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I own too much stuff. This is a known fact, and something that I am well aware of.

I should have gotten rid of a lot of this excess stuff before I moved, but with the amount of stress I was under I was not mentally stable enough to think through what I actually need and what should go, and trying to would have just increased the amount of stress.

However, the stress is gone now, so I'm trying to go through my stuff and work out what needs to go.

The first point of call is the fact that I own four TV's. I really only need one of them, so I'm in the mood to get rid of 3 of them.

One is a 66cm, the other two are 34cm ones.

The 66cm one was given to me by my parents when they bought a new one. It has one fault (which is why they bought a new one) in that the antenna connection is faulty and if you are receiving a signal from that input it can take up to 15 minutes for the set to "warm up" enough to get a proper signal. All the other inputs work without a problem. The only other things of note is that the speakers are on the side of the unit, not on the front (another reason why my parents replaced it as they are getting deaf) and it can not display NTSC pictures, which is why I ended up replacing it. Other than that it works well.

One of the 34cm TV's is old, doesn't have a remote control, uses a dial to change and tune in channels, only has a single antenna input and nothing else, and parts of it are held together by toothpicks. I doubt anyone wants it, but it might be useful to someone.

The other 34cm is much newer, has a remote control and has the antenna or video/mono audio inputs.

I also have a small TV Stand to give away as well (photo here, cat not included). I used to sit the 66cm TV on it, but I wouldn't recommend it as it used to wobble a hell of a lot.

There is also a spare DVD player to give away as well. It's a Sony, about 4 years old and in reasonably good working order. It's multi-zone (even though it says it isn't) and plays NTSC. The reason I replaced it is that it's getting a bit sensitive and as a result has trouble playing some disks that are too heavily scratched though they play fine in other machines.

All this stuff is sitting at my place and is available for anyone who wants to come around and pick it up. Let me know and I can put it aside for you.

However, I also own 5 beds (yes, you heard that right) of which I want to get rid of three of them. The beds are a bit harder to pick up as they are actually in storage, so anyone wanting them will require me to take a trip to the storage unit, but as a result they aren't under foot so aren't as urgent to get rid off.

The three beds are a queen size slat bed (I think it has a mattress but it probably should be replaced anyway) in pieces, a single slat bed also in pieces, and another single slat bed that's not in pieces and does not come apart. The last one is made of solid pine and was my bed from when I was about 6 years old, and it probably a really good bed for a child as I doubt very much they'd be able to destroy it all that quickly. :)

Anyone want any of this? Please let me know.

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missingkeys
Jul. 2nd, 2007 11:51 am (UTC)
How did you end up with so many TVs? *boggles*
halloranelder
Jul. 2nd, 2007 12:07 pm (UTC)
Well, originally having three made sense.

I was renting a big one for the living room as the main TV, the good 34cm in my bedroom as the secondary TV and the old 34cm sitting in the computer room with my Atari games system connected to it.

Then Mum and Dad gave me the 66cm one, so I stopped renting the one I had for the living room and used it instead. However, once I discovered that it couldn't do NTSC (and as a result couldn't show any of my American DVDs or videos) I had to get a TV that could, otherwise I couldn't watch any of them.

Bought my self a new one (as renting doesn't end up being cost effective in the long run) which is how I ended up with four.

In the old house back in Brisbane the new TV was in the living room and the 66cm was in my bedroom, with the other two not really being used. I see no reason why they should sit around my house and not get used, so I think it's time they went.
missingkeys
Jul. 2nd, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC)
You're insane. :) We have two and I think that's excessive--and one's in a cupboard because it's a 15cm unwanted gift!

That said, we've got three computers between two adults (had another, but it died) and sometimes it feels as if we could do with more, so I suppose I can understand. And Della's saving her pocket money for a computer. I think it's adorable.
halloranelder
Jul. 2nd, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)
Should I be worried that I (and this is just me, not including Travis) own 4 working computers? And this is a lot less than I used to.
missingkeys
Jul. 2nd, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
*sage look* It depends on how many rooms are in your house. :)

If you have more than two to a room for a single person without a great many friends who come and leech the internet, and more than one in the loo, you possibly have a problem. Here's hoping you don't live in a studio apartment!
halloranelder
Jul. 3rd, 2007 01:15 am (UTC)
Admittedly only one of those computers is being used. I have my main machine (currently in use), plus the secondary machine that I use as a file server (haven't turned it on since the move), plus the main laptop that I only use when travelling, plus a second laptop that's so old it probably will be thrown out.
missingkeys
Jul. 3rd, 2007 02:16 am (UTC)
... if you're going to throw it out anyway may I pretty please put in a request for it? Adelaide's apparently saving her pocket money for a computer, and if it's good enough for dos games that's really all she's up for right now.

Our laptop's about two months old, my computer got upgraded late last year, and Bill needs his machine for work. She thinks we're big fat meanies for not sharing.
halloranelder
Jul. 3rd, 2007 02:59 am (UTC)
Maybe.

First I have to find it...
missingkeys
Jul. 3rd, 2007 03:01 am (UTC)
No rush whatsoever. But it's all good either way!
psuedonym777
Jul. 2nd, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
hehehe. Cute picture.

Would love the dvd player, if you are happy with that? I will come pick it up at some stage.

Hell we, can even do a stop off if you come along tonight. :o)
halloranelder
Jul. 2nd, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
Not coming tonight, but yes you can have the other DVD player that I haven't listed here. I remembered our discussion about it previously so put that one aside for you anyway.
gypsyamber
Jul. 3rd, 2007 12:51 am (UTC)
Does that mean there is still a dvd player going? If so, a big yes please!
halloranelder
Jul. 3rd, 2007 12:53 am (UTC)
It's yours.
psuedonym777
Jul. 3rd, 2007 02:56 am (UTC)
Thanks dude. :o)

Come to nemesis this week. We have crazy irish people and a becca. :oP
halloranelder
Jul. 3rd, 2007 02:59 am (UTC)
Theoretically I'm gaming this Friday night, so maybe.
seedy_girl
Jul. 5th, 2007 07:34 am (UTC)
If you can't get rid of them to people who read this LJ, can I suggest Freecyle? It's a Yahoo group, so you have to get a Yahoo account to sign up (if you don't already have one).

The idea is you put up an "OFFER" post giving the details of what you have to give away for free and what suburb you are located in. If someone is interested, they can email you and arrange a time to pick it up from you. The only requirement is that you have to offer it for free. I've gotten rid of an old working washing machine, a CD/DVD rack, a beanbag and a cat scratching post through Freecycle so far... :)
halloranelder
Jul. 5th, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
Good idea, thanks!
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