11/21/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

County Selling Picnic Tables On eBay

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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