Before Christmas we helped out one of our friends that is going to be moving. We found so much stuff that we thought would have some value. After going through everythign real good we realized that some of the stuff would only be worth money to a collector. We didn’t have the time to get in touch with collectors so we just let certain things go for whatever we could.
We found some of the first cell phones ever made. We also found a full stereo system that fit inside of a “Buffet” unit. It had a turntable, and a tape deck. We got in touch with a few people that might have been able to use the stereo equipment, but it turned out that they needed more current stuff like the Gemini turntables you see for music professionals. We know that it could have gone for more, but didn’t have the time to wait.
She had so much stuff that we didn’t realize until the end of the day that we had practically cleared 60% of her house out. When she came home from being at the mall she was amazed at how much wasn’t there anymore. We now are getting ready for the final moving sale. We were firm on our prices the first time, but this time we are going to deal a bit more, but not give things away.
It will be a shame to see a friend go, but the economy has hit some people harder than others. Have you ever done anything like a moving sale? How did it work out for you?