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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post
    Question for the experts here:

    What are your thoughts on selling to Half Price Books? I'm really tired of listing books on eBay and Facebook and getting zero interest in the titles I just don't want anymore. I'm tempted to just empty my shelves by selling them to a used book store and avoid all the packing and shipping as well. What are your thoughts?
    I often trade books rather than sell outright because I get better value and often I find things worth trading for. I think I've mentioned this in the past, I also give books away to family members and friends. I've never had any real luck selling....I wish we all lived close enough that we could get together and trade/buy/sell with each other, that would be great!!
    Last edited by mhatchett; 02-10-2021, 08:31 PM.

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  • Dan Hocker
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    Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post
    Question for the experts here:

    What are your thoughts on selling to Half Price Books? I'm really tired of listing books on eBay and Facebook and getting zero interest in the titles I just don't want anymore. I'm tempted to just empty my shelves by selling them to a used book store and avoid all the packing and shipping as well. What are your thoughts?
    I think it just depends what you want to get out of them. If you're looking to get maximum value, then eBay is the way to go. If you're just looking to get rid of them, then why not. Most titles aren't going to have some crazy aftermarket value that's worth the time and effort for putting them on eBay.

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  • jeffingoff
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    Question for the experts here:

    What are your thoughts on selling to Half Price Books? I'm really tired of listing books on eBay and Facebook and getting zero interest in the titles I just don't want anymore. I'm tempted to just empty my shelves by selling them to a used book store and avoid all the packing and shipping as well. What are your thoughts?

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  • Ben Staad
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    Didn't do that either. The fan does wobble fairly bad on the high setting so I will need to figure out how to correct that. I know they make shims however that is the extent of my knowledge on them! LOL

    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    Not cutting your head off is really the measure of success LOL!!!

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  • mhatchett
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    Not cutting your head off is really the measure of success LOL!!!

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  • Ben Staad
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    If anyone was interested the ceiling fan is installed, I didn't shock myself, and nothing seems to be burning yet. So in my book this was a top shelf install. LOL

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  • Ben Staad
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    LOL. I have never heard of a cat filter before. Too funny.

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  • Martin
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    A Lawyer going before a Judge in a Zoom hearing with no idea how to turn off his cat filter sums up the last year well.

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Replacing a ceiling fan today in my house and forgot they are a pain to do for someone with arthritic hands. Bolts dropping out of my hands, screwdriver dropped, one screw dropping into motor cowling. You get the idea. As of right now typing is even a challenge.

    One hour into the process and only managed to get the old one down, installed new support bracket*, and fed through and trimmed wiring on the new fan.

    Last time I hired someone to do this and it took them a total of 15 minutes or less!

    *Old bracket had a screw with a stripped head which needed to come out. That was rough work.
    I hardly do anything myself anymore. Pay for most of it or get a friend over to help.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Replacing a ceiling fan today in my house and forgot they are a pain to do for someone with arthritic hands. Bolts dropping out of my hands, screwdriver dropped, one screw dropping into motor cowling. You get the idea. As of right now typing is even a challenge.

    One hour into the process and only managed to get the old one down, installed new support bracket*, and fed through and trimmed wiring on the new fan.

    Last time I hired someone to do this and it took them a total of 15 minutes or less!

    *Old bracket had a screw with a stripped head which needed to come out. That was rough work.
    I feel you. My hands are fine but I have rotator cuff issues in both shoulders and lifting something over my head is very painful. I have a light fixture that is 12 feet up and I want to replace it with a ceiling can and lights. I have avoided it because I know how much pain it will cause. Good luck on finishing, I do not envy you.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Replacing a ceiling fan today in my house and forgot they are a pain to do for someone with arthritic hands. Bolts dropping out of my hands, screwdriver dropped, one screw dropping into motor cowling. You get the idea. As of right now typing is even a challenge.

    One hour into the process and only managed to get the old one down, installed new support bracket*, and fed through and trimmed wiring on the new fan.

    Last time I hired someone to do this and it took them a total of 15 minutes or less!

    *Old bracket had a screw with a stripped head which needed to come out. That was rough work.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    I know the post was for Homer, but there are some great items up for auction!!

    There really is some good stuff available. In these charity auctions the items often go for above what you could buy the item directly for and that is the case for some of these items currently. There remains some good buys at this point.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    I know the post was for Homer, but there are some great items up for auction!!

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  • Martin
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    Now that I know that Jeffingoff's Magic Duff bucket is from The Simpsons rather than a Chicago brewery when I see Simpsons things I think of Mr. Terry. For those who do not know Matt Groening is from Portland Oregon. He has donated a price of Simpsons Quarantine art to Lincoln High School, which he attended.

    Bidding starts at $3,700 and ends February 12th.
    Flock Party 2021 (schoolauction.net)
    DOH.jpg

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  • Ben Staad
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    That is a pretty photo but looks chilly. Drive safe and stay warm.

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