If you want it, chances are someone else already has it, and they may be willing to lend it, sell it, trade it or even give it to you. Give LobsterNetwork a try!
Wow! What a concept! Invented by a Canadian Homeschool Family... Here is a FREE site where you can keep a home inventory online (including pictures!) for either your own personal use or have available for others to be able to borrow. You can post things to sell and you can buy things with the option of searching for items by locality. Did I mention all of this is free?
All you need to do is set up your FREE account and you are good to go! One thing we need to do is to get the word out. If we can get people locally to try this out - we can share amongst ourselves.
This is a great place for homeschool resource centers and libraries to post their items that are available. You can then share items among your own group locally. Also great if you lend out a lot of your homeschool material - you can keep a record of it to recall at anytime.
I think the ideas on how you can use this are endless. But we need to get the word out about this so we can have things to borrow and someone to buy our stuff, LOL!