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  • uwe-r
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    Having a sort out at the weekend and i have:

    an apple powerbook g3, a minidisc player, an i pod, an olmypus muji film camera, an Nikon N90x film camera.

    All stuff that i could maybe shift on ebay but i would get a fraction of the original value (if anything for) and so i am reluctant to part with it.

    What have you got that you are hoarding for no reason?

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Wife and two kids……

    GJP
    Member

    3 CD Players – all good ones
    1 printer with no cartridges
    An old laptop PC and another that is close to dying.
    A Nikon 35mm SLR camera and lenses
    Old digital compact camera
    Far too many CDs and DVDs
    Assorted furniture now that I have ran out of space
    Framed artwork (see above)

    Bar the CD players nothing has any value.

    dan1980
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    A degu. He’s been loose in a room for 3 days now, and I can’t find the bugger, let alone catch him. I know he’s in there because he keeps sh*tting on the floor and eating the food I leave out for him.

    Not a clue how to get him back 🙁

    Kuco
    Member

    Mouse trap should get him 🙂

    Dead powerbook
    old Arcam amp
    old Denon disc player
    old Mission speakers

    MrSmith
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    a box full of unbuilt hardwood reeded front dining chairs and a couple of carver chairs all ready to build if you have the upholstery skills and time. can’t remember what wood they are but the grain is really nice (more grain than beech but finer than oak. been in a dyson upright hoover box for well over 10 years in cupboard under the stairs, will probably burn them when i move.

    vorlich
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    £1000 DVD player, now worth <£70

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Stw swap shop anyone?

    geetee1972
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    Vorlich tell us more.

    trail_rat
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    Small 7 inch netbook with 4gb flash hdd worth about 40 quid

    2 Mk5 ipod nano worth next to nowt

    A nintendo ds with 4 games and a 3rds card again worth next to mowt

    Premier Icon grtdkad
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    I’ll swap that DVD player for my 15 yr old son!

    CaptJon
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    28 inch CRT TV

    Premier Icon Esme
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    “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”

    Kuco
    Member

    Just looked on ebay a 5th gen nano fetches about £50-70

    trail_rat
    Member

    Sorry my bad they are 8gb 3rd gen

    Worth so little they/1 is at least worth keeping for touring as i can then leave Expensive stuff at home

    TiRed
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    Music Fidelity A1 amp that needs new capacitors. Quad 303. About 10 boxes of toys that have yet to be binned sorted for a garage sale.

    emanuel
    Member

    npc 195 camera.
    polaroids keep you poor.

    emanuel
    Member

    oh,and spare mechs,front and rear for a fleet of bikes.at least 4 bikes I don’t ride.

    A fibreglass canoe I can’t get rid of. Free to a good home.

    Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
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    I have loads of stuff in the loft that I can’t part with but i don’t have a use for, such as

    Boxes of vinyl
    Old round tube Stiffee frame
    Original Turner burner frame
    Repro Burner BMX
    An old Dyson, just incase the Sebo breaks (it hasn’t in the last 6 odd years)
    A couple of old AV recievers
    Guitar I never got around to learning to play
    Small snooker table
    Loads of speakers

    And thats just the stuff I want to keep, I was actually thinking the other day that with all the crap in the loft that there maybe a chance it could cave in, I mean it’s not like lofts are designed to take a proper load is it!

    a husband ? 😉
    ive a ton of stuff in my attic… an old raleigh racer 1980 ish year, my sons girlfriends bike it weighs a ton some cheap halfords bike from a few years back…would get more money if it was melted down..
    lots of old paint, drills, teddies, old clothes, a leaded snooker table i think its still there — a brand new table that my daughter bought for her flat which is too big… lots of bike bits, a bouldering mat and two sets of climbing ropes and hooks etc and about 4 pairs of climbing boots , two climbing harnesses and a few chalk bags….. nice red chilli bouldering at it is too very thick for landing on…. i may well get that mat out agin this summer…unused for two years lol

    vorlich
    Member

    Vorlich tell us more.

    Arcam DV88. Read online recently that some forumite had picked one up up for £70 from a dealer. Still a great CD source, but I’m mostly streaming my music from the NAS now.

