Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Purchase planning

I will be looking for bargains at garage and consignment sales this spring and summer. My personal garage saling list:

  • Canning supplies

  • Gardening tools, rakes, shovels

  • Cast iron cookware

  • Sleeping bags, blankets

  • Ice chests

  • Hand can openers

  • Washboards

  • Mop bucket with wringer

  • Scarves/hats/gloves
  • Garden cart

A thought that keeps me from buying other, more consumer things (non-Peak Oil prep items) is that these items will be sold at a deep discount in the event of a Greater Depression. Sadly, people will need to buy food and pay the rent. I hope there will be money for a few "extras" like coffee, and shoes. Anyway, one time-honored way to get money is to sell the belongings that can't be hauled across country to MIL's house, where you will be living in the basement.

What might those things include? What things might be available for cheap, in the future, if you wait a while?
  • Furniture

  • Electronics

  • Fiction books

  • Home decorations (lamps, picture frames, curtains)

  • Bedding sets, blankets, sheets, and towels

  • A family's second and third cars

  • Clothing and extra shoes

  • Baby & kids equipment, gadgets, and toys

  • Lawn mowers, leaf blowers, hedgers, trimmers

  • DVD's, video games, CD's

  • Musical equipment

On the other hand, what might be impossible to find if you wait too long?

I'll just point you to this list of the first items to disappear in a national emergency and let you do the deciding.

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