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?
I am not a very big music person. I am however a big video gamer. I never got into being in a band, or anything like that. Maybe this is because I didn’t have the money to get into music earlier in my adulthood.
People that are into music sometimes don’t get the benefit of sales, or discounts. This is because musical equipment is something that holds its value rather well. I have a few people in my family that are into musical instruments, and they could benefit from discounts, or even coupons. I know that this could be good for one of them because they had some equipment get ruined in a fire at a band members house.
That being said I know that they will appreciate being able to Take 15 % off any item priced over $199 or more. Being in the electronics business I will check to see if any of my customers need any new sound equipment. I always make sure to give my customers the best price that I can.
If that isn’t enough savings then I don’t know what to tell you.
Are you into musical instruments? If you were purchasing any equipment would this be something you took advantage of? Is the economy making your music sound a bit weak?
From time to time I need to look over my truck to see what needs to be stocked up, and what equipment needs replacement. I ended up purchasing some long needed stuff that will make my job easier. Purchases like a new cable labeler, and a new drill will come in handy daily. On top of that I found that I needed a new ladder for inside work. I ran into a company selling off medical step stools, but I decided I would have to wait on it because of the cost. Why a medical step stool? They are small, and can be used in a wide variety of places that I work.
I don’t like having to do this type of thing, but every once and a while I have to spend some money to continue doing my job to the best of my capabilities.
Have you ever had to spend money for work when you didn’t want to?
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