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May. 18th, 2006 @ 08:24 pm Another man's treasure now...
Last weekend hubby and I took part in our community's garage sale. It's a great chance to catch up with the neighbours, have them snoop through your possessions, hear the latest gossip, you know, all those things hubby loves so much.

The weather wasn't the greatest, but there were enough people around. We got rid of a tonne of junk, but we still have a buttload more. Because the weather was so crappy we'll probably have one more before we ship the stuff off to the Sally. Being a lover of garbage sales myself, I really don't mind hanging out for an afternoon getting rid of 'treasure'. I don't think hubby will join me again. Although he is talking about adding two of our living room chairs, a futon, coffee table and end tables... we'll have no furniture left!

The weirdest thing was the reaction people had to our casset tapes. People were crazy for them. We ended up getting rid of over half of them. Alice Cooper? Gone. Styx? Gone. Megadeth? Gone. Zeppelin? Gone. C'mon people, what are you going to do with those? Do you even have tape players anymore?
Who does she think she is?
dead hamster
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From:puffmattie
Date:May 19th, 2006 02:10 am (UTC)
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I wonder if maybe there is some kind of collector's market for those tapes. I've seen a lot of people buy things like scratched records just for the sake of saying they're the most die hard fan and own everything.
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From:neeroc
Date:May 19th, 2006 02:49 am (UTC)
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They are welcome to them!

I've never understood putting that much effort into proving you're a fan of anything. I'm lazy that way.
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From:puffmattie
Date:May 20th, 2006 12:51 am (UTC)
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I don't see the point in owning multiple copies of the same thing just in different formats. I'm happy as long as I have an album or song on any format.
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From:devaux
Date:May 19th, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
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That gives me some hope that maybe I can make some dough from my hundreds of tapes that I am saving for some reason.

It would be cool to have a neighborhood garage sale. Hmmmm....
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From:running5k2day
Date:May 20th, 2006 06:34 am (UTC)
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Tapes? Really? You still had some? WoW! Now, I understand the records and the record player...but I never got the whole tape thing. Why? Doesn't the tape eventually get old and break and then the whole thing goes to the trash? I like downloading my music now...ahhhh technology.

Glad to hear you guys still did well at the yard sale despite the ugly weather. Can you imagine how well you will do the next time, providing the sun is out. Don't worry about not having any furniture...that just gives you a reason to buy new furniture....how fun!!!!
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