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Offline Mismatch

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At what point do you throw something out, if it's from G1?
« on: October 20, 2018, 04:00:20 AM »
So I have a G1 sleeping bag that is totally pilled and faded on the exterior, and the inside fabric is almost shredded to ribbons.  And I have a petite castle that is missing parts and dirty (though that, granted, could be fixed).  I really want both out of my apartment.  To chuck or not to chuck?

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Re: At what point do you throw something out, if it's from G1?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2018, 06:52:55 AM »
This is a dilemma but there could be some solutions that could make you feel better about it and also get the items away from the house.

Take photos of the items and just save them in the computer. If something has some good 'ebay like' descriptive photos it's not really gone-gone. It takes up hardly room on pc's these days.

Offer it for free if the wanter pays shipping-- up for like a month on here or something.
That way, the item will have 'had its chance' and also be documented. Then, you can feel ok about throwing it away because you can be sure no one wanted it, and also it won't be forgotten because there's photos.

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Re: At what point do you throw something out, if it's from G1?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2018, 07:27:43 AM »
The castle in particular I would not throw out . . . Offer it for a low price, or even "free if buyer pays shipping."  (Same with the sleeping bag, really.)

If you don't get any takers, offer it on Craiglist for free or donate it to a thrift store.  Better for some little kid to enjoy it than for it to be tossed in the garbage.

The point where I throw out G1 stuff is if it's moldy or smells like cat pee, generally.  If a pony or accessory is in really bad shape, I generally try to put it in a "custom bait" lot.
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Re: At what point do you throw something out, if it's from G1?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2018, 09:42:26 AM »
I have a similar dilemma with one of the pony bikes still living in the garage. One of them has really bad rust. But thus far...it still lives in the garage. Because it has Snowflake on it :/
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Re: At what point do you throw something out, if it's from G1?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2018, 10:14:36 AM »
Without the a photo its hard to say but the sleeping bad might be wanted by a crafter? I know a lot of people buy old sheets and bedding to sew into other things like bags etc?
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Re: At what point do you throw something out, if it's from G1?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2018, 12:50:48 PM »
The castle shouldn't be thrown out because someone could use it for parts.

The sleeping bag I'd have too see because still someone might be able to salvage a part of the front for a craft.

That said, I think with g1 stuff.. if anyone is considering to trash it.. AT LEAST offer it to the community for free + shipping
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Re: At what point do you throw something out, if it's from G1?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2018, 01:28:00 PM »
The sleeping bag is really interesting to me, actually. I'd love to repurpose it and use the fabric to embellish a jacket. Or something else along those lines.
Agreeing with everyone on the castle as well, even if it's not displayable to us some kid might like a new castle for their toys.
The only thing I've thrown out if it's G1 are rusted tail washers and scraps of hair.
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Re: At what point do you throw something out, if it's from G1?
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2018, 02:46:49 PM »
Up them up for free and shipping cost to the buyer! Don't throw them away please.

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Re: At what point do you throw something out, if it's from G1?
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2018, 03:41:16 PM »
Seconding those who say try selling them for free w/ shipping. And if you still somehow don't sell them, still don't throw them out, donate them to a thrift store at least!
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Re: At what point do you throw something out, if it's from G1?
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2018, 09:31:45 AM »
I am also *put them up for free or bidding (in case if there are more people interested) plus shipping* for both!
If the printed side of the bag is still use-able and not very discolored or teared up...I would myself try to make something else of it...like a cusion or try to sew a new *interior* in it to be able to use it as a blanket for on the couch....
Same for the playset! Lots of possibility's!!!
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Re: At what point do you throw something out, if it's from G1?
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2018, 09:07:20 PM »
I was just looking on Ebay the other day at MLP sleeping bags and saw a very faded. well loved one. I thought someone might be able to cut the printed side of the sleeping bag and use it on something else?

I agree with everyone else that if you don't want them offer them for free plus shipping. I'm sure someone would love to own them.  :)


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Re: At what point do you throw something out, if it's from G1?
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2018, 09:11:14 PM »
The only time I throw away vintage things are when it's truly unusable (rusty washers are a good example of this), or a health hazard.  Otherwise it gets donated at the minimum. 
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Re: At what point do you throw something out, if it's from G1?
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2018, 02:02:19 AM »
Since the famous saying is "one person's trash might be another person's treasure" I think the point to throw something out is when nobody else wants it.
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Re: At what point do you throw something out, if it's from G1?
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2018, 07:30:39 AM »
Since the famous saying is "one person's trash might be another person's treasure".

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Re: At what point do you throw something out, if it's from G1?
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2018, 08:21:54 AM »
Offer it here or donate it to a second-hand shop. Even the strangest and most battered items are often wanted by somebody!