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Sell Collection or GoFundMe?

Jan 10 at 6:11:55 PM
DarkKobold (9)
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So, hypothetical scenario. An event happens in one of your friend's life, that puts a financial strain on them (divorce, disease, death in the family, etc). They are in need of money to deal with this situation. Now-a-days, it seems like tons of people set up GoFundMe to get friends to contribute to help them out of their dire straits. However, you know that this friend has a rather sizable collection, with a few $500+ games in it, that could easily be sold for cash to help them deal with their situation.

Would you expect them to sell their collection before they started a beg-a-thon style page? Or would you think its OK to keep the games, while asking others to contribute?
 


Edited: 01/10/2017 at 06:13 PM by DarkKobold

Jan 10 at 6:16:11 PM
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I would sell every game i owned before I beg for money.

Jan 10 at 6:17:46 PM
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Sell the collection. Hopefully, this isn't even be a debate.

Jan 10 at 6:18:02 PM
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Originally posted by: DarkKobold

So, hypothetical scenario. An event happens in one of your friend's life, that puts a financial strain on them (divorce, disease, death in the family, etc). They are in need of money to deal with this situation. Now-a-days, it seems like tons of people set up GoFundMe to get friends to contribute to help them out of their dire straits. However, you know that this friend has a rather sizable collection, with a few $500+ games in it, that could easily be sold for cash to help them deal with their situation.

Would you expect them to sell their collection before they started a beg-a-thon style page? Or would you think its OK to keep the games, while asking others to contribute?
 

I would expect them to do what works for them. Each persons/families financial situation is the concern of themselves and no one elses. Sorry, as someone who recently did a gofundme for my wife's battle with cancer, this hits a nerve.  
 


Edited: 01/10/2017 at 06:18 PM by Archon

Jan 10 at 6:19:24 PM
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Depends on how dire the situation really is. I can see an argument going both ways, though. If you really need the money... you could get the money. Although, if you don't have to sell and people are willing to help, then why not?

But I mean if your kid is dying or something and you're refusing to sell your games even when you know it could help? Fuck you. Your possessions aren't more important than that.

Jan 10 at 6:19:48 PM
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Originally posted by: MrWunderful

I would sell every game i owned before I beg for money.
You might say this, until you are in a position like Archon's. I don't think the answer is as clear cut as people outside the situation think it is.
 

Jan 10 at 6:21:21 PM
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Originally posted by: SwiftFrost

Sell the collection. Hopefully, this isn't even be a debate.

This, I hate gofundme'rs with a passion
 

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Jan 10 at 6:22:32 PM
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Originally posted by: DarkKobold
 
Originally posted by: MrWunderful

I would sell every game i owned before I beg for money.
You might say this, until you are in a position like Archon's. I don't think the answer is as clear cut as people outside the situation think it is.
 

Also we were very clear on a couple things:
1. Up front that we werent destitute
2. That every penny of the GoFundMe money would go toward heather's cancer treatment (and it did)

For us, the GoFUndMe was more about giving people a way to "help" in a helpless situation.
 

Jan 10 at 6:22:52 PM
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Originally posted by: DarkKobold
 
Originally posted by: MrWunderful

I would sell every game i owned before I beg for money.
You might say this, until you are in a position like Archon's. I don't think the answer is as clear cut as people outside the situation think it is.
 
For me, that would be a situation where it's going to be a drawn out thing.  Getting the money right now from your possessions doesn't ensure a positive end and if you would like to ask for help that's one thing.  It's unfortunate that I posted right after he did because people could misconstrue my meaning to make it about his situation.

Jan 10 at 6:24:17 PM
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Originally posted by: Loxx O)))
 
Originally posted by: DarkKobold
 
Originally posted by: MrWunderful

I would sell every game i owned before I beg for money.
You might say this, until you are in a position like Archon's. I don't think the answer is as clear cut as people outside the situation think it is.
 
For me, that would be a situation where it's going to be a drawn out thing.  Getting the money right now from your possessions doesn't ensure a positive end and if you would like to ask for help that's one thing.  It's unfortunate that I posted right after he did because people could misconstrue my meaning to make it about his situation.

I didn't. *brofist*
 

Jan 10 at 6:27:10 PM
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I'm glad you didn't.

