May 11, 2010
As some of you may know, I gots some loot (Yes I typed it that way, OCD grammar sufferers - shut up, keep it to yourself.)
I did it all by devising a plan, executing it, and accepting losses from time to time leaving emotion out of it.
Did you know that some your crap you have laying around in your attic or garage could be worth small fortunes?
I try to keep my material possessions as low as possible. I get rid of clothes every season I know I won't wear again, know what I do, I don't take it to GCF, I take pictures of the suckers and sell them on ebay or craigslist.
I don't donate ANY of my possessions to charity (although I do donate large amounts of cash to homeless people in the area, and other charities of my choice, money is the best gift.)
Old records, artwork, pots and pans, pottery, rugs, tables, chairs, lamps, etc. If you have no use for it, sell it. Don't throw it away, even if you made a buck from it, how much would you have made putting it on the side of the road?
I recently sold an original Ping Scotsdale Anser Putter for $2,500 on Ebay. It's cost me nothing, an ex-flame's father gave it to me when he was cleaning out his garage. Many golf purists would question why I would not hang on to it and let the value appreciate? Two reasons; 1. You can't always trust that this will happen. 2. $2,500 for a freaking putter? Are you kidding me. OF COURSE I SOLD THAT!!!
I found out the hard way that holding on to stuff instead of selling it when prices are high only to wait a few years, forget about it and by then it's worth next to nothing, sucks.
Two words for you: BEANIE BABIES. I bet all you collectors who held on to those rare Beanie Babies like Tabasco and the Dinosaurs feel like idiots, shoulda sold them years ago, now they are on ebay for $50 max.
It's ok, don't worry Beanie Babie people, I have over 50,000 baseball and basketball cards. Jordan rookies (the only cards in my collection I will never sell until I need to), Bird rookies, Julius Erving up to current stars like Kobe and Lebron. These things are not worth ANYTHING anymore.
I have to cut this short because I've got to meet with a buddy, but here's a lesson to everyone....
Sell your unwanted junk, put it on Ebay, craigslist, The Pilot, Itrader, Amazon, it does not matter. You all have stuff that just sits there, don't get emotionally attached to something you haven't thought about in years when it comes time to sell it, that's called hoarding and it's weird.
Bonus tip, the less things you have the better care you take of your what you got. You should own your possessions and not let them own you.
Until I piss you off next time....