I received some very nice windchimes as a gift, and I don't *do*
windchimes. I haven't had a single bite on these -- no one's even
looked at them. Before you click on the link (to an eBay listing), let
me tell you thiese are cow-themed. If you don't like cow things, don't
bother. They're really quite nice, and doubtless were expensive
considering the gift-giver. Brand new -- no chips
Sorry to intrude the ad. I won't do it again, but as I said, I'm
I don't know. I am desperate because I decided to get rid of them, and
have a box all ready. The combination will free up about 1.5 cubic
feet of space in my house, and maybe return enough $$ to list some
more saleable items. I'm trying to sort out and get some space around
I say, "Never under-estimate the value of a good garbage can!" Unless
the givers have snooping privileges in your garbage, what's the harm?
Ever hear of "secure garbage?" :)
Or, alternatively, if you just can't bear to throw it out, make an
anonymous donation to a charity shop or save it for the next time
you're in a pinch to come up with a "white elephant" gift.
BTW - It really is unbelievable how much valueless, manufactured crap
we have in the world, while on the other hand, we have so many people
who are starving and eating out of garbage cans.
I still have some myself (SSDD, used though). Broke down and threw most of
them out. Don't think there's any chance of recycling ... last I checked
(5 years ago), they just burn them for fuel, at least around here.
But you never know (selling junk) ... I sold a dozen issues of the New Zork
Times/Status Line (that you get a free subscription for when buying an
Infocom game) for $100+. I also sold 3 Infocom games, but didn't get half
that for all 3. Back then it was 25 cent listing fee, and I thought I'd
list the NZT set to get more exposure (linking it back to the games). Sure
glad I didn't just chuck them.
still OT, but for other reader's potential amusement :-)
Well, according to the label, the cow windchimes aren't manufactured,
but hand-crafted from local materials.
Also, while I agree that we all have too much Stuff, refraining from
acquistion is not going to feed the hungry. In fact, 'consumerism'
drives the US economy -- if everyone bought only what they needed,
millions (more) would be jobless. Economics is a very mysterious
It would save some finite energy reserves, and reduce pollution.
Much of the "stuff" consumed by the western world is often produced at
the expense of dismal conditions in the thirdworld; cheap beef, luxury
cash crops and designer trainers, to mention a few. Don't fool yourself
that excessive consumerism is justified by supporting more jobs in your
own country; manufacturing is in vast decline in the western world.
On Wed, 12 May 2004 16:40:45 +0100, Janet Baraclough..
This is why I said the "science" of economics is a murky subject.
There are *always* good arguments on both, or rather every, side of a
discussion. More guns doesn't necessarily mean less butter. It might
even mean more butter, too. If economic effects were thoroughly
understood, the stock market wouldn't be a gamble.
It's only been 2 days, don't have a cow (chime). You'll probably have no
problem moo I said mooving these items. People will ruminate until their
own cows come home before bidding.
Plenty of people have "mad cow disease" and love these things, even if it's
an unknown brand. Perhaps someone named Patty will buy it. No bull, I
wouldn't steer you wrong, would I?
Personally, I have a beef with eBay, so I won't wrangle with them. They
can't have their steak and eat it, too.
oh well, my misteak. I had no problems selling stuff, even weird junk,
but that was when the economy was better and eBay was less commercial.
Just toss it up in the attic. Maybe one of your inheritors will end up
on Antiques Road Show and get rich (by more than $3 hopefully) once
somebody figures out who Clarkie is/was.
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