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#2426072 - 12/30/17 07:30 PM Did you ever liquidate to improve your situation?
OhioMopar Offline
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Just like the title says... Did you ever sell everything off and improve your financial situation? I've been contemplating a similar move for a while now. It would be virtually impossible to find another Bee optioned the way mine is, and I love the car. But the idea of being comfortable is one that is pretty common lately. I'm not destitute, financially ruined, or in any trouble. Just wondering if anyone went from "ok" to "much happier" by the less-is-more method?
Thanks!
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Looking for my original 383 block. Last seen around the Atlanta area. 7449 are the last 4 of the VIN.

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#2426076 - 12/30/17 07:37 PM Re: Did you ever liquidate to improve your situation? [Re: OhioMopar]
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I have been extremely poor, as in living on ramen noodles and a macdonalds hamburger for food every day, I still have my 68 Charger that I bought when I was 19. I have sold off other things too, but I always seem to lose when I sell things...so realistically, I just learn to live with my current means until things get better. Tim
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#2426078 - 12/30/17 07:37 PM Re: Did you ever liquidate to improve your situation? [Re: OhioMopar]
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I've got stuff for sale that I don't use anymore. Couple cars, car projects, and such. Soon I may start selling some of my tools, and car lift.
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#2426079 - 12/30/17 07:37 PM Re: Did you ever liquidate to improve your situation? [Re: OhioMopar]
OhioMopar Offline
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I, also, never do super when I sell stuff.
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Looking for my original 383 block. Last seen around the Atlanta area. 7449 are the last 4 of the VIN.

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#2426080 - 12/30/17 07:38 PM Re: Did you ever liquidate to improve your situation? [Re: amxautox]
OhioMopar Offline
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Originally Posted By amxautox
I've got stuff for sale that I don't use anymore. Couple cars, car projects, and such. Soon I may start selling some of my tools, and car lift.

But no boats or fishing rods?
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Looking for my original 383 block. Last seen around the Atlanta area. 7449 are the last 4 of the VIN.

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#2426081 - 12/30/17 07:39 PM Re: Did you ever liquidate to improve your situation? [Re: OhioMopar]
amxautox Offline
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Originally Posted By OhioMopar
Originally Posted By amxautox
I've got stuff for sale that I don't use anymore. Couple cars, car projects, and such. Soon I may start selling some of my tools, and car lift.

But no boats or fishing rods?
HECK NO!!! I use those almost every day during the spring summer and fall. And sorta often during the winter. boogie
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#2426086 - 12/30/17 07:46 PM Re: Did you ever liquidate to improve your situation? [Re: amxautox]
RUNCHARGER Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
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Loc: Chilliwack B.C. Canada
When I left the Railway I didn't know how things were going to go so I sold my beloved Hemi Charger to pay my house off. Sometimes responsibility sucks but if it is important you have to do it. I miss the car but faced with the same situation, I would do it again.


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#2426108 - 12/30/17 08:24 PM Re: Did you ever liquidate to improve your situation? [Re: OhioMopar]
Alaskan_TA Offline
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Life gives us tough choices at times.

Due to the economy, I had to sell the T/A or lose the house.

No house, no registries & nowhere to store the records I had been entrusted with.

I miss the car, but I know I made the right choice for myself & others.

Best of luck with whatever decision you need to make.

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#2426136 - 12/30/17 09:50 PM Re: Did you ever liquidate to improve your situation? [Re: OhioMopar]
694406 Offline
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Registered: 09/02/03
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I've done it, to buy my house about 3 years ago. Sold everything but 1 project. Three years later I'm back up to 4 keepers and a couple more others.

Good luck ,it's in your blood. You'll be back! Lol
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#2426138 - 12/30/17 09:56 PM Re: Did you ever liquidate to improve your situation? [Re: RUNCHARGER]
OhioMopar Offline
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Originally Posted By RUNCHARGER
When I left the Railway I didn't know how things were going to go so I sold my beloved Hemi Charger to pay my house off. Sometimes responsibility sucks but if it is important you have to do it. I miss the car but faced with the same situation, I would do it again.

That is a way nicer car than what I would be giving up! That would be hard to do. But it's hard to live in it.

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#2426139 - 12/30/17 09:57 PM Re: Did you ever liquidate to improve your situation? [Re: Alaskan_TA]
OhioMopar Offline
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Originally Posted By Alaskan_TA
Life gives us tough choices at times.

Due to the economy, I had to sell the T/A or lose the house.

No house, no registries & nowhere to store the records I had been entrusted with.

I miss the car, but I know I made the right choice for myself & others.

Best of luck with whatever decision you need to make.


Another rough one. A T/A is on my bucket list.
And thank you.

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#2426140 - 12/30/17 09:58 PM Re: Did you ever liquidate to improve your situation? [Re: 694406]
OhioMopar Offline
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Originally Posted By 694406
I've done it, to buy my house about 3 years ago. Sold everything but 1 project. Three years later I'm back up to 4 keepers and a couple more others.

