Originally posted by: tracker465
Originally posted by: jonebone
As I stated, raising money for weddings, divorces, car repairs, etc. is silly to me. But when you have life altering diseases your life will NEVER be "normal" again. For some people the best way they can cope is to continue the hobbies they love in some capacity, whether it is collecting, golfing, playing sports, etc. It's not that every single penny or every single second of your life should be spent battling disease... all most people want to do is try to live as "normal" of a life as possible. Don't be so quick to criticize.
As someone that has a non-curable health condition, I can totally relate to this. Sometimes, the best medicine is to keep going as you had in the past, to the best as you can.
I think you guys are correct and I wouldn't want to imagine what anyone is going through in that situation.
I think the OP was making a specific point though. "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."
If someone can take a handful of games and easily liquidate them to get their funding started, that's the most logical route. Which I think is what the OP was getting at.
You're right, living with some sort of normalcy is important. But for example, if you've got 500 games and needed some cash so you're going to keep 100. Say only one is worth $500, 40 worth $50, and the rest (359) worth $10. That's being pretty generous, depending on the games/system.
You could still keep 100 games and get 6 G's right there. To anyone playing games... 100 is alot. And in that 6 G's I'm sure you could get an Everdrive.
You've still got a pretty good chunk of games and a great head start to your expenses.