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11. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting areinstein

I havent had to sell anything yet but the day I move away, I presume everything except my cats will be sold.

Are you going to keep your husband??

We haven't sold anything either, but will be like Anne when it's time to relocate permanently. We only have the luxury of short (2 week) vacations presently.

12. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting isadora

Quoting areinstein

I havent had to sell anything yet but the day I move away, I presume everything except my cats will be sold.

Are you going to keep your husband??

We haven't sold anything either, but will be like Anne when it's time to relocate permanently. We only have the luxury of short (2 week) vacations presently.

Oh yeah, the husband. Hmmm, well, yeah probably yes...he has been collecting enough stars to redeem them for 10 more years with a crazy wife...

13. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I haven't yet had to sell anything, although I've been giving serious consideration to breaking my savings bonds. They're my safety blanket, though - a nice, safe pile of just-in-case.

Then again, my credit card company keeps upping my limit to impossible heights so I haven't ever been short. They actually sent me an offer for a card with a limit of "up to $100,000". Although I suppose "up to" actually means "good luck, sucker".

14. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

I've not sold much, but i'm not somebody that has many things anyway - I move around allot and even when i am based somewhere I'm often not there much anyway, so i figure instead of buying things which i then have to sell to travel, why not cut out the middle man and go straight to the travelling thing?!!

I've never owned a car or a house/appt etc and have barely any furniture. I've got quite a few CDs, but they aren't something i'd really sell anyway. I used to have decent computer or two, but now they are all so out of date, i'll just junk them or donate them or something.

The only things i've got that i will sell off are bicycles as there's no point keeping decent ones around which will just sit there, but i haven't done it yet.

15. Posted by buiojon (Budding Member 42 posts) 11y

Having to sell car and anything else i can get some money from. Had to lose the boyfriend but didn't get any money for that!!

16. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

I've never sold anything, but I've saved money - and thus not bought things - so as to travel.

So you go without either way.

17. Posted by reneenz (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y

i dunno about the rest of the world but in NZ we have garage sales, which is basically when your garage turns into a crazy market-esk mad house very early on a saturday morning. you advertise in the paper and put signs up on main roads that literally point the bargain hunters your way. These are some crazy mofos, the garage sale crowd! 6am! 6am!!!!! although its sposed to start at 8!
heaps of fun tho, and a fanatastic way to get rid of absolutley everything! and when you cant go on, you sell everything thats left to the last customer standing for about $5!!! hahaha, its like someone paying to take away all the crap you dont want! i made a few hundered, i was stoked, thats gunna come in very handy on my trip!! no worries about storage or rubbish collections, just a wadd of cash.
and the best thing is when i get home i can just go to other peoples garage sales and buy a lifes worth of stuff back, hopefully for $5!
hahaha, im taking the garage sale phenomenon to the world!!!!

18. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

House, Car, plus everything else i own (except for books,cd's and some clothes), but then i want my next trip to last until i'm too old and weak to travel any more. It is the first time i've ever sold anything to go away.

19. Posted by newguy (Full Member 197 posts) 11y

Like Gelli, i'm also someone who doesnt own many material things. The only way to get hard cash is to work for others as a cow. I do find a Polaroid camera useful when travelling though. There was once this couple who paid me a nominal sum for a picture.. I dont use it as a mean to earn money though but rather as a gift, like a postcard from my country.

20. Posted by michsean (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y

we have been planning our first trip around europe since just before christmas, from decisions to sell the cars (my mini got trashed -wrote off on the front street - so no money there)to renting our house for a year - but we couldn't fund the trip this way. So we are putting the house up for sale next week and as soon as it sells then we will be off. There's been alot of turmoil - do we stay - do we go? but at the end of the day its just bricks and mortar and we could soon make another house into a home. Fair enough i doubt if we will ever get on the property ladder again as house prices have boomed far into space. But if we dont do this then we will always be wondering and become part of many who did not go through with their 'dreams'. cheers to all xxx;)

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