Man --- We are drawing a lot of crazy conclusions from the OP? My wife and
I served as caregivers for the 14 years that all four of our parents
declined and passed. I'll damned well guarantee you that my mother didn't
know about some of the things we had to do. Most ahlzheimers patients
Didn't make it much easier.
Your caregiver might be able to come up with a reason to sell them that
makes more sense. How 'bout $4,000/month nursing home bills? How 'bout
$900/month prescription bills? Funny how many people think this kind of
stuff is covered by Medicare. Someone has to pay the bills or you will go
off into the Medicaid mist. Then you can loose the ability to choose your
Geez, did I miss something?
The owner is my father-in-law, an 80-year-old former engineer and fine
woodworker who kept the tools well-maintained. Poor health is the reason for
the sale. He just doesn't use it anymore
Can you explain how you got "scumbag is making his FIL get rid of the shop"?
Wow! guess I hit a sore spot with some people. Just my initial
reaction reading the ad and looking at the pictures.
Must have been an initial flash of my future if neither of my girls
take to tools. I feel bad for Art either having to give it up or being
forced to give it up. The ad does say "Poor health is the reason for
the sale. He just doesn't use it anymore." Those tools don't look to
me like they've been sitting around for years, heck the dust collector
looks like it just came out of the box. The "cash and carry" satement
also made me ill.
Maybe it is for nursing home care or to pay for medication. But I can
tell you if my MIL ever gets to the point she can't or won't cook,
garden, or make wine anymore I'll be damned If I would even consider
selling off her stuff for non-use or money. For her happiness it would
be worth any minor inconvience to me to make things work out for her.
Any maybe you'll have to sell it (as well as her house) at some point to pay
for her care. BTDT. It goes well beyond "minor" inconvenience sometimes.
OTOH, maybe the old guy would rather see it gone than to have to look at
tools he can't use. We surely don' tknow the real reason.
And there maybe another simple reason why the stuff is forsale. The FIL who
loves woodworking so much just may not be able to do it anymore like he used
to and just wants it all out of his sight. I used to be a really avid gun
collector with a membership and part ownership of a gun club. When I would
up in a wheelchair, after one attempt to go up to the gun club and slogging
through the mud and sand at the gun range, I realized that I wasn't going to
be able to enjoy it as I used to be able to. I sold off all my guns and a
few people walked out the door grinning from ear to ear at the deals I gave
them. Since I wasn't going to enjoy shooting anymore, I just wanted it all
out of my sight. And even now some years later, I've always known it was the
right thing for me to do.
I think this guy is out of his tree thinking that he can get $30K for a shop
of tools. IMO the 1/2 of new guideline applies to *individual* tools.
Maybe... just maybe if he sold the pieces one-zy two-zy and was really
patient. Anybody who would want those shop contents (pretty nice stuff)
probably has half of it already. The seller should be offering a "package
discount". I would be surprised if he gets much more than $10k.
Well, I do have a suspicious mind at times but I kind of wonder
whether the same guy who placed the ad posted the message here.
Maybe he was concerned he'd get flamed if he just pointed us to it so
he tried to come up with an angle.
Otherwise, I just don't understand his motivation and logic.
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