Jan 10 at 6:30:59 PM
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The worst part about doing a GoFundMe (and you can pass this on to you friend as something to think about) is that a lot of people will view it like a kickstarter. Now that they have "bought into" your life, they feel like they have a say. You will get critically viewed for spending money on ANYTHING not related to the problem, regardless of where the money you are spending came from or what it is. You'd be shocked how many people had something to say when I took my wife to Disneyland while she was doing chemo. People don't understand the need to feel normal when you are going through something completely abnormal. And it fucking sucks.

I made very sure that this was really the only place I would talk about collecting while heather was in treatment. Even though not one dollar was being spent on my collection that didn't come from me selling a collectible I already owned.


Edited: 01/10/2017 at 06:32 PM by Archon

Jan 10 at 6:34:20 PM
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If it's just a bill like divorce or a funeral then you find a way to pay it. If it's a life changing condition like cancer, paralysis, etc. then I'll donate you some money whether you have the gofundme or not.

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Jan 10 at 6:47:17 PM
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Originally posted by: MrWunderful

I would sell every game i owned before I beg for money.
And every other non-essential item.



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Jan 10 at 6:53:03 PM
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Originally posted by: dra600n
 
Originally posted by: MrWunderful

I would sell every game i owned before I beg for money.
And every other non-essential item.
So-long wife's music collection!

 

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Edited: 01/10/2017 at 06:55 PM by Brock Landers

Jan 10 at 6:59:32 PM
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To answer the question, if it happened, I would probably take every game I own over $50 and put it up for auction on here and describe the situation. Maybe do lots of the next tier too.

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Jan 10 at 7:06:20 PM
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If you can't let games go to help a family member or close friend and money "is" an issue (I would assume so since you would be starting a gofundme).

I can't even finish my thought but, that is textbook addict behaviour and is a concern.

Jan 10 at 7:08:31 PM
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If it was something like "you need x amount of money for treatment costs", then yeah, everything I own would go. Hell, if I had a sick dog that needed surgery i'd sell stuff I needed to.

I'm not the kind of person that asks for hand outs. If friends or family were to do one, while I would accept it, i'd still sell what I could to contribute, not sit back and just accept it.

Jan 10 at 7:11:33 PM
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Originally posted by: Brock Landers
 
Originally posted by: dra600n
 
Originally posted by: MrWunderful

I would sell every game i owned before I beg for money.
And every other non-essential item.
So-long wife's music collection!

 
That's less important than a full snes collection.

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Jan 10 at 7:15:33 PM
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Originally posted by: SwiftFrost

Sell the collection. Hopefully, this isn't even be a debate.
Yep, hopefully it's not. If I could get the money myself by any other means, I wouldn't ask anyone else for it.

 

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Jan 10 at 7:19:17 PM
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Originally posted by: Quazonk

Originally posted by: SwiftFrost

Sell the collection. Hopefully, this isn't even be a debate.
Yep, hopefully it's not. If I could get the money myself by any other means, I wouldn't ask anyone else for it.

 



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Jan 10 at 7:30:22 PM
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Sell every single game every single time. Priority for me family.

Jan 10 at 7:32:52 PM
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Originally posted by: DarkKobold
 
Originally posted by: MrWunderful

I would sell every game i owned before I beg for money.
You might say this, until you are in a position like Archon's. I don't think the answer is as clear cut as people outside the situation think it is.
 

Pretty sure it is. 

*ahem*

I WOULD SELL EVERY GAME I OWNED BEFORE I ASKED FOR MONEY(and non essential items)

I am not in anyone elses situation. My personal, is that I have a pretty sizeable amount of money saved, and have made smart investments early on in my life. So if something did happen, I have contingencies. 

I dont pretend to know what other peoples situations or feelings are. Anybody that wants to set up a go fund me or support it by all means do so. 

I just would never do it unless it was my very last resort. 
 

Jan 10 at 7:37:08 PM
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Like all things, I feel it depends on the circumstances. I personally would feel guilty taking someone else's money under any circumstance and would do everything possible in my own power to come up with the money myself. However there are those dire life changing circumstances that are beyond our control and if you obviously have family and friends who want to help then I don't see anything wrong with setting up a controlled way for people who really want to help to help.

Jan 10 at 7:37:58 PM
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Originally posted by: dra600n
 
Originally posted by: MrWunderful

I would sell every game i owned before I beg for money.
And every other non-essential item.

 

Yep.