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Pony Talk => Pony Corral => Topic started by: MLPlyte on October 05, 2021, 10:22:58 PM

Title: Do you have a pony inventory list?
Post by: MLPlyte on October 05, 2021, 10:22:58 PM
Hi everyone. A lot of you may not recognize me - I haven't been around much in the last few years, but I used to be incredibly active here. Anyway, I have an important question for all of you: Do you have a pony inventory list? If you don't, I highly recommend you take the time to make one and back it up to a cloud service.

We lost our home in a house fire last month. I lost over 600 ponies, most of which were G1 and early G3. I also lost my desktop computer and external hard drives. I have one small hard drive left, and I'm hoping I had my inventory list on it. If you didn't know, after a fire you have to inventory every item in your home, in as much detail as possible, for your insurance. It's incredibly daunting and there's no way to make sure you list everything. Unfortunately my collection was in a part of the house that was a total loss. There's nothing left to go off of except my memory, unless I can find that list. And for the record, even areas that don't burn can be a total loss due to heat and smoke damage, so don't rely on hard drives alone!

So please, please, inventory your collection!! Update it often. Be detailed (pony name, condition, price paid, etc). I used to have my collection inventoried in the PonyDex (does anyone here even remember that??). That site no longer exists, so I wouldn't rely on a website unless you host it yourself. I'm sure I'm not the only one here who has experienced this type of loss, but I hope I'm the last. Hope you're all doing well.
Title: Re: Do you have a pony inventory list?
Post by: Beth3346 on October 05, 2021, 10:29:32 PM
i'm so sorry :hug:

also take photos. we had similar issues with insurance after our house flooded. this was before i collected ponies.
Title: Re: Do you have a pony inventory list?
Post by: Taffeta on October 05, 2021, 11:14:24 PM
I'm sorry to hear that :(

I have an excel spreadsheet, and it's on cloud storage. I also have pictures, and so on. We've also had detailed conversations with the insurance company, so there's a note on our record about it. Not just my ponies but my jem dolls etc as well. I can't remember the details but I think they have to come under house insurance but their rough value is noted just in case.

But that's like my worst nightmare. It's not a collection to me so much as something I've had since my childhood. I'm not sure what I would do if I lost it in something like that. There's a lot that can't be replaced.
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Post by: starstrider on October 05, 2021, 11:32:29 PM
I'm so, so sorry about the house fire ((big hugs))
Title: Re: Do you have a pony inventory list?
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on October 05, 2021, 11:56:53 PM
so very sorry to hear about this!
Title: Re: Do you have a pony inventory list?
Post by: Ponybookworm on October 06, 2021, 12:51:30 AM
That sounds terrible!!! So scary, & so much lost!!!

Aside from on MLP Merch, I've been a tad lax at documenting my collection of late, but at least it's on MLP Merch (the Ponies are, but not the Customs/ outfits/ playsets/ accessories. I think the books are too, but not the comics.

I really need to work on that. I've invested so much & so long in everything...
Title: Re: Do you have a pony inventory list?
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on October 06, 2021, 01:51:28 AM
That's so upsetting, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. :(

I too rely on MLPMerch for most of my pony documentation because it's easy when I'm out and about and need to check who I have.
Title: Re: Do you have a pony inventory list?
Post by: SpacePinto on October 06, 2021, 02:08:50 AM
Yes: Fizzy, Wind Whistler, Gusty, Heart Throb, Posey, Mimic.
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Post by: Leave a Whisper on October 06, 2021, 04:10:35 AM
That's awful.
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Post by: BlackCurtains on October 06, 2021, 04:25:48 PM
I'm so sorry :( A fire like that is one of my worst fears.

I don't have an inventory of my ponies, but I do for some of my other collections.
Title: Re: Do you have a pony inventory list?
Post by: Snapdragon on October 06, 2021, 05:56:27 PM
OMG, this is just heartbreaking to hear. I live in an area with an overactive fire season, so this is one of my greatest fears. (Other than, y'know, getting caught in a fire myself. :blush: ) I'm glad you are safe, but I am so sorry that you lost such a precious collection! Thank you for the timely reminder. Big hugs for you. :heart: :hug:
Title: Re: Do you have a pony inventory list?
Post by: ScotchHop on October 06, 2021, 08:13:08 PM
This sounds really terrible! I'm so sorry for what happened to you, and it's very sweet of you to drop by to give us this warning. I will do this now for sure. x
Title: Re: Do you have a pony inventory list?
Post by: PlumPonies on October 06, 2021, 10:39:56 PM
What a horrible thing to go through! ((hugs)) I hope you can find that inventory list on the last hard drive, such an emotional and financial blow to take.  :(
Title: Re: Do you have a pony inventory list?
Post by: SkyCakes on October 06, 2021, 11:08:02 PM
I cant imagine how id feel going through a fire ect. This gets me at my heart strings but I have someone in our family that works with insurance. They said to take pics ect. Im writing out a spread sheet and wow its very time consuming. ill take more pics hopefully soon.
Title: Re: Do you have a pony inventory list?
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on October 06, 2021, 11:19:13 PM
Hmm...makes me wonder if I ought to do one in Google Docs.  Annoying as Google Docs is, at least it's connected to my email so if I can access that, I can get to my list. Google Sheets is similar to Excel, which might work for a listing.  I haven't tried to add pictures to it, though, so I don't know how easy that is to do.
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Post by: brightberry on October 07, 2021, 04:24:15 AM
Oh I'm so sorry! What a tragedy.
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Post by: FernMariposa919 on October 07, 2021, 11:18:26 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about that. A house fire is one of my greatest fears.

About six months ago, I started keeping documents on my MacBook of the ponies and pony wear I was receiving (date I got them, price I paid). I admit I haven't really updated it recently, so I should probably do that.
Title: Re: Do you have a pony inventory list?
Post by: MLPlyte on October 13, 2021, 06:57:47 PM
Thank you, everyone. It's a terrible thing to go through. We lost multiple collections, which is not as terrible as the overall loss, but it adds to the stress. Inventorying our collections has been difficult so I wanted to help others be as prepared as possible. I'm so glad to hear that some of you have already taken steps!
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