads (cattle, horses, sheep, goats, llamas, pigs, poultry)

• All yard sales and some** fundraisers (Includes up to 3 photos, website only)

• Auctions, Thrift Shops & Flea Markets

• Any and all rentals or leases

• Guns and Hunting Ads

• Any and all services offered on a part-time or work from home basis, ie: Appliance Refurbishing, Lawn & Garden Equipment Refurbishing, Babysitting, Elder Care, Weed Trimming, etc.

• Business Opportunities offered

• Classes offered for any fees

• Employment (help wanted) ads

• Business classifieds: Business defined as a person or persons, partnership or corporation selling a product or providing a service (including housing) on an ongoing basis, for the purpose of making a profit, as opposed to an individual selling personal property.

**Applies to county, state or worldwide organizations.

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but are not limited to:

Free ads will run a minimum of 4 weeks and may be renewed after that time. However, you MUST notify us that you wish to renew it. If you sell your item, please notify us right away of that as well.

Items that are being given away

General Merchandise, Farm & Garden, Automotive or Antiques & Collectible items selling for less than $300. Price must be listed in the ad. Some items do not qualify; check the ‘Notes’ in that category.

Community or church announcements

Generalized ‘want’ ads for merchandise

Community-organized fundraisers* for a local burn-out victim, medical expenses, funeral charges, local fire department or local rescue squad, and the ad states that ALL proceeds benefit these causes.

Classes offered when EVERYTHING IS FREE

Special messages, greetings, Cards of Thanks

*Does not apply to county, state or worldwide organizations.

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Classified Ad Deadlines

Deadline for ALL Advertising is 5 pm Monday for the Current Issue

Our classified deadline is 5 pm on Monday for the current week. Please submit your ad, with payment (if required) prior to that time. (See payment options below.) Unpublished ads that remain unpaid after 14 days will be deleted from our records.

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Secondhand News Plus publishers reserve the right to limit the number of ads placed by a single party. Secondhand News Plus publishers will not knowingly accept or publish advertising which is fraudulent or misleading in nature.

Secondhand News Plus reserves the sole right to edit, revise or reject any and all advertising with or without cause being assigned.

Secondhand News Plus assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertisement, but if at fault, will reprint the classified ad (or) that portion of the (display) ad in which the error appears.

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