Starting selling mine earlier this yearJuly 11 2012 at 9:53 PM
|rcboater (Login rcboater)|
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Response to A Stash Reality Check
Last year, a club member passed away suddenly-- he was about 10 years older than me, in his early 60s. His widow was overwhelmed by all his hobby stuff. A couple of us helped her dispose of the stuff-- I sold the high value/unique stuff here on HS, and we took the run of the mill stuff to a local show and sold it all. We maybe didn't get top dollar for every item, but I fiugure we got her at least four-five times what a liquidator would have given her....
My wife and I are already starting to think about downsizing-- and I realized that I didn't want to end up moving my 300+ kits and all the other stuff that goes with it. So I took about 3/4 of my stash to a show this spring, and sold most of it. I decided that I'd let the market dictate what I build-- whatever didn't sell is what I'd keep to build.
I read a post here several months ago, about how someone has a stash of exactly one kit. When he finishes building one, he buys a new one. I like the idea of having the kit I'm building, and the next one on the shelf, and that's it.
I realize I'll likely never get the stash down to one, but I will try to reduce it as much as I can...
Like many of us, my stash grew because I couldn't resist a bargain, and "I might want to build that someday". I realise now that is a bad investment-- it is silly to have thousands of dollars in kits that I'll eventually sell for a loss, just to avoid paying "collector's price" for one that I end deciding I gotta have.
As the old saying goes: "It isn't a bargain if you don't need the item in the first place."
Webmaster, IPMS Patriot Chapter, Billerica, MA
|This message has been edited by rcboater from IP address 220.127.116.11 on Jul 12, 2012 12:53 PM|