I'll check Craigs List on a daily basis if there is something I'm passionate about finding. I've been looking for a Highboy and a Grandfather clock for months. I didn't want to spend lots of money for them because I knew I wanted to paint them. Finally on back to back weekends I found the two items that suited me just fine!
The Highboy cost me $213 and the Grandfather clock was just $69!
If there is something you're passionate about don't give up, you never know when it'll happen for you!