You called?

We’re getting ready to seize the airwaves! And if you were waiting for an invitation to join us on the air, consider this the invite (no RSVP required). You’re more than welcome to call Paper Shop Live! and tell us what you’d like to sell. Or buy, for that matter.  Best of all? It’s free…

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Start your engines!

For some people, it’s the first shoots of crocus greenery that peep through the snow. For others, it’s a holiday benchmark like St. Patrick’s Day or Easter. But for those of  us with high-octane fuel in our veins, this Sunday brings a sure sign of spring – the “Great American Race”. In other words? Start…

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Alpha Bravo

It might sound downright military, but when you take ads over the phone, the phonetic alphabet is your best friend. Without it, that Yamaha YZF250 can become something entirely different! It’s amazing how similar a Z can sound like a C over the phone, and a sneaky F can sometimes masquerade as an S. A…

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Oscars

And Milos. And Lincolns. February 20th is Love Your Pet Day, and we’d like to point out that there are lots of adoptable pets for the loving. The handsome fellow pictured above is Oscar. He’s an 8-1/2-year-old Lhasa Apso. He’s not only featured on page 82 of this week’s issue, he’s also available for adoption at…

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Take Cover!

Cover ads: easy, breezy, beautiful! Well, sort of. We can assure that it’s easy. And we’ll do our best to make it beautiful. We’ll leave the breezy part up to you. You’ll often see car dealerships, special events and the occasional Shout Out on our covers, but did you know that you could get your…

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In Charge

The smallest one is tinier than a bacterium. The largest is the size of a football field. Suffice it to say, we’re getting a charge out of the fact that February 18th is National Battery Day. Whether it’s powering your vehicle, your laptop or even that emergency flashlight you’ve got stashed in the trunk of…

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Valentines Day

  We’d like to take a moment to wax sentimental – it is, after all, Valentines Day. We truly appreciate our readers and our many advertisers. That said, we also love trivia. Since we can’t take all of you out for a fancy dinner nor can we send everyone bouquets of flowers, we’ll just share…

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February Holiday

Thursday is a very special holiday. It’s February 14th – a day we take time to recognize something that can take our breath away: the mighty Ferris Wheel. Move over, Cupid:  tomorrow’s National Ferris Wheel Day, commemorating the birth of George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr, the inventor of the Ferris Wheel. His magnum opus was…

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Spellbound

You might not love spelling, but we do! We also have an extreme affection for correct grammar (but that’s a post for another day). When you’re placing an ad with us on findnflip.com, don’t sweat the small stuff … and certainly don’t sweat the spelling. If you’re not sure how to spell something, just give…

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You’re free to advertise!

$25.00. It translates to 2334.50 Japanese Yen, 15.97 British Pounds or 751.40 Russian Rubles. But to us here at Paper Shop? $25 equals a free ad. We know that sometimes you’ve got some smaller items to sell. You may, in fact, have a number of those items, and we really do try to make the…

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Hot Dog!

We’d always thought the Dog Days were a summer thing, but we’re now reconsidering. What’s made us change our tune? These five simple words: Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The show has been televised since 1948 (and streamed online since 2006) and it’s become something of a February tradition to catch the annual event. We’ve…

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Off to see the blizzard?

We don’t know about you, but we’re getting ready to batten down the hatches for a storm that may turn out to be quite a blizzard. Even if it isn’t a full-blown nor’easter, we’re still in store for a little of the white stuff within the next 48 hours. It goes without saying, we suppose,…

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Games People Play

Can we get a moment of silence in remembrance of the iron Monopoly token? (insert moment of silence here) As you may have read, Hasbro is retiring the iron after a heated online election, and it’s being replaced with a cat token. We’re all for cats, but we can’t help but mourn the noble iron…

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Many Happy Returns

We find that our 30 word limit on commission ads works pretty well, but we can only imagine the size of an ad containing the U.S. tax code: it contains over 7 million words! It’s that time of year. From now until April 15, tax season is upon us. And for many of us, those…

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