There are numerous reasons one might choose to peruse the local classified advertising sections of various magazines, newspapers or online advertisements. Usually however, most people do so because they are looking for something specific, as you can buy, sell, or trade nearly anything using local classified advertising. Local classified advertising can be found everywhere, advertising new, used, or barely used items. There are some local classified advertising magazines that specialize in only certain items like motorcycles or cars. Other local classified advertising newspapers or magazines have nearly anything and everything under the sun. There are many advantages and disadvantages to using local classified advertising. You can keep your search local, therefore if the item you are looking for is rather large, then its easier to make arrangements to move the item locally, rather than shipped from a long distance, as the charges for shipping alone, can easily be more than the item itself. Using local classified advertising makes it easier to inspect the item you are purchasing. Most people that use local classified advertising do not put photos of the item or items they are selling in the advertisement. This makes it somewhat difficult for a potential buyer to imagine the exact condition the item is in; opposed to the seller knowing exactly how an item appears. People sell their personal items for many reasons. They may be moving into a smaller home or across country. They have simply decided they no longer want or have any use for an item or have decided to purchase something similar only in a different style or color.