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All Digital Winter Garage Sale

February 28, 2010

It was bound to happen.  Some folks seem to have a knack for all things digital.  I’m not one of them.  What seems to be exceedingly easy for some people has become a trial and tribulation of biblical proportion for me.  My doctor is not willing to up my medication and I’ve used up the 20 annual psychological counseling sessions per year our medical plan allows (and it’s not even March yet!!).  Therefore, in the interest of sanity and self-preservation, I am offering readers of this blog the first crack at:

All-Digital Winter Garage Sale

Middle aged male tired of constantly losing to the ‘digital aspects’ of everyday life and being considered dumber than a 5th grader.  As of today (except for the help required to get this memo posted) I’ll be writing with paper and pencil, listening only to AM/FM radio in the car, doing home musical recordings on a cassette tape, talking with others through a landline phone, checking out books from library, subscribing to a daily newspaper, submitting the 1040 long form via the US Post Office and using a camera that accepts Kodachrome film.

For Sale:

  • Computer preloaded with software – new $1.00 (half a CD wedged inside)
  • USB interface – new $0.50 (bent knobs)
  • 40” flat screen TV – new $5.00 (orange juice stain on front)
  • Digital Camera – new $0.10 (thumb dent on side)
  • DSL router & home wireless system – new $0.25 (cracked front panel)
  • GPS unit – new $0.05 (Regret not buying protection plan against being dropped)
  • Digital Thermometer – used once $0.01 (best not used orally)
  • XM/Sirius Radio – slightly used.  Take over payments.  (Display brighter than an LED flashlight.  Black sock included for nighttime driving.)
  • Guitar effects processor – good condition ($0.75) (May have been inadvertently bounced off wall while unplugging)
  • DVD player & 5.1 surround system – still in original box $3.00 (orange juice may have leaked into box)


  • Cell phone/MP3 player/camera – new (It’s somewhere along Wilderness Run Road in Eagan, MN.  I’m sure the snow bank it hit cushioned the impact.)

No reasonable offers refused

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Todd permalink*
    March 1, 2010 9:23 pm

    What about the Mac?

  2. March 1, 2010 10:13 pm

    See the first item for sale.

  3. Jim Martin permalink
    March 2, 2010 1:42 pm

    I am tempted by the 40″ flat screen TV – I LOVE orange juice!

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