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Sewell We Finance has the front page honors of this week’s Thrifty Nickel. All you need to bring in is your last pay stub and you can drive away today in a new car. All credit issues are okay at Sewell We Finance, so don’t wait to get behind the wheel of your next car! In house financing and warranties are also available. Call 432-580-7000 or go see them at 2440 E. 8th Street in Odessa!

Have you placed any classified ads recently? If not, then the time to do so may be now! Make sure your ad gets all the eyeballs possible by adding a few extras like checkmarks or a box. You’d be surprised how much these little things can help your ad get seen so your item gets sold fast! Right now we have a special going on where if you buy two weeks for your classified ad, you can get the third week free! Free week is subject to ten words or less, each additional word will be 40 cents.

If you’re having a hard time and find yourself going hungry until payday, help is out there. If your child can’t afford a lunch ticket at school, then have no fear. Text your order to Mrs. Marla at 432-967-8055. Mrs. Marla is a good person who cooks for the homeless and helps feed families who are going through tough times. Please let her know if she can help you today, also if you have spare money for a donation or food items, that would also help Mrs. Marla!” Go to: “Marla’s Help For The Hungry” on Facebook. Marla is grateful, thankful, and blessed for all the support she can get to help feed the hungry in our community.

Advertise or find your perfect services with us at It really couldn’t be easier. Head over, sign up for an account and then place an ad! Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Try it out! For walk in’s it’s only $5.75 for the first ten words, .40 cents per each additional word. One picture free with each ad! For those who prefer a human touch for your business interactions, then feel free to call in and place an ad. Our helpful and friendly staff are available starting at 8:00 every day of the week. On Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday our phone transactions and business locations shut down at 5:00 PM, Tuesdays till 6:00, and Fridays till 2:00 PM.

For the Odessa office place your calls to: (432) 333-4184

For the Midland office dial: (432) 580-7777

If you’re already out on the town running errands, we’re conveniently located at 2611 Golder Avenue, Odessa TX, 79761. That address works for all your mail-in ads as well! We also have newspaper stands in most of your local stores, including all the 7-Eleven stores in Odessa and Midland! You can also find Thrifty Nickel at Supermercado in Midland, El Rancho in Odessa, H-E-B, and Albertsons! If we don’t have a stand in your favorite store, call us and we’ll get one there, just for you!

Utilize the Thrifty Nickel Classifieds, serving the Permian Basin for over thirty years, reaching over one hundred thousand households.


Advertising in Newspapers; a Centuries Old Tradition!

People have been advertising in newspapers ever since a printing of the Boston News-Letter included the first ad seeking a buyer for an estate in Oyster Bay, Long Island in 1704. A little time after that, Benjamin Franklin began publishing the Pennsylvania Gazette in Philadelphia. His gazette included pages strictly dedicated to new advertisements.

The Thrifty Nickel in Odessa Texas carries on Mr. Franklin’s grand tradition but on a larger scale. We solely provide pages upon pages of advertisements for you to peruse and find the ultimate deal you seek.

While the incredible power of advertising was slowly discovered, it’s now been exploited to the point of the average American receiving over 100 advertisement inputs into their subconscious before breakfast. Such an inundation of pictures, catchphrases and other sub-psychological agendas forces most Americans, in some way, to purchase these new products.

Rather than provide you with the same fodder, the same message to buy new and buy new and buy new, the Thrifty Nickel facilitates an even older form of commerce, independent seller to independent buyer. We encourage, and help, you buy used. Just because the television proclaims a product superior to its successors does not make that a true fact, nor does it make buying new a financially viable or ecologically responsible idea.

Our lives, homes and planet already amass more junk than we know what to do with. Go ahead, walk around your house right now and tell me that the new Swiffer you bought for 34.91, which requires you to continually buy wet-packs and weird Swiffer pads at an additional and seemingly never ending cost, is better than a mop that cost startlingly less at around 8 dollars and does not need constant purchasing to make it run.

It’s the impulse purchasing of these products, slightly modified from their now seemingly primitive (but more largely effective) ancestors, that put us at an ultimate loss for cash when it comes to big purchases.

We at the Thrifty Nickel want to help you in any way we can. Both by providing you with a website that allows you, the consumer, to search for the exact product you desire without additional input about WHAT you should want to buy, and by collecting the largest amount of used items for you to search through.

Advertising in newspapers is a good way for you to unload all of the unnecessary gizmos and gadgets accumulated across a lifetime of commercialism. Find all of the things you never use, all the while knowing that somewhere else, someone else is thinking of buying exactly that, NEW. Which, is ridiculous.

Please, help your fellow man and ultimately the planet we all call home by searching and placing ads on Just click the tab on the top of the page that reads Place An Ad! You can click any subheading underneath that. $5.75 for the first ten words, .40 cents per each additional word. One picture free with each ad!  And because we love you and appreciate your business, we offer you a second week free when you place your ad online at!

Think before you buy. New is NOT always better and in many cases, is actually worse.