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Minimalism and selling stuff you don't use
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RE: Minimalism and selling stuff you don't use
you got a ton of good advice already but
i dont know if you can mention other websites but bold and determined has an article "live like a spartan" which is useful and then man vs debt has an article on how to determine what to keep or not
but yeah i try to only keep what you literally use right now i have some stuff i want to use in the future or might use in the future, but probably should get rid of
01-24-2019 02:24 PM
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RE: Minimalism and selling stuff you don't use
I have been living this, as you call it, "minimalist lifestyle" for years now.

Just a few days ago, I threw out a few belts. I have two black belts (formal & casual) and two brown belts.

Will keep throwing stuff out, even if it's a piece of paper. Still makes me happy, getting rid of garbage/clutter/noise.
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01-24-2019 05:07 PM
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RE: Minimalism and selling stuff you don't use
Great thread. In terms of getting rid of stuff, has anyone ever tried the app Letgo? It connects you with people in your area interested in buying your stuff. Problem is that you will have to go through at least a dozen conversations with people before you find someone actually ready to pull the trigger. How time consuming is it to sell stuff on ebay? It's not worth it for something worth less than 20$ probably, but I hate throwing away stuff that someone out there could legitimately use.
01-26-2019 06:06 AM
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RE: Minimalism and selling stuff you don't use
I'm slowly getting rid of old accumulated possessions that I no longer use. Overcoming sentimental value of valuable possessions I have has been one hurdle I am able to overcome, the other issue is dealing with the average person that responds to the ads I've placed. I have items in good condition at around 20% of retail value.
I often just give stuff away to friends or people I respect as I don't like waste and am into sustainability.

Even though I price items at a very low price, the idiots that respond still want to haggle even lower.
I am finding the process dealing with the average punter quite frustrating.

Example: I had a skateboard advertised for $60. Yesterday this guy messages me at 6am asking if it is still available, I mean seriously does any one have any manners any more? We message and he's happy to come over and get it. He's keen, it's for his son.

I say I'm at work til 6pm but after that, or he can come over on Saturday morning as an alternative window. He says he knows nothing about skateboards so I talk him through it after work, and he asks on the phone if I will accept $50. I say yes I will and come over.

He has been drinking, so can't drive, so gets his wife to drive him and brings his two boys over. I show him the board at my house.
I meet his son, who is hyped and I talk to the whole family.

It all checks out, but then he asks if I will accept $45.... Now I'm not into arguing over 5 bucks, and by principle won't humiliate a man in front of his kids or waste my time getting another buyer. I say, yep let's do it. The kid is excited and that's great but I've conceded 25% on the asking price.

Each stupid cunt I deal with has a hard luck story and wants to haggle, or will waste your time.

I gave away some new motorbike brakepads to a mechanic I know recently. But still have to move the leathers and protective gear.
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01-26-2019 07:05 AM
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RE: Minimalism and selling stuff you don't use
Yesterday, a new table tennis paddle has arrived. So I had to get rid of the old guy ASAP. Just left it on a bench in the subway. Someone will use it for sure. So, I did a good deed and the same time, I let minimalism prevail.

Win-win.
01-30-2019 06:45 PM
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I am going to declutter my pad, as I have been motivated by this thread.

Crap piles up.
01-30-2019 07:31 PM
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RE: Minimalism and selling stuff you don't use
Its healthy for the soul that's for sure.
One of my buddies only possessions is his diving gear and that brings him in not only his lively hood but plenty of "fish" as well lol....


(01-26-2019 07:05 AM)Mig Picante Wrote:  I'm slowly getting rid of old accumulated possessions that I no longer use. Overcoming sentimental value of valuable possessions I have has been one hurdle I am able to overcome, the other issue is dealing with the average person that responds to the ads I've placed. I have items in good condition at around 20% of retail value.
I often just give stuff away to friends or people I respect as I don't like waste and am into sustainability.

Even though I price items at a very low price, the idiots that respond still want to haggle even lower.
I am finding the process dealing with the average punter quite frustrating.

Example: I had a skateboard advertised for $60. Yesterday this guy messages me at 6am asking if it is still available, I mean seriously does any one have any manners any more? We message and he's happy to come over and get it. He's keen, it's for his son.

I say I'm at work til 6pm but after that, or he can come over on Saturday morning as an alternative window. He says he knows nothing about skateboards so I talk him through it after work, and he asks on the phone if I will accept $50. I say yes I will and come over.

He has been drinking, so can't drive, so gets his wife to drive him and brings his two boys over. I show him the board at my house.
I meet his son, who is hyped and I talk to the whole family.

It all checks out, but then he asks if I will accept $45.... Now I'm not into arguing over 5 bucks, and by principle won't humiliate a man in front of his kids or waste my time getting another buyer. I say, yep let's do it. The kid is excited and that's great but I've conceded 25% on the asking price.

Each stupid cunt I deal with has a hard luck story and wants to haggle, or will waste your time.

I gave away some new motorbike brakepads to a mechanic I know recently. But still have to move the leathers and protective gear.

Its funny even giving shit away can really bring out the autism almost to the point where throwing it out is the better option.

I put up a freebie ad and had all sorts of requests about dropping it off to them and one person asking if I knew where to get hard drugs the day after I gave him work clothes ROFL

Actually I had a funny one recently where someone tried to lowball me so I explained how much it was worth and then put the price UP ...they ended up buying the item! If only they just paid what I originally was selling it for Confused


This one is a classic where Conan and Slash go guitar shopping on CL ROFL


01-30-2019 08:28 PM
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Post: #33
RE: Minimalism and selling stuff you don't use
New black leather shoes arrived today.

So the old ones go to the "Used clothes container" in my neighborhood.

Had them for a year, not really great quality, so there's no point in giving them away.
02-01-2019 07:56 PM
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RE: Minimalism and selling stuff you don't use
(01-20-2019 10:24 PM)[email protected] Wrote:  You only need a laptop & smartphone, clothes, ID and toiletries. A travelling suitcase or duffle bag. That's it.

Everything else can be kept with family or thrown out.

This is exactly right. If you're a single guy who enjoys his freedom and never wants to be tied down or in debt, all your possessions should easily be packable in the max (free) check-in luggage allowed for an international flight. Later, what doesn't fit needs to be tossed. I've limited myself to one check-in and one carry-on bag.

I also have a couple totes at my family's house for keeping precious belongings, which can easily be relocated if need be.

"The things you own end up owning you." -Tyler Durden (Fight Club)



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02-01-2019 10:01 PM
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RE: Minimalism and selling stuff you don't use
I have a pretty simple rule that I use when I'm considering throwing something out.

I just ask myself: "Have I used this item in the past year?" if not, then I ask: "Does this item spark joy in me when I look at it?"

If the answer to both questions is no, then throw it away.
02-01-2019 10:50 PM
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