    I didn’t pay 1k for it though, my sis won it by doing the crossword at the back of Q magazine and I swapped it for £400 high street vouchers 🙂

    I’ll swap that DVD player for my 15 yr old son!

    Does it come with Andrex included?

    meehaja
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    2 out of test diving cylinders, a VW camper van, lots of bikes, lots of guitars…

    uwe-r
    Member

    Vorlich wins so far with the £1,000 dvd player.

    Lots of stuff is still usefull (Guitars, speekers, cd’s, wifes etc). for maximum points here you need high value / high end goods that are now completely useless and you cant get rid because of how much you once valued / appreciated them.

    My Nikon N90 was about £800? now sub £50.

    Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
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    Lots of stuff is still usefull (Guitars, speekers, cd’s, wifes etc). for maximum points here you need high value / high end goods that are now completely useless and you cant get rid because of how much you once valued / appreciated them.

    Well my burner was £1400 new, worth what now, about £200?
    I’ll keep it cheers, it’s only a month or two away from becoming wall art.

    Cheers.

    MrSmith
    Member

    a linhof technicardan 5×4 camera plus darkslides and other bit and pieces and a hassleblad 503cxi with 80mm and 40mm lenses.

    think the linhof is 3k new and the 40mm lens close to 4k?
    sat untouched for about 6 years as i don’t shoot film anymore.

    a G5 powermac that cost me 2k too. worth £150?

    vorlich
    Member

    a linhof technicardan 5×4 camera

    Nice. If I had the money…surely you could still sell that for a mint though?

    Old component stereo bought over time at around £1000 in total, now scrapes to £70 on ebay.

    mudshark
    Member

    Why hoard? Get rid of it whilst it still has some value, clutter is annoying and eventually likely to be worthless ending up in a dump. So give it a 2nd life whilst you still can!

    And there’s always freecycle so be charitable if Ebay doesn’t want it.

    LenHankie
    Member

    You are all forgetting the small offcut of wood, kept solely for stirring paint.

    coffeeking
    Member

    15 old hard drives. 10 motherboards. 3 (unusable) CD readers. I hoard anything, it’s always useful, sometime.

    Barbed Wire Collector issues 33 – 94

    …… I’ve lost interest

    andyl
    Member

    Been thinking along these lines myself and wanting to get rid of stuff.

    I have boxes of brand new PC and other types of cables, loads of carbon fibre stuff, loads of 7″ VGA touch screens and parts, alarm clocks, NetMD player, PC bits.

    Maybe a trip to a charity shop is in order for some stuff like usb cables an hubs etc.

    ell_tell
    Member

    I’ve got an old set of manitou axel comps with some minor surface rust on the stantions. Worth very little, if anything, but not sure what to do with them.

    Also have an old frame, digital camera, 1gb mp3 & a jar of foreign money from various countries, most of which is no longer legal tender.

    saleem
    Member

    Martinxyz has a extra house in the garden for their spares And unwanted lol

    Porn mags? I mean with the advent of the interent an all….

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Consumer electronics is my downfall. I’ve got a complete PC of Pentium 3 vintage (which I can’t throw out cos it’s got a BX motherboard, kill me now) along with various parts that ‘might come in useful.’

    I’ve got a load of AV kit which got decommissioned when I upgraded everything recently; so, AV receiver / amp, twin cassette deck, high-end VCR, laserdisc player.

    Loads of pocket electronics including several Palms of varying ages, my beloved Psion 5, and more phones than I have ears.

    A surprise drawer of mystery power adapters. A large bag of assorted cables, which TBH is the most useful thing of the lot. If anyone ever needs to wire up a Ford Anglia to the Hubble telescope, I’ve probably got the cable to do it.

    Tamiya R/C car and assorted toys dating to childhood; original Big Trak, Scramble, Firefox F-7, a non-functioning Astro Wars (*why* am I keeping that?!) and odd sets of Lego.

    That’s off the top of my head. I feel an archaeological dig coming on.

    MrNutt
    Member

    I have a spare room and a loft that I refuse to believe exist, their contents unbeknown even to me now.

    uwe-r
    Member

    Tamiya R/C car

    They must hold their value. My brother had one and it was ace. I remember going to some race meeting once c1990. Lots of geeks were well into it with massive tool boxes full of parts and overalls on like in a formula 1 pit lane…

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