Death was swept under the rug in Colorado, unless it could be sensationalized. It’s a lot different here. Obituaries are published prominently and respectfully. The names of the dead are also read on the radio, along with their funeral date, time and place. This has had a big (good) effect on me.
I’ve also been doing a lot of shopping here. I’ve bought many things new. But I’ve bought a lot more off the local craigslist clone.
The list is enormously popular here. The prices are insanely low, most likely because people just aren’t going to pay what they might somewhere else. I’m sure this is the case.
For example, I bought a seven piece bedroom set. It’s a popular brand, hard to find used, in excellent condition. The seller had people call from all over the country trying to buy one piece here and one piece there. These are designers looking to pick the stuff up cheap and resell it to their clients.
The seller wasn’t into this. The set belonged to her deceased parents and she wanted it to go to a certain kind of person. Respect was more important to her than money, basically.
As another example I bought high end outdoor furniture. The seller assured me, it would cost $5,000, to buy it new. I was confused by this. I had priced the stuff online and it was more like $10-12,000. That would be before tax and a person would probably have to pay shipping as well.
I was curious enough to look into this. He said he has two sets (two houses) of this outdoor furniture and he bought it new. Surely he knows what he paid!
As it turns out, no one will pay $10,000 for outdoor furniture around here, so the local distributor for the brand, sets the price at a point where it will sell. Interesting, no? It’s like Amazon raising the price of goods for people shopping on a Mac.
If it seems this piece is all over the place, it’s because it’s an introduction to a series. I have a packed 8th house, which is naturally concerned with exchange of energy and the goods of the dead. I am deeply into and interested in this at this time and I want to tell you some stories. These threads will come together in the end. To be continued.
Have you ever bought or sold goods of the dead?
Skip to part 2 – Buried In (Or With) Your Goods