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Offline atx2

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What are you going to do next?
« on: May 09, 2019, 13:13 »
Will you give up your hobby and sell your whole setup before old age or sick?
How many CD / records in your collection?
Who will be “responsible” to sell your collection ?
Are you going to do it when you are sick or your family members when something happen?

have you guys ever thought of how to do with you vinyls or cd collection before something happen to us?
Most of us spend quite a lot of money into this hobby and buying all this media is like buying drugs, you can’t stop buying when there’s a new release or some of us will get double or triple. I’m sure most of us will own some boxes of seal copies. I think some guys will also point out that all this will be “For retirement” but will you be so strong and healthy when you are in the old age?
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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2019, 16:08 »
Long term planning is to liquidate everything- if nobody in the family is interested in keeping it.

It is a matter of time- if your family not interested in music- what to do- rather than giving it to garung kuni man- might as well sell it away  as my daughter recently ask me how much my collection is worth-hahaha- I said will write down all the prices with a sticker on the LP and CD when the time is ripe soon. sell it away in ebay or any online platform.

All audio gear regardless of age will have some residual value- electronic stuff- usually fully depreciated within 3-5 yrs ( i think there is a blue book on audiogon for audio gear). Anything more- is just a bonus- So dont keep any spare audio gear at all unless u r into vintage- better get rid of it- it is like car- COE expiry.


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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2019, 16:45 »
No need to thinks so hard lah Bro, when Endgame hit us in the near future no software will be spared. In a million year all vinyl will be turn to oil under the permafrost with the exception of some may turn up as fossilised lp in our garment giant bucker.  :'(

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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2019, 17:18 »
There is no monetary value to this hobby. Only the value of present intangible enjoyment. Its just junk to disinterested family members.

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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2019, 18:10 »
I would hope to pass most to family members and get them up to speed on connectivity. If they are not interested then sell away what I cannot keep and just hope I still have enough hearing left to enjoy some tunes.
I have a pile of stuff that pushes out squiggly waveforms from smaller squiggly waveforms that sometimes come from 1's and 0's.
It's wonderful to behold as long as you don't let the magic smoke out.

Life is short! Enjoy the music while it plays, when it stops, there might be a chair for you...or  maybe not.

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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2019, 18:33 »
There is no monetary value to this hobby. Only the value of present intangible enjoyment. Its just junk to disinterested family members.
Fully agree.

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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2019, 09:09 »
There is no monetary value to this hobby. Only the value of present intangible enjoyment. Its just junk to disinterested family members.

Yah, my wife keep on complaining, I'm taking too much space and is all junk...
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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2019, 09:12 »
I would hope to pass most to family members and get them up to speed on connectivity. If they are not interested then sell away what I cannot keep and just hope I still have enough hearing left to enjoy some tunes.

I also wish my kids can can appreciate but they have no interest in it... kids only like K-pop
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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2019, 09:14 »
Long term planning is to liquidate everything- if nobody in the family is interested in keeping it.

It is a matter of time- if your family not interested in music- what to do- rather than giving it to garung kuni man- might as well sell it away  as my daughter recently ask me how much my collection is worth-hahaha- I said will write down all the prices with a sticker on the LP and CD when the time is ripe soon. sell it away in ebay or any online platform.

All audio gear regardless of age will have some residual value- electronic stuff- usually fully depreciated within 3-5 yrs ( i think there is a blue book on audiogon for audio gear). Anything more- is just a bonus- So dont keep any spare audio gear at all unless u r into vintage- better get rid of it- it is like car- COE expiry.



Hopefully they don't sell all for $500...
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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2019, 09:26 »
My eldest son likes music... he's OK with my audio system.. All my LPs, CDs, audio stuff will go to him. He won't sell.. he's a hoarder like me...  ;D
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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2019, 09:40 »
CDs will still be subjected to laser rot one...
RECORDs wise... how long it can lasts, that's dependant on owner how they handle that vulnerable piece of plastic.

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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2019, 09:41 »
Well, my wife and I don't have kids, and none of my nieces or nephews are interested in hifi.
So my plan is that before I die, I link up with some local record shop to take all my vinyl and my equipment and sell them away on consignment, the proceeds to go to charity (and a small profit for the shop). After I die, of course.

I'm not too fussed about the money, I'll be dead anyway.   ::)

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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2019, 09:42 »
My eldest son likes music... he's OK with my audio system.. All my LPs, CDs, audio stuff will go to him. He won't sell.. he's a hoarder like me...  ;D

Ur so lucky bro
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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2019, 09:43 »
CDs will still be subjected to laser rot one...
RECORDs wise... how long it can lasts, that's dependant on owner how they handle that vulnerable piece of plastic.

Cd give them the most 15yrs ...
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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2019, 09:44 »
Well, my wife and I don't have kids, and none of my nieces or nephews are interested in hifi.
So my plan is that before I die, I link up with some local record shop to take all my vinyl and my equipment and sell them away on consignment, the proceeds to go to charity (and a small profit for the shop). After I die, of course.

