What happens to our stuff?

Has anyone else ever contemplated the situation of their collection? Will you keep it all until you die? Will you sell it at a given time? Leave it all to loved ones or future generations? Give it all away in some massive charity ditch? (PM me for my address) How many have contemplated this event? Does it scare you or make you sad? 
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  • RS65573RS65573 Posts: 1,022
    I had an aunt say about 5 years ago "why do you collect that stuff, whoever inherits it will throw it all away". I never thought about it until then, but shes right.

    Also, given the value of my 80s baseball card collection, holding on to it forever seems a bad plan too.

    I've been slowly selling all the posters for the shows I have not attended. I've been to almost 100 shows and have ~200 posters. Its a start.

    What I find shocking, is how the newer posters are worth a lot and there is a ton of them. Thats not good for long term value.

    If I took the framed posters off the wall from all the shows I attended, I could put in a pool. I bought the AMES collection posters and if I ever do sell it all, I'm going to keep those 2, and put them up in the pool house the originals bought. :)
  • JojoRiceJojoRice Kennesaw, GAPosts: 1,412
    Tough to say what I'd do with my collection.  I guess I'd probably sell most of it when I get older (in my 30s now).  Id hate for someone just to throw it away. 
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  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 4,702
    i'm old and i have a new 10 year exit program that includes unloading my excess(lol) collectibles before i die or before i get close to dying. 
    the first round of unloading happened last year and i just went thru stuff that i just couldn't justify keeping any more. i hit the wall with merch and started to look at those things i had as being better sent to someone who could appreciate them more than me. perhaps someone younger, i dunno...that included a 1998 poster i had. i have too many posters. too many concert tshirts, too many collectible cds etc etc
    did it make me sad? do i miss the stuff today? nope! i was happy with the extra money and went snorkeling for moorish idols instead  ;)
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  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 31,860
    I've already started thinning out my collection a bit & I imagine that will pick up even more as I get older.
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  • RG292419RG292419 ChicagoPosts: 73
    I'm almost 50, my parents recently moved out of their home to a much smaller apartment.  Now they're downsizing again.  After dealing with getting rid of their stuff, we've been trying to proactively purge our own stuff, and acquire less. 

    I should probably get rid of some posters I'm not displaying, try harder to display them, or let someone else enjoy them.  I still like the memories they generate (all shows I attended).  In my mind I think, "oh maybe one of my kids will like a design and keep it to think of me".  But that's my nostalgia talking; they'll more than likely trash it.  I hope to not burden them with that decision.
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  • RS65573RS65573 Posts: 1,022
    RG292419 said:
    I'm almost 50, my parents recently moved out of their home to a much smaller apartment.  Now they're downsizing again.  After dealing with getting rid of their stuff, we've been trying to proactively purge our own stuff, and acquire less. 

    I should probably get rid of some posters I'm not displaying, try harder to display them, or let someone else enjoy them.  I still like the memories they generate (all shows I attended).  In my mind I think, "oh maybe one of my kids will like a design and keep it to think of me".  But that's my nostalgia talking; they'll more than likely trash it.  I hope to not burden them with that decision.
    I don't have kids so for me it would get trashed.

    Being you have kids, don't think like that. I just lost my dad. If he had a stack of Led Zeppelin posters to leave me, they'd be my prized possession. 
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,472
    edited January 10
    Yes, I think it was Tempo who mentioned this other other day as well, so it's been back on my mind. I really don't have anyone in my life who gives a fuck about any of my PJ records, or my vinyl collection in general. So I figure I'm just going to sell it all at some point... I figure there will come a day when I think the money will serve me better than the collection. When that day arrives, I'll just throw it all up on ebay I guess? I would have to make it a package though. I really never want to deal with selling it off piece by piece, especially not when I'm old and decrepit enough to be selling it all, lol. Will there be anyone willing to buy it in 20 or 30 or 40 years???

