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Trying to weather a shitstorm, items for sale!
« on: June 10, 2014, 08:46:50 AM »
I am new here, but I have been hit with a "world of shitstorm" type situation and need to make some dough, so I'm selling off as much as I can.
I am not a beggar, the items I'm selling are all in decent condition.
I will list the items here first, and if you're interested in my sob story you can scroll down and check it out.

PM me if you are interested in any of my items.
I will update the op as items are sold.
If you want an estimate on shipping any item/s, just ask and I will respond as quickly as I can.  I'm still cleaning up this mess, so I'm not spending very much time online right now, but I will be checking here once or twice a day.

1x Unlocked 16GB Nexus 4 in pristine condition, with charging cable.  -   $150.00

2x Epson PowerLite X12 LED Projector (HDMI/VGA)  -  $200.00

Zotac GTX560 TI 1GB  -  $40.00

iMac G5 17-Inch w/1GB Ram (old but working well with 10.5 installed) - $50.00

Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium PCIx sound card $40.00

I will have some computer parts up later as well, so keep checking back if you need any for older hardware. (Think Ultra SCSI cards and drives, old video cards and DVD drives, Macbook and MB Pro parts)
I also have some old, old vinyl albums, antique typewriters (heavy), antique pub signs with authentic pub grime, and some comics to sell, but probably not here due to time and lack of interest.

My Story
I was in a car accident a few weeks back where a girl basically shaved the front bumper off of my car, and I didn't have the money or insurance to fix it, so I parked the car in the drive and hoofed it everywhere.
Bad luck.

 I come home for lunch one day, and while I'm sitting in my basement on the computer, I notice my feet are starting to get wet... the damn storm drain was backing up into my house.  So we were flooded out.  Tons of computer equipment, flooded.  Bitcoin mining operations suspended.  :( 
More bad luck.

I'm a tech support guy and had both a student working for me and some flexibility in scheduling, so I called work to take some time off, and fought the floodwaters for the next 22 hours straight. I take a nap, and 1 hour-in I get a call from my manager at work.
They have an emergency technical meeting that I absolutely must make an appearance at.
So, I shower, notice I have no clean clothes (washer and dryer were in the basement) and run out and buy a new shirt so I don't look like a bum for this meeting.
When I get there, my manager tells me that they are "declining to renew my contract."  I'm out of a job. 
Even worse luck.

So I get home and tell my pregnant wife that I just lost my job, and then get right back to fighting the floodwaters.  My wife can't help because of bacterial infections etc. because of the pregnancy,  so it's all up to me.
I moved the car to the street, rented a truck and a storage unit to save as much out of my basement as possible.
When I get back from my last load, I notice someone backed into my car and crunched the corner and tail-light right into the trunk space.  They must have hit it pretty hard, but at least they left a note.
WTH is going on here.

The next day we have a doctors appointment to listen to the baby's heartbeat and check my wife's health.  It had been scheduled way in advance as they like to keep their eyes on the progress, and we were just into the second trimester.
He couldn't find the heartbeat... we'd had a sonogram just a couple weeks before and 'lil dude was flipping around and sorta waved at us, but we couldn't find anything, so the doctor had us rush to the hospital for an emergency sonogram.
The baby had died.
WTF life.

So my wife just gave our last $1000 to the government for our property taxes, I have two kids and we have to eat.  Too bad we still have internet though, because it means she just stays in her room and wallows in self pity all day.  She comes out to go to the bathroom and go to church, that's it. We have two kids, and I've been working balls-out to make sure they get to school, have homework done, are clothed, etc.  AND I'm still cleaning flood shit up, doing dishes, mowing the lawn, laundry, etc.

The guy that backed into my car payed to have it repaired without involving insurance, and because of that he even payed to have a new front bumper put on.  So at least one lucky thing has occurred in all of this.

I feel pretty messed-up, and aimless.  Just trying to take care of what I can right now, so if anyone can help make things a little easier by buying my stuff, I would really, really appreciate it.

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Re: Trying to weather a shitstorm, items for sale!
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 01:19:45 AM »
You know, that story of yours doesn't seem all that legit, so I'd like you to post some real photos of your things, on a red piece of cloth, all of them together. I don't care how shitty the quality is, how dirty the red cloth might be, I just want some proof that you have it.

And if you do, I might buy that 560 Ti and X-Fi Titanium from ya.


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