http://www.craigslist.com/ is so awesome. It's a great place to buy used furniture, camera equipment, and lots of other neat things.
Here are a couple of recent finds:
A huge (2' x 3') piece of gorgeous marble for pastry making. Dave got it is a surprise for me. It was so inexpensive it was almost free.
I also found a couple of loquat trees. They are indigenous to China but grow well in California. The fruit is rather like an apple and is good for eating and jam making.
Now that I have an official pastry board, be prepared for a major pastry making spree!