Kublakhan - Don't think I understand. What's to justify? Seems like you've already made a meaningful investment in music and hardware. Further investment is not mandatory. Why not just enjoy what you've got?
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Cold Turkey in New Zealand, eh?
Not a bad way to do it.
Unfortunately you'll probably take a financial beating selling off the records unless your willing to invest the time to do it right. Why not just keep them and enjoy them at that point? Especially given all the time and money invested in this thing to date.
At least that's how I would probably tend to think about it.
Definitely not worth being sick about. maybe just leave good enough alone.
Well I would say if your mind is made up regarding your LPs sell all those records, your LP set up and other vinyl related gear so you won't get sucked back into the hobby. I would suggest selling the records in chunks here on audigon. If you are a masochist list your records on craigslist. Be ready for insane lowballing.
I've been there, but never pressed the 'unload' button. I have gone through periods over the years where I didn't have a system set up. At some point, I'd get back into it, and man, realize how glad I was that I hung onto the records. I could see getting rid of the crap, though, which is what I'm constantly doing- thinning out my records, so I keep the better pressings. Of course, I'm still buying vinyl, but most of it used/older stuff.
I'm reluctant to offer advice, but will say that you can live without if it is a necessity to get out. (Which is how I'm reading the OP). Good luck. (I did the same thing with cars- couldn't get enough of them, now don't even drive much, and don't miss it, except for the occasional tug when I'm on a twisty road and wish I was behind the wheel of something old, fun and nimble).
Sorry, I missed your responses! The old Audiogon would notify us of responses to posts...wouldn't it? I've been away so long, I forgot.
Jazzcourier, you're right, this sounds like an ad...I noticed that when I read it over. I can't even remember posting this so maybe that was my thought. If it was...sorry! I might have posted this on Ambien! (I'm not joking.)
Dekay...The ELAD comment cracked me up. We're officially old-school now.
Kleech, you must have been to NZ before. I did play some golf and in Queenstown I went from wearing a polo shirt to a sweater (jumper!) to a rain jacket and then having to race into the clubhouse because of hail! The meat pies are everywhere.
Regarding getting rid of my vinyl: I'm moving around so much it's just too difficult. Vinyl is so heavy and bulky. What I've noticed is that prices have come way down and IMO it's due to the 2007-8 crash. Honestly, the Music Matters 45rpm stuff should have sold out immediately but most titles are still available. The Mosaic stuff has come down at least 30%. Before that date I remember seeing a Zeppelin set in a flight case that I had thought of buying new for around $800 sell for $10,000!
The sad thing about selling all my vinyl is that I had always collected it waiting to be settled in to enjoy it but I realized that I don't like to be settled. I need to keep moving.
The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced that this was an attempt to notify people that I had LPs for sale and that I must have posted it while on Ambien. Sorry everybody. If I could delete the post, I would. What's really funny is that the other night I was in bed talking to someone on Skype...until I realized that I was actually watching a Youtube video and trying to talk to the person as if we were on a skype call. Ambien really messes me up! I swore off it years ago after waking up in the morning to see every one of my pants scattered around my room as if it had been ransacked. Then I remembered (barely) waking up in the middle of the night and trying on every one of my pants...for some reason. That stuff is dangerous.
Been trying to forget Sam/Sam the DUI BBQ man (& his E.L.A.D.) for over a decade now, but he's still a sticky memory.
Would consider Ambion to correct this, but not keen on the thought of eating raw frozen bacon (from the freezer) at 3 A.M.
I assume that you are staying with David Letterman (per the address in your ads), and if so consider convincing him to do a geriatric version of Velcro Man.