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  • 2-feign-reluctance2-feign-reluctance Posts: 17,959
    edited January 10
    I have either sold or given away most of my stuff. The stuff I have left over will go to my girls & they can decide what to do with it from there. Whatever the case I don’t plan it being so much stuff it would be a burden to them. I also have a solid estate will that has an even smaller number of items that I don’t want sold or given away when I pass. I’ve used the whole ‘does this spark joy’ for me question when deciding about keeping or getting rid of stuff. Probably go through it all once a year using that measure. 
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  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 10,450
    Been giving some thought to liquidating the posters. They are everywhere.  Maybe the t-shirts as well. I dont have that much other stuff.
  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 2,956
    This is kind of crazy. I was thinking about this the other day. I will be on the lookout for the 98 Chicago (first show) and 14 Milwaukee posters but wouldn't nearly shell out the going rate of a Chicago 98 poster. 

    So it got me thinking...albeit a bit morbidly,  that maybe there should/could be some sort of something (trading post/will given items, etc...) set up where members give/sell their items to other members based on a prior agreement. Maybe they even to have to add it to their will or whatever.

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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 11,618
    Clearly my numerous threads in Lost Dogs indicate what I am doing with selling off my collection.  My main reasons are:

    1)  I am not as connected to PJ as I once was.  I am keeping the items that tie into travels and events.

    2) I want to have less stuff around the apartment.   Only the essentials and golf stuff.  I could see myself constantly traveling and not having a true permanent home when I retire.  See the world.

    3)  The collection is worth money now.  I could use that money to fund future trips.  

  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 14,536
    Mine will be burned with me during cremation.  If I ever get a Vitalogy Health Club starter kit, the box will be my urn.
  • tusevuntusevun Posts: 48
    Mine will be burned with me during cremation.  If I ever get a Vitalogy Health Club starter kit, the box will be my urn.
    Send me your address and I will send it to you if you pay shipping. Not sure what all is in it tbh.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 18,900
    tusevun said:
    Mine will be burned with me during cremation.  If I ever get a Vitalogy Health Club starter kit, the box will be my urn.
    Send me your address and I will send it to you if you pay shipping. Not sure what all is in it tbh.
    Ooooooooohhhhh!!!! A VHC box and it has some goodies in it?!?!?!?!

    Here I was a few days ago looking to get rid of everything before it goes in a landfill and just like that the mere mention of a VHC box lights me up...

    Damn it...
  • iOnlyownMymindiOnlyownMymind Posts: 1,616
    tusevun said:
    Mine will be burned with me during cremation.  If I ever get a Vitalogy Health Club starter kit, the box will be my urn.
    Send me your address and I will send it to you if you pay shipping. Not sure what all is in it tbh.
     :o  B)
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,472
    tusevun said:
    Mine will be burned with me during cremation.  If I ever get a Vitalogy Health Club starter kit, the box will be my urn.
    Send me your address and I will send it to you if you pay shipping. Not sure what all is in it tbh.
    Well this is just awesome.
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 11,618

    Ironic that something named Vitalogy would be used for an urn.

    Thinking about the Vitalogy album packaging though makes a huge Pearl Jam fan again.  Fucking awesome album. 

  • 100 Pacer100 Pacer Toronto, ONPosts: 6,131
    A little over 5 years ago during one of those right place at the right time moments I stumbled upon a collection of PJ posters being sold. The back story was that 2 brothers had been collecting everything since ‘96 and when one passed away the other didn’t have the heart to continue and sold it all. I felt horrible about the situation but the seller wanted to move it all and I paid the asking price.
    To quote the 10C from Newsletter #8: "Please understand we have a lot of members and it is very hard to please everybody. If you are one of those unhappy people...please call 1-900-IDN-TCAR."

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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 14,223

    So it got me thinking...albeit a bit morbidly,  that maybe there should/could be some sort of something (trading post/will given items, etc...) set up where members give/sell their items to other members based on a prior agreement. Maybe they even to have to add it to their will or whatever.

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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,472

    So it got me thinking...albeit a bit morbidly,  that maybe there should/could be some sort of something (trading post/will given items, etc...) set up where members give/sell their items to other members based on a prior agreement. Maybe they even to have to add it to their will or whatever.

    I've seen this Hitchcock movie.
    :lol:
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  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 2,956

    So it got me thinking...albeit a bit morbidly,  that maybe there should/could be some sort of something (trading post/will given items, etc...) set up where members give/sell their items to other members based on a prior agreement. Maybe they even to have to add it to their will or whatever.

