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Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:55 pm

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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Re: PA Equipment

Postby blinddrew » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:45 pm

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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Re: PA Equipment

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:11 pm

:thumbup: Thanks.
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Re: PA Equipment

Postby shufflebeat » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:40 pm

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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Re: PA Equipment

Postby Mike Monte » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:19 am

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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Re: PA Equipment

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:46 pm

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.

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Re: PA Equipment

Postby Sam Spoons » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:51 pm

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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Re: PA Equipment

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:02 pm

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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Re: PA Equipment

Postby Music Wolf » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:30 pm

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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Re: PA Equipment

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:49 pm

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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Re: PA Equipment

Postby Sam Spoons » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:56 pm

Going out in stereo, I like that :bouncy:

I've said a cardboard box is fine :D
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Re: PA Equipment

Postby shufflebeat » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:15 pm

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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Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:17 pm

:lol: :lol:
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Re: PA Equipment

Postby Luke W » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:46 pm

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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Re: PA Equipment

Postby Wonks » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:21 pm

They'd still manage to force you through the letterbox of the crematorium.
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