Selling up Your Favorite Belongings.

Thiruvananthapuram, India
January 18, 2009 12:58am CST
When you are pressing hard for money, what will you do? sell up your favorite books,electronic gadgets or worser still, household appliances. I would not be reluctant in giving away my favorite belongings for a lesser price when I am badly in need of finances.Isn't it natural for anyone to dispossess one's favorite when one is in dire necessity of funds to meet emergency expenses.?
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14 responses
• United States
21 Jan 09
Yes I will sell what I can if I need some money quickly. I have also cut down on out going expenses.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
20 Jan 09
well i have been fortunate enouigh in life nevr to get to that point something has always come up when i find myself in dire needs,i sell things but not my properties that i use but the thinghs that i buy for future security for such instances as the subhject matter of this discussion
@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
19 Jan 09
Nope... I would never do that. I had my own share of problems in the past... but I never sold anything... besides my stamp collection. I lost a lot of money on it... but I did not need it anymore... and I needed the money. But besides that... if you are already broke... and you start selling the things you need... you are going even further down the hole. You have to look at a way to make money or do without it. There is always a way to make a few dollars here and a few dollars there. You just need to go out there and talk about your problem with everyone you know. Eventually someone will come up with something... even if it is only 5 bucks to wash their car.
@tammytwo (4304)
• United States
19 Jan 09
It's funny that this discussion is posted. As I just told my daughter earlier that I am going to sell everything except my camera and my computer. Those are the two things I could never live without. Plus these two things help me to make money so it wouldn't be wise to get rid of them. But I am going to begin trying to sell as many things as possible to get some of my bills paid off.
@CRIVAS (1820)
• Canada
19 Jan 09
Wll i have to say that I agree, if it came down to sell it to survive, I would gladly sell my favorite belongings. I have two children so I would be willing to sacrifice anything for them no question about it.
@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
I have sold my gadgets few months ago because we need to pay for our condo's monthly rental, association dues, electric and water bills.. we were really short that time so hubby and I decided to sell our much loved gadgets(PSPs, Ipod Video and mobile phone).. it was really hard to let go of our small investments but we've got no choice but do the right thing to do.. but God is really good. My hubby was able to buy a felicia blue PSP slim for himself and a white Nintendo DS Lite for myself..=)
• Malaysia
18 Jan 09
I agree 100% with your statements bout the solutions in desperation situation. With a very pragmatic way in your method of statement by relinquishing all the valuable items that we owned to begetting fast-cash-transaction, rather than begging to any inappropriate third party in resolute our monetary needs. Yeah...me too, will do the same practical solution like what you expressed and extended in this discussion.
• Canada
18 Jan 09
I have 100s of books that I can sell. I don't even know why I bought them, they are just taking up space in my house. The only thing is that I'm too lazy to pack them and all the hassle of shipping them. If I am extremely pressed for money, I would sell the house and get a smaller more affordable place.
@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
18 Jan 09
When I was going through my divorce I had to pay attorney's fees and got very little help, mostly because my family and friends are all scraping to survive. I sold my engagement ring, the few items of good jewelry I had, most of my cd's and a lot of guitar gear, art work I'd collected and coins and stuff. Books, clothing, nothing was safe! I got rid of a LOT of stuff. Most of it is replaceable but I'm not replacing it, I'd rather save the money. My attorney was worth every cent I paid him and I'm glad I had the stuff to sell.
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
18 Jan 09
I thank God that I rarely ever have to do that, as it is very hard for me. I will do my best to find another way to get the money. If I really like something, then I will want it back and I hate to buy the same thing twice.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
18 Jan 09
I have thought about doing that before but something always came along and I never had to do it. I would have felt really bad to loce things just because of the need for money also.
@ElicBxn (60810)
• United States
18 Jan 09
I'm afraid I really don't have much that is worth much. I guess I value my cats more that "stuff."
@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
I have not done this... selling my things because i need the money... i would rather borrow money or pawn my jewelries... this way... i can still get them back when i have the money... i have never seen my parents sell any of our stuff... even when we were really financially down...
@Porcospino (16586)
• Denmark
18 Jan 09
I don't have a lot to sell, but if I am in serious need of money I wouldn't hestitate to sell my things. The first thing I would sell is a pair of diamond earings that I received from my former mother-in-law, and it is not hard for me to sell them, as she is not an important person in my life. If it had been a present from my own mother, it would have been a lot harder to sell them, but if I were in serious need of money I would definately consider it.