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County Selling Picnic Tables On eBay

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It's not exactly alfresco weather at the moment, but if you're one of those people who buys Christmas cards on Dec. 26, this may be the perfect time to pick up a cheap picnic table.

On Monday, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County put 2,000 of its picnic tables up for sale on eBay, for $15 apiece ($10 if sold to charities). If your family always celebrated Memorial Day or Labor Day at one of the county's hundreds of picnic groves, the sell-off provides a rare opportunity to own a bit of nostalgia.

The district is unloading all of its traditional, all-wood models -- which cost $300 new.

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