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    And it was better than any Freddy Kruger movie EVER!
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  • given2fly23given2fly23 Evanston, ILPosts: 4,688
    edited January 11
    All I really care about is that the live shows that I have taped (mostly non-PJ) live on.  Everything else is just stuff, but those tapes are moments in history.
    I'm an estate planning attorney, so I deal with this topic every day.  Stuff seems so pointless, yet I still fall for posters and merch every tour, especially if it's Chicago-related.
    Post edited by given2fly23 on
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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 4,553
    I had a dream a few weeks ago that was similar to this.

    I was dying (not sure what of, but it kinda sucked!) and started a thread on here asking people to PM me with their home addresses. Then my entire vinyl collection was split between everyone who replied. It was like scattering my ashes, only I was scattering my vinyl across the world instead! It actually felt quite cathartic.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,472
    goldrush said:
    I had a dream a few weeks ago that was similar to this.

    I was dying (not sure what of, but it kinda sucked!) and started a thread on here asking people to PM me with their home addresses. Then my entire vinyl collection was split between everyone who replied. It was like scattering my ashes, only I was scattering my vinyl across the world instead! It actually felt quite cathartic.
    Oh weird... Turns out I have always thought of my vinyl collection as something that exists as a whole, like they are all interconnected. It never even occurred to me that it could be split up until you said that. :lol:
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  • on2legson2legs The Jersey ShorePosts: 8,115
    tusevun said:
    Mine will be burned with me during cremation.  If I ever get a Vitalogy Health Club starter kit, the box will be my urn.
    Send me your address and I will send it to you if you pay shipping. Not sure what all is in it tbh.
    Ooooooooohhhhh!!!! A VHC box and it has some goodies in it?!?!?!?!

    Here I was a few days ago looking to get rid of everything before it goes in a landfill and just like that the mere mention of a VHC box lights me up...

    Damn it...
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  • JT167846JT167846 Posts: 186
    Just get box sets etc of bands you don't give a shit about haha. Then you won't care about when you sell them 30 years from now.

    I'll probably give mine to relatives. Though I have a copy of Tool's Salival signed by all four and made out to me so I dunno who the hell I should give that to. I have namesake friends but that would be cheating wouldn't it?

    If I had my Ten Super Deluxe set signed by all the band as well as all the past drummers and Ed made it out to me I'd be buried with that. After all all five had something to do with Ten either directly or indirectly. 
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  • jerparker20jerparker20 St. Paul, MNPosts: 1,602
    edited January 11
    I used to have all kinds of collections: baseball and hockey cards, star wars, a massive book collection, and crates of CDs. Not a lot of PJ stuff, but I had a few dozen posters and other odds and ends. Over the past two years I unloaded the vast majority of it. The wife would have tossed or donated most of it if I kicked off. Plus, I wouldn't want to burden her with having to deal with getting rid of it.  So, I sold the majority and set up some additional investment funds. The idea of being able to retire sooner is more appealing to me now that I'm over 40 than owing some stuff.

    I've kept some old first and early edition Tolkein and Orwell books, a collection of signed Apollo astronaut books, and a small collection of MN Twins baseball cards. All of it would fit in an apple box. I'm happy with it.

    Not poo-hooing on collectors. I love seeing some of these collections. It's just not for me anymore. 
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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 3,380
    All I really care about is that the live shows that I have taped (mostly non-PJ) live on.  Everything else is just stuff, but those tapes are moments in history.
    I'm an estate planning attorney, so I deal with this topic every day.  Stuff seems so pointless, yet I still fall for posters and merch every tour, especially if it's Chicago-related.
    I think I was talking with you in line for Wrigley merch this year the first morning it went on sale. You have the 2013 Wrigley Munk One/Dabs Myla hanging in your office? 
  • ZodZod Posts: 6,109
    I kind of assume no one will want it after I'm gone.  If live to be a ripe old age most people who would want a collection of 90's rock stuff will probably be gone or close to it.   Who would buy it?
  • PJammer4lifePJammer4life Posts: 1,896
    If you believe the music is timeless like the Beatles or Elvis there will be a market in the future. Future generations will connect to Ten, Vs., Vitalogy, No Code, Yield, etc. But then again, tastes change too, so you never know how many will be into rock in the future enough to spend big bucks on things.
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