CLASSIFIED AD RATES FOR INDIVIDUALS
Deadline for ALL Advertising is 5 pm Monday for the Current Issue
Secondhand News Plus has implemented the following classified ad policies. Please note the following, related to ‘free’ and ‘paid’ classifieds. Subject to change at any time. Pricing information contained on this page supercedes any such information contained in the printed version of Secondhand News Plus.
All prices are based on ads placed by the same party/individual. Business rates differ (see definition of a business below). Paid classifieds for individuals are charged at the PER AD RATE of $3.50 per week or $12 for 4 weeks (unless otherwise indicated). PLEASE SEE our 'paid ad' criteria listed below.
Photo ads (classified ad description with color photo, listed within our classified columns), are $25 for 2 weeks.
Please note: Our free internet photo offer is available to individuals wishing to sell a personal item only and do not apply to businesses. A business may, however, run a copy of their logo online provided they are paying for a photo ad in the printed paper ($25/2 weeks) and paying for a hyperlink ($1.50/week) in their online ad. Also, FYI, when submitting your ad, it is only necessary to push the "submit" button one time. If you push it multiple times, we receive the ad multiple times.
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.) Otherwise, your ad will not run until the following week. Unpublished ads that remain unpaid after 14 days will be deleted from our records.
Please be vigilant when using this or any similar publication or website. Know the person you are dealing with, never provide personal or banking information to a potential buyer, seller, landlord, renter or third party, never accept money orders or cashier checks as payment, and never, ever purchase something without seeing it first. For more info on potential scams and how to avoid them, or to file a complaint, visit: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts
•Drop a check by our office at 101 N. Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson (inside Baron Cooper Photography, next 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 do not offer online payment at this time.)
•Mail a check or money order 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. Any remaining funds will be credited to your account IF you call and let us know as soon as the item is sold so that we can make a note of it in our credit files. 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.
WHAT YOU GET FOR THE MONEY:
•Unlimited weekly exposure on our website for the duration of your "paid for" time
•Exposure in our easy-to-read Secondhand News Plus printed version (estimated 18,000-PLUS readership), distributed primarily in Ashe, Wilkes, Watauga, and Alleghany counties
"PAID" CLASSIFIED ADS INCLUDE, but are not limited to:
- Individual items or vehicles selling for more than $300. (Items selling for $300 or less may be advertised free of charge IF the price is listed in the ad.)
- Ads that include more than 1 item and the collectively listed prices exceed $300
- “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) are $3.50/per ad per week
- All Farm Produce/Products
- Animal Services, as well as animals for which service fees are charged, ie: “at stud” are $3.50/per ad per week
- Ads placed by animal breeders for dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, horses, etc., registered or not) are $3.50 per ad per week.
- Individual/private party ads for single dogs or cats priced over $100 each or over $100 collectively. This includes "re-homing fees."
- All livestock (cattle, horses, sheep, goats, llamas, pigs and poultry ads) are $3.50/per ad per week
- All yard sales and some* fundraisers, $3.50/per ad per week
- Auctions, Thrift Shops & Flea Markets,$3.50/per ad per week
- Any and all rentals or leases, $3.50/per ad per week
- 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., $3.50/per ad per week
- Business Opportunities offered, $3.50/per ad per week
- Classes offered
- Employment (help wanted) ads, UNLESS you are a current business advertiser with Secondhand News Plus and have an established account in good standing.
"FREE" CLASSIFIED ADS INCLUDE, but are not limited to:
(Free ads will run a minimum of 4 weeks and may run longer, at no charge. If you sell your item, please notify us right away so that we can take it out of the paper.)
- Items that are being given away
- General merchandise or farm & garden items (does not include produce or farm products) selling for $300 or less IF the price is listed in the ad
- Community or church announcements
- Most Fundraisers (Some restrictions* apply)
- Generalized 'want' ads
- Church and community-organized fundraisers in which it is stated that ALL proceeds are donated to the church, person, fire department or community organization for which the fundraiser is being held. *Does not apply to county, state or worldwide organizations.
- Special messages, greetings, cards of thanks
TO PLACE A BUSINESS CLASSIFIED OR A DISPLAY (BOX) AD, PLEASE CALL 336-846-7469
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR CLASSIFIED AD:
Just visit our "Place an Ad" page here on our website, or... you may phone, email, (snail) mail or fax your ad (find information below), or drop it by our office— 101 N. Jefferson Ave. (inside Baron Cooper Photography), West Jefferson, NC, open Monday-Friday, from 8:30 am-5 pm.
HOW TO CANCEL A CLASSIFIED AD:
To cancel your classified ad, please call our office, 336-846-7469, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure your email includes the phone number used in the classified ad.
BUSINESS DEFINED: 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 John Doe selling his car, or Jane Doe selling a piece of furniture.
THE FINE PRINT: 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.
Mail your classifieds (with check, if required) to:
Secondhand News Plus,
PO Box 979
West Jefferson, NC 28694
(Please be sure to write the telephone number (used in your ad) on your check to ensure proper credit).
For Display/Box ads, email Sales@secondhandnewsonline.com