If you haven't ever heard of Freecycle
it is a great place to ask around for stuff (equipment...bottles, refridgerators, etc). Basically, it is a message board for those who are looking for stuff that others are giving away and visa-versa. This is usually stuff that would go to a landfill or is just sitting around that gets reborn in the hands of someone else. A fellow homebrewer on our local freecycle is giving me 2 cases of 16 oz bottles, priming sugar and caps! It is a great place to look for equipment that is not being used, and a great place to advertise stuff that you no longer need.