Two brothers who love
to buy and sell items through the classifieds detail their exploits in "The
Classified Guys", a column that appears in 115 newspapers and is syndicated by
Universal Press Syndicate in Kansas City, MO.
classified-shopping enthusiasts," says Todd "Carry" Holze. "Ever since we were
kids, Duane and i loved a good deal, and bought and sold things through the
classifieds." Their strategy is to check the classifieds for great deals, enjoy
the merchandise for a while, thenr esell it at the ame price - or perhaps even
make a profit. The advice works particularly well for sports
"If you've always wanted to scuba dive, here's the way to
[get equipment]," Holze points out.
The weekly column can be downloaded
from www.ClassifiedGuys.com. Cash and Carry answer readers' questions, talk
about negotiating skills, and relate funny stories.
It all started when
the two former engineers decided to self-publish a book called 50% Off! How to
Find Great Deals. The talked it up on radio shows and approached The Danbury
News-Times, their local paper, with the idea for the column. Todd and Duane
provide marketing materials and are available for local radio shows and
personal appearances. Last August, they were the warm-up act at a George Carlin
concert in Wallingford, Conn., sponsored by The Hartford Courant to promote its
Courant Classified section.
"A CLASSIFIED ACT"