I have found that if you go onto craigslist . com and search in the "Household", "General" or "Furniture" tabs, you can find some neat things for good prices! Often, you can send the person an email directly from the item you are looking at and talk them down in price.
There is also a category for "Arts & Crafts" and I have found a lot of really good deals on SB items there! You can do local searches too!