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Old 10-25-2008, 11:55 AM
Location: USA
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I don't feel there is any need to take much other than what means a lot to the individual. Practically everything can be found at rummage sales, estate sales, etc. Good quality stuff, too. A person can sell most of his/her stuff before move and buy at the new location after the move. Not a problem in a good sized metro, but can be in a small town or rural area. But everywhere I have ever been, there are folks willing to sell something. I'm certainly not too proud to purchase something second-hand.
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:12 PM
Location: Lynbrook
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10 years old is pretty old for washer/dryer. If you pay to bring it with you and then it dies within months of your move, you'll be angry with yourself for giving in. I'd say try to sell them for a little cash and put that towards the new set. There's lot of deals right now for 0% financing for 6 months. If you can pay them off before the 6 month mark, definitely go for new.
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:07 AM
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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My wife and I were just moving into a new house and bringing things from two. Since her house was in the same town of our new home we put things we didn't want in her old one. When we were done moving and had everything we didn't want in one place we had an interesting type of yard sale...a free one! I advertised in the local paper for a free yard sale. You see what you want, take it home! We had 2 big room of our stuff. I unlocked the door at 7 AM and went home with the majority of 2 rooms of stuff gone! What was left went to Goodwill! Why free yard sale? It's a quick way to get rid of it all. All you have to do is lay it out where they can see it. No hassle of putting price tags on everything. If they come in and saw something but didn't like the price they won't take it. This way, you can't beat the price! Now I'm not talking about big appliances. We sold them. But things like an bed we wouldn't need, desks, chairs, a bicycle, small appliances we didn't use much, etc.
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Old 11-01-2008, 05:19 AM
Location: Morristown, TN
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Free yard sale... that's a novel idea :0)

I think he's softening on the washer/dryer... and he's looking more at *get rid of* basement/garage stuff than transport it.

I certainly have no issues with secondhand stuff, some things look/work much better with a history!
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