Good luck ,it's in your blood. You'll be back! Lol

There's no way I would get out for good. Just for my own good for a bit...
Did you ship the X9 Swinger?
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Looking for my original 383 block. Last seen around the Atlanta area. 7449 are the last 4 of the VIN.

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#2426146 - 12/30/17 10:17 PM Re: Did you ever liquidate to improve your situation? [Re: OhioMopar]
QuickDodge Offline
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Try to think long term. Sometimes that can be difficult, because we do not know the future. Over time, our interests and desires change. There are times to let things we love go. On the other hand, there are some things which we really love, that should be kept if possible.

Back some years ago, I let a Road Runner go. There were other ways to solve the problems at that time. It was an impulsive decision, based partly on frustration. Regret letting that car go today.

Several years before that, I had a rather desirable brand X car. My situation at the time practically forced the sale of that car. Today, I do not miss that car very much.

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#2426152 - 12/30/17 10:38 PM Re: Did you ever liquidate to improve your situation? [Re: OhioMopar]
parksr5 Offline
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Loc: Oh
Interesting topic; I'm glad you asked the question.

I think about things like this too.

I currently have 3 toys (cars). I've thought about selling 2 of the cars. I purchased one of them less than two years ago; the guy I bought it off of sold it for the reasons you're contemplating. He said that he was fine and had no financial issues but, was to the point where he just wanted to pay everything off, start becoming more strict with his money and set himself up for the future.

The saying You only live once but, you're not dead yet always pops into my head when I think about this topic. Spending money on "x" now can bring happiness but, could have a negative financial impact in the future but, the future could come and then one may regret not doing or buying "x".

Where's that crystal ball?

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#2426160 - 12/30/17 10:52 PM Re: Did you ever liquidate to improve your situation? [Re: OhioMopar]
469runner Offline
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The trouble is, once something is gone, it is gone. Money comes and goes. When you sell things, the money gets spent on something and it is gone too. I wish I still had the 1971 Cuda' 383 car that I let go in college because I wasn't using it much. This was in 1982, sold it for $800.00 That money is gone and so is the Cuda.

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#2426162 - 12/30/17 11:03 PM Re: Did you ever liquidate to improve your situation? [Re: OhioMopar]
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I'm kind of in that you only live once situation now, with a little bit of a twist medically. Not to go into details, but at this point if I am going to get into an old Mopar, now is the time. Tomorrow isn't guaranteed. Well, maybe tomorrow......but my retirement is six years away, and that is not a guarantee. That is when I was going to treat myself to one.

I just sold my 2010 Challenger R/T and banked the money. I'd love to sell some of my guitars, but there seems to be no market for them locally and I hate shipping them.

I am supposed to go look at a 69 Super Bee next weekend. Don't know if it will be "the one", but it's local and can't hurt looking it over.
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#2426164 - 12/30/17 11:07 PM Re: Did you ever liquidate to improve your situation? [Re: OhioMopar]
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Interesting question. I’ve never done it. There are ways to get/stay ahead of the game. The number one way is to live within your means. If you can straighten things out without liquidation I would look at that before taking it to the extreme.
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#2426167 - 12/30/17 11:16 PM Re: Did you ever liquidate to improve your situation? [Re: OhioMopar]
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I've sold many cars over the years to pay off bills and never regretted it once. Last one I sold was basically to have my must pay bills paid in advance for a couple years... best decision I made in a long time!
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#2426171 - 12/30/17 11:21 PM Re: Did you ever liquidate to improve your situation? [Re: Kidsixpack]
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Originally Posted By Kidsixpack
Interesting question. I’ve never done it. There are ways to get/stay ahead of the game. The number one way is to live within your means. If you can straighten things out without liquidation I would look at that before taking it to the extreme.
KID


Agree.

Through all of life's challenges never had to resort to this.

It helps to live within your means and be smart with money.

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#2426173 - 12/30/17 11:26 PM Re: Did you ever liquidate to improve your situation? [Re: StukaJU87]
parksr5 Offline
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Originally Posted By StukaJU87
I'm kind of in that you only live once situation now, with a little bit of a twist medically. Not to go into details, but at this point if I am going to get into an old Mopar, now is the time. Tomorrow isn't guaranteed. Well, maybe tomorrow......but my retirement is six years away, and that is not a guarantee. That is when I was going to treat myself to one.

I just sold my 2010 Challenger R/T and banked the money. I'd love to sell some of my guitars, but there seems to be no market for them locally and I hate shipping them.

I am supposed to go look at a 69 Super Bee next weekend. Don't know if it will be "the one", but it's local and can't hurt looking it over.


I have that twist too which makes it even more difficult. Being a realist, I don't think I'm going to make it to retirement age. I struggle with the idea of living it up now or playing it safe especially given how fast technology is progressing.

My Dad medically retired at 43 and his retirement fund really came in handy until he eventually passed at 50. If forced to medically retire, having things paid off or having substantial retirement funds will come in handy even though not too many plan to use retirement money at such a young age. His last 7 years would have been real crappy if he didn't have the retirement funds.

By the way, some of those funds were spent right when he retired to buy a 69 Road Runner project which took him around 2 years to get on the road. That was his dream and treat to himself.

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