With the economy in its present state we should all consider a barter network. I have always bartered for things. You don't have to pay full price for things or service. Brainstorm with friends and create a list of their skills and their needs. Then trade! I use to tell people that LaVern would work for pie because I do NOT like making pie crust. I believe you could get just about anything through a barter and it is amazing all the talented, crafty people in our community. Just go to craigslist........and check out the barters!