On Our Radar: Microwave Ovens

Zap it. Nuke it. There are a million ways we describe using the microwave (and probably a million and one different things we use it for). It’s hard to imagine daily life without the trusty microwave, but it is a rather recent innovation. Interestingly, the microwave was invented by accident, thanks to an engineer named…

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February Predictions

Here’s hoping for a shadow-free Saturday. We’ve got our fingers crossed, but it really is all up to Punxsutawney Phil. The tradition holds that if he sees his shadow, we’re in for six more weeks of winter. If it’s cloudy and there’s no shadow, spring is just around the corner. Us? We’re firmly in the…

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Advertising on Commission

Advertise free, pay when you sell. If you’re familiar with us, you know it’s our rallying cry. And it’s true: when you place a commission ad with us, we run the ad for you with no upfront payment. Just call us or log on to thepapershop.com, give us the information about your item, and we’ll…

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Have a ball (or 100)

There are three of them on the moon. They can have between 300 & 500 dimples (the standard is generally 336). Americans spend $600 million on them annually. And the average golfer goes through 100 of them every year. We are, of course, talking about golf balls. And we’ve got them advertised. You can find…

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Word.

Shakespeare said that brevity is the soul of wit. The Bard may have had a point. Then again, old William was likely not placing an ad for a detailed item. We allow up to 30 words in every commission ad. For the more concise among us (and for certain items), that’s more than enough. Sometimes,…

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Freeze Frame. For Free.

We’ve all been in a deep freeze for the last week, so we guess it’s no surprise that we’re in a freeze frame state of mind this afternoon. We’ve already told you about posting photos of any item on thepapershop.com: it’s easy, free and effective. But when it comes to commission ads for cars, trucks…

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On Display

Thursday is the day. The time? High noon. Sorry if we seem a little bit dramatic, but that particular date & time is a big deal to us: it’s the weekly deadline for display advertising. If you take a moment to page through any copy of Paper Shop, you’ll see display ads in a variety…

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Category 5

No, we’re not talking hurricanes here. When we take ads at Paper Shop, the categories have numbers on our system so that we can easily put incoming ads in the right spot. And Category 5 just happens to be domestic automobiles. If you’re in the market to purchase a used car, well, then, you’ve come…

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Snowed In!

No bones about it – it’s been cold. Freezing, even. You might not love winter weather, but we’re doing our very best to help change your mind. After all, January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month. So put on that winter jacket and let’s get you out on the snow! If you happened to…

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Facebook & Twitter

We’re rather liked. And we’re followed, too. If you haven’t yet checked out Paper Shop on Facebook & Twitter, you might want to. It’s not only a fun way to keep up with us, but also a chance to get in on exclusive online giveaways. We also give a heads-up when it comes to what…

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Going once, going twice …

… sold! Now that’s how you hammer out a sale! Ever go to an auction? It’s not only a really interesting and fun thing to do, it’s also a source for great bargains and unusual finds. We list all sorts of local auctions both online and in print. Most of the time the ad will…

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FAQ: When will my ad appear?

Questions. We love ‘em. When somebody has a question for us here at Paper Shop, we know that they’re either already advertising with us or thinking of giving us a try. We’re happy to help with and all inquiries, and we’ve found that a number of them are, well, frequently asked questions. Here’s where we take…

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