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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:55 pm
by Sam Spoons
I don't know what will come of this but those of you who know me may remember that I did a lot of freelance work for a small PA Hire company in Manchester. Sadly the boss (and my mate) passed away suddenly this week. I don't know yet if his family will ask for my help to sell the inventory (it's all pretty raw just now) but even if they don't I could probably post a list of what is available in the hope that some of it will realise something approaching it's true worth. I'll keep you posted.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:45 pm
by blinddrew
Sorry to hear that Sam, I'm sure there are plenty of people on here who can make good use of what comes up though so hopefully they'll get a reasonable return on his investments. :(

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:11 pm
by Sam Spoons
:thumbup: Thanks.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:40 pm
by shufflebeat
Sorry to hear that, Sam.

I've come across this scenario a few times now and it's been some relief to those left behind to have the job done with a minimum of fuss.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:19 am
by Mike Monte
Sam:
Sorry for your loss.

I have talked to my son (a chem engineer by day) about selling my gear if something sudden happens to me.
He is quite familiar with it as we do sound gigs together...
He will take care of it..

I'm almost 61...you never know...

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:46 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
It's a very wise precaution.

I've come across a depressingly large number of 'barn sales' where a widow has been desperate to clear a lock-up, or garage, or spare room of the late Hubby's 'toys', not knowing the true value of any of it and getting ripped off left right and centre.

After my own near-experiences I created a (surprisingly large) spreadsheet which lists all of my audio equipment, with serial numbers, original purchase prices, stored location, which accessories belong with it, where the manuals etc are, and any updates or repairs it might have had, plus a (realistic) guide sale price (which I review annually) or requests as to what should happen to specific items.

It has brought great piece of mind to me, because I know it will help Mrs R and the kids to dispose of my crap with some confidence that they have a reasonable idea about what to expect.

H

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:51 pm
by Sam Spoons
Commendable Hugh, I have promised myself that I will do similar but haven't got around to it. I guess I need to extract the digit and get one with it before it's too late.....

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:02 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
I have a spreadsheet of all equipment purchases anyway for the business records, so it didn't need much extra work to turn it into something that would be genuinely helpful to the nearest and dearest come the fateful day...

Alone similar lines, I have another document that details all the other aspects of my life that someone will eventually have to trawl through. All the subscriptions and online accounts that will need cancelling, all the relevant logins and passwords etc etc... all the bank accounts, shares, pensions and savings... A lot of it is stuff that could be found in other domestic files, but it's handy to have everything collated in one place, and I found it helped to focus the mind on just how complicated a life can be!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:30 pm
by Music Wolf
Mrs Wolf has reliable informed me that all my 'crap', as she puts it, will be buried alongside me.

When I said that I was planning to outlive her she said that she wasn't planning to wait that long anyway.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:49 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
Mrs R has plans to save on the cost of a coffin by having me interred in my PMC speaker cabinets! :shocked:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:56 pm
by Sam Spoons
Going out in stereo, I like that :bouncy:

I've said a cardboard box is fine :D

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:15 pm
by shufflebeat
Let's hope Amazon doesn't get into funerals, imagine the size of the boxes.

Mind you, same day delivery? Best make damn sure a funeral is actually required.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:17 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
:lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:46 pm
by Luke W
shufflebeat wrote:Let's hope Amazon doesn't get into funerals, imagine the size of the boxes.

That's made my day :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:21 pm
by Wonks
They'd still manage to force you through the letterbox of the crematorium.