April 07 2011
So I’ve been thinking about getting rid of some books and CDs to clear up some space in here. There’s lots of too much stuff and it’s getting a little hoarder style. Books that I’ll never read and hundreds of CDs I’ll never play again nor rip. Problem is I’m not sure what to do with em all. Considering I’ve crossed over to the darkside and only buy ebooks now– I feel like I can give up some of my ‘library’.
But what to do with em? I can donate it all but it’s alot of stuff to transport and I don’t have a car. I guess I could sit in front of my apartment and try and sell em tag sale style– but I figure I’d get a dollar a piece or something for most of this stuff. And to take a whole day to sit on my stoop and maybe sell stuff maybe– seems difficult to gather motivation for…
Let’s say I price everything at $1 and I put 100 things down on the street– I’ve been wondering how I could collect the money on an honor system. Like just put everything down on the curb and tell people everything is a dollar and if they want to buy stuff to put the money in a locked box.
I’m in Brooklyn so it may not be easy but I’m trying to think of the best thing I could write on my collection box to deter people from stealing it. There are some unethical things I could write like– ways like (in crayon), ‘This if 4 my Daddy’s operashun…’ or something. Hard to believe someone would have the karmic balls to steal that box. But that high level of bad deterrent aside– what would be the best message on a universal neighborhood scale to keep people from stealing? (Of course, I realize people might just steal the book or CD and not pay for anything as well) but I’d like to give people the benefit of the doubt– and am curious to see how close I can get to $100 when I do this up.
Here’s a bunch of suggestions to vote on or feel free to post a suggestion below:
PS. New Beastie track is here…