I'm not too fussed about the money, I'll be dead anyway.   ::)

Well done bro! Respect your decision!
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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2019, 10:48 »
Cd give them the most 15yrs ...
My CDs from early 90s are still singing.... 

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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2019, 11:32 »
My Will states that my LP collection and gear is to be sold via a named reputable dealer, and the proceeds go to my estate for distribution. I think this is the best way as my kids are into downloaded music and head-fi.

If I have fore warning of my imminent demise, my favorite and best LPs will be extracted from the collection. These selected pieces will have a written note attached. A piece each will be given after my demise, to hi-fi kakis, as a momento of the spinning good times we shared.     

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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2019, 11:47 »
My Will states that my LP collection and gear is to be sold via a named reputable dealer, and the proceeds go to my estate for distribution. I think this is the best way as my kids are into downloaded music and head-fi.

If I have fore warning of my imminent demise, my favorite and best LPs will be extracted from the collection. These selected pieces will have a written note attached. A piece each will be given after my demise, to hi-fi kakis, as a momento of the spinning good times we shared.     

But I think most of our kakis will be old folks too, I'm serious most collectors is around our age
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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2019, 11:48 »
My CDs from early 90s are still singing.... 

that's good bro
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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2019, 11:54 »
No la Tony, I am at least 10 years older than you and the other kakis. Any gift, can remember me for a few years.

On a more serious note. The ability to enjoy analog depends so much on my physical ability to see, have steady hands to cue, and ears to hear the quality. Losing any of these is a sign that I should sell off LP plus gear, and go into a maximum 3-box streaming system.

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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2019, 11:59 »
No la Tony, I am at least 10 years older than you and the other kakis. Any gift, can remember me for a few years.

On a more serious note. The ability to enjoy analog depends so much on my physical ability to see, have steady hands to cue, and ears to hear the quality. Losing any of these is a sign that I should sell off LP plus gear, and go into a maximum 3-box streaming system.

yah man, I totally agree
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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2019, 12:44 »
ELP
hahaha

No la Tony, I am at least 10 years older than you and the other kakis. Any gift, can remember me for a few years.

On a more serious note. The ability to enjoy analog depends so much on my physical ability to see, have steady hands to cue, and ears to hear the quality. Losing any of these is a sign that I should sell off LP plus gear, and go into a maximum 3-box streaming system.
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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2019, 13:20 »


On a more serious note. The ability to enjoy analog depends so much on my physical ability to see, have steady hands to cue, and ears to hear the quality. Losing any of these is a sign that I should sell off LP plus gear, and go into a maximum 3-box streaming system.

This is also the reason why I got a streamer and is presently saving vinyls into my HDDs ;D
I buy hifi to suit my music, not buy music to suit my hifi.

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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2019, 13:36 »
This is also the reason why I got a streamer and is presently saving vinyls into my HDDs ;D

Streamer can save money for me.... now I can listen before i buy, last time I always gamble and Judge by the cover
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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2019, 16:11 »
Gonna cremate all my LPs with me :p
Better that than let my family sell for $50/box or less
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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2019, 16:26 »
Gonna cremate all my LPs with me :p
Better that than let my family sell for $50/box or less

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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2019, 16:41 »
Whoever take over my vinyl cannot use needle

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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2019, 17:31 »
Whoever take over my vinyl cannot use needle

 :P

Lai! give me bah, I will use this...
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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2019, 18:03 »
Lai! give me bah, I will use this...


I hammer your "needle" onto your balls


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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2019, 18:57 »
Hahaha , u have bigger n powerful balls , after u bah  ;D
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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2019, 16:21 »
I've got about 600+ records, partially what I collected over the years (mostly between 1979 ~ 1990), and what people have given to me after their original owners (fathers, uncles, brothers) have passed on.

I don't think I've played even half of everything I own, so it'll be a retirement hobby, continuing from what I'm enjoying today....

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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2019, 09:04 »
I've got about 600+ records, partially what I collected over the years (mostly between 1979 ~ 1990), and what people have given to me after their original owners (fathers, uncles, brothers) have passed on.

I don't think I've played even half of everything I own, so it'll be a retirement hobby, continuing from what I'm enjoying today....

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Wow that's a lot of records, all this is sentimental value.
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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2019, 09:34 »
I heard a vinyl bro (gecko of echoloft) passed away recently after he lost his fight with cancer. Previously he has told a bro here tat he would pass his contact to his wife when the time comes. His wife has not contacted him. I wonder what happened to his stuff  :(
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Re: What are you going to do next?
« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2019, 09:44 »
I heard a vinyl bro (gecko of echoloft) passed away recently after he lost his fight with cancer. Previously he has told a bro here tat he would pass his contact to his wife when the time comes. His wife has not contacted him. I wonder what happened to his stuff  :(

gecko bro? sound familiar... RIP
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« Reply #34 on: May 15, 2019, 09:04 »
RIP. I think he was only in his 50s. I just told my wife what to do in case I go
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