Here is a method to get stuff for people who don't have alot of money. First go online and look up good surveys. I recommend Ipsos. What you are looking for is a chance to win prizes.
Next you sign up for these surveys. As you do surveys you will get chances to win stuff. I've won alot of stuff that way. If the people in my building hadn't comped my stuff I would be doing well with it.
Then you go on certain sites and trade it. For example, craigslist coming to mind. You can post on this site stuff you don't need.