Reading ads from the other side of the ocean.
It is snowing outside, the kind of snow fall that can go on the whole night. It’s a bit to warm at the moment so most of it melts away quickly but the temperature will drop soon ao I guess I’ll wake up to a white world tomorrow. It won’t last long tough, already on Tuesday temperatures will rise again.
When Joyce sent me that basket for christmas she had packed it in lots of pages from her local newspaper and I just had to read through all those pages 🙂 I have especially enjoyed the classifieds and it has been fun to compare prices on different things. When it comes to cars I guess it’s the buyers market at the moment, but it doesn’t seem to be much cheaper in the US than here. But there’s a lot of adds about leasing cars, is that common with private persons? Over here only businesses does that.
Something we don’t have here is mobile homes. Well some buy them to have as a vacation home during vacations and holidays but that’s it and they are much smaller than the ones I know many live in over at Yours. I can see that the price on houses is rather low still. I sometimes look at what houses costs over on Your side of the ocean and these are low. Normally a house costs much more in the US than over here but house prices has started to fall over here too now but that’s because they have made it more difficult to borrow money now.
I also noticed that dogs and cats are rather cheap in the US. There was a cat, persian 6 weeks old for only $500, they cost at least twice that here. I was also surprised over how little a purebred dog cost! Everything between $350 to $800, that’s what we normally pay for a mixed breed here 🙂 🙂 A purebred costs around $2000 here 🙂 🙂 🙂 There are of course exceptions but then it has to do with an older dog or because they might have the wrong color or something like that. It’s also forbidden to sell dogs and cats in a pet store here. I guess that’s why we don’t have any bigger problems with puppy farms ( we are not totally free from that awful thing though).
Like here there’s also a lot of ads from small businesses. Handyman, oddjobbs and tree pruning and things like that. I’ve noticed an increasing number of those ads here in my newspaper and I guess it has to do with the difficulty to find any job at all anywhere now days.
It has been really interesting to read all these ads so I’ve saved those pages and look through them every now and again. To be honest, ads like these are the only reason I still have my newspaper, the rest is just the same garbage one can find anywhere, either on tv or the internet.
Have a great day!