The LP Dilemma

This can be a story about my dilemma or a mountain climb… you decide!


I have over 1000 LPs sitting in my basement. My challenge is to sell them of course! My Dilemma is:

  • Let them sit there and continue to collect dust.
  •  Act on it!

I have started climbing Mt. Everest, in a sense, because I did begin the daunting task of recording my inventory in an excel file. I am writing the name, along with a picture (if I can find one online), and I am recording one price search from Discogs.com (I plan to add more price searches later on, but this is a start).

Here is a little back story on me… My online sales experience consists solely of me selling my belongings on OfferUP prior to moving from Florida to Romania. At the time I thought my online selling experience was easy and I thought that I was good at it. Now I see that the app made my experience easy, and the buyers were local, so I was actually doing something easier than what I am being challenged with now.

I have never sold anything on eBay, although my husband has, so I am sure that (with some help) this will be one avenue for me. In Romania, we have OLX.ro and Emag.ro to sell products but I am limited in my Romanian conversation skills so for those avenues I will need even more help!

Besides the obvious obstacles listed above, I have internal issues that come into play as well:

  1. I forbode a lot! – For example… What if I will not be able to send the merchandise on time and the buyer gives our eBay account a bad review?
  2. My MS has stumped my memory skills. – For example… password memorization is a major issue of mine when it comes to logging into websites. Grrr!

At the end of the day, I have to do something! Letting them collect dust is an option but it does not resolve the problem. Taking the easy way out in life is always an alternative but that way provides no satisfaction at all!


I felt this way prior to blogging and I am sure that many of you have also. We fear the unknown, don’t we? But should our fear stop us? NO!

What would have happened if I would have been afraid and avoided scuba diving altogether? What if I would have never shot an M-16? What if I never had the pleasure of being a manager for a great company for nearly 20 years? What if I was scared that my husband wasn’t Mr. Right? And… most importantly… what if I was too fearful of giving  birth… so much, in fact, that I avoided motherhood? My answer is… Find a way and do it afraid if you have to! Pray. God is always there for us!

 

Have you ever sold anything online? Are you familiar with LPs? How would you handle this monstrosity of a task? Do you climb your mountains?

As always, I hope that this post finds you all well and I look forward to your comments.

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Christy 🙂

 

 

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21 thoughts on “The LP Dilemma

  1. Andrea says:

    You wouldn’t believe how “modern” people are obsessed with LPs!
    Regular stores ask way too much money for it. So definitely try and sell.

    Is there an option for people to come and pick it up?
    It would cause you so much less stress.

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  2. ourlittleredhouseblog says:

    Always look forward to reading your post. My mother-in-law had a ton of LP’s so we just had a huge yard sale and she was very happy with the extra money she earned before her move and we still did not sell them all, she had so many. I nominated you for the blogger recognition award. I thought you were in my list of 15 and discovered you weren’t, so I went back and added 16 to my list. Can’t believe I forgot you, I could have sworn you were on that list, well now you are https://ourlittleredhouseblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/29/blogger-recognition-award-2/ np need to participate, just wanted you to know I love your blog and thanks for doing that.

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  3. Author Ryan Callahan says:

    I pray it all goes great! The Lord will bless it and give you wisdom. My wife and I used to sell our kids clothes they grew out of on Craig’s List, and I sold two of our cars on there too. I used to sell cars out of college, so that helped. I never really did eBay, but my sister’s husband has had great success on eBay selling everything from Beanie Babies to sport’s memorabilia. There is always somebody who will want your stuff, especially nice LPs like that!

    Just keep it organized and go step by step and it will work out great. You don’t need to be afraid, but definitely be careful when selling anything online. There was a lot of crime happening through Craig’s List, so we are careful if we sell anything. We haven’t done it in a long time, but if I did sell another car or anything online, I would take precautions for safety. That is mostly if the buyer is coming to your home like when I sold our cars. It is safer to just mail items that you can mail to the buyer, like your LPs.

    I hope that helps! God bless you!

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    • CHRISTY ISTRATE says:

      Thank you so much for your prayers and well wishes Ryan. I will take my time and stay motivated till completion because that is the way I am. Thank you for your encouragement, it means a lot. God bless you and your family. 🤗🙏

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  4. Kathy Wire says:

    Ach. Your post is a bit of a kick in my rear. 😕 All the family photos that sat in my folks house are now sitting in my house. My plan is to scan everything, make copies, and send those to my brothers and sisters. The originals go to whichever sibling is the star of the book or photo. Most of the boxes are still in my basement. I moved one box up to my office as a prompt, but that was a number of months ago. That box sits there, in the way, and I work around it.
    Time for me to MOVE IT!

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