Ever sold somthing and instantly regretted it?

Discussion in 'Gear Chat' started by ADz, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    Have you ever sold something randomly or through necessity and totally regretted it? :banghead:

    I sold my Hexamid Solo Plus tarp (No scree floor) not long back as needed to pay a bill and was skint. :greedy:

    Needs must but I really regret it. I loved the shelter and it was the older design with original extended beak that is not made by Zpacks any more unfortunately.

    Excellent shelter, very light/compact, small footprint and goes up easily, my favourite shelter to date. Hopefully once/if things are more stable/I'm flush again I will be getting another. :frown:
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2016
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  2. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Dont know if i would have sold that @ADz (probably doesn't make you feel better... :D ) You have 2 kidneys you know?...:D

    I tend to not sell until im sure, its not working or haven't used it in a while, maybe should have kept ME Ogre....lovely but how much use?...A bit different to being pressured to sell.

    We could start a companion thread "Ever bought something you didn't really need and regretted it?" - i would have plenty to write about :oops:
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  3. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    I've sold a load of gear that not really using. I sold it as have other lightweight shelters to use as alternative like Trailstar, Sil-minipeak and some other tarps etc and thought more of paying bill then how much I would miss/regret it. :(

    I hear ya on buying and then regretting. Still got way too much crap laying about. :D
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  4. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Trying to think of a piece of hiking kit i've sold, non comes to mind.

    Mind you it's rare i sell anything, if i had the space i'd probably still have most of the cars i've owned.
    I do still have motorbikes from when i was a lad in the 80's that i keep in my lock-up in England.

    Being a stingy git helps, i really don't like spending money on things, i'd sooner spend it on life experiences or invest it.
    So if i somehow manage to prise money out of my wallet to buy something i tend to keep it.

    My thinking is, even if i don't use this year, i usually swing full circle in my hobbies and get back round to using it again in a couple of years.

    Saying all that, i will probably need to have a clearout soon :(

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  5. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    You're a myriad of contradictions @gixer.... :D
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  6. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    And this is why :hilarious::hilarious: I tried to pick one quote to put in here but there was just too much to choose from.
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  7. Chris2901

    Chris2901 Section Hiker

    When I sold my first motorbike (Suzuki DR 650 SE) just to buy a faster one,I regretted it after 3 days.It somehow felt wrong,so I returned to the dealer and he had it sold 1 day before.Never ever had a bike like this again.
    Regarding my actual sell list,I think I will miss the Hilleberg most.We had some great holidays with this fortress.
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  8. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    I really regret selling one of these back in the 90's;


    This bike was the Gamechanger for downhill racing. Mine was one of only 2 white one ever bought over to the Uk, had the first generation Hope disc brakes, prototype Tioga chainset, the first Rock Shox Judi's, Prototype Risse shock and loads of other bling. It was Justin Loretz's (MBUK editor) before me and I've got pics of it with all the top riders of the day and on the front cover of multiple magazines.
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  9. Chris2901

    Chris2901 Section Hiker

    Killer Bike !!! I had the Moho HT because I couldn´t afford the San Andreas.Lovely system and a true eyecatcher.
  10. Imperial Dave

    Imperial Dave Section Hiker

    the trouble with accumulating good kit is that you know its worth something and when you are brassed out AND not doing much camping it is the right thing to do to sell it at that time.......I am guilty of accumulating stuff, not using it, having to mend something big (like a boiler replacement last year), getting rid and them whimsically reflecting on it at my leisure. Things I have sold and regretted (although needed the dosh at the time..):

    Laser Comp 1 ... twice
    Solar Comp 2 (a really underrated tent)
    Trailstar and Ookworks inner
    Golite Jam 2
    Kestrel 4000
  11. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Hilleberg Soulo or do you still have that ?
  12. Imperial Dave

    Imperial Dave Section Hiker

    Oooo no Mole....sold a long time ago. Its one of those strange bits of kit. It was great when I had it but after I sold it I didnt regret it. I came to regard the Soulo as a 'concept tent' - having a bunker tent for the UK for the type of camping I do/did was overkill. Its too big and bulky and heavy to be an effective one man shelter unless you really are out to get battered by the weather somewhere inhospitable. Also there were too many design flaws and faffs to be a tent I truly missed.
  13. Chris2901

    Chris2901 Section Hiker

    @Imperial Dave : design flaws?? Funny,in german forums Hillebergs are a sanctuary and you dare not to speak against.;) Only the last UL series like Anjan and Rogen weren´t liked that much.
  14. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Pahhhhhhhhhh as stated in the ye ole book of stingyness *"for whom once spendeth money from thy chickens sales will'eth not thy be judged if thee buys devices of light"

    *Might of made that up

    Oddly it's still not sold :p

    Sure i remember i review of that back in the day, if i remember right Jason McRoy rode it.

    Difficult to interpret tone and intonation on forums, hopefully most know me so know i'm not being "judgegy" but what i've found really helps me is to only spend a fraction of what i earn on hobbies.

    I used to restrict myself to 1/10th, so if i spent £100 on hobbies or gadgets i make sure i save or invest £1000.
    Now days i don't put a figure on it, i've found i've swung the other way, i care more about having some financial security in my future than any hobby or gadget, but i used to be an absolute nightmare with money, the 1/10th rule really helped me out.

    I recon once you get over 45 your mentality changes as well, i'd sooner have a lower paying job with more free time, than have a higher paid job and be stressed to ****** all the time.

    Our TV was on the blink earlier in the year, i researched and found a good TV to replace it with, got the cash out of the bank, went to the store, got all excited when i saw the huge curved screen, started walking to the check out then thought about how much i spent on our old TV and how much it'd be worth now if i sold (nothing :()
    Ended up walking out the store without the TV, had a go at fixing ours, found a dry joint on one of the power supply boards, dab of solder and it's been great since.

    I recon if i'd have told the 25 year old me i'd have done that i'd have ****ted the future me in the face :D:D:D

    As i say i'm not being judgegy, we're all adults here and make our own choices and it's no ones business what we do with our own hard earned, but i found getting some help with financial planning changed my mindset.
    All the useless crap they teach at school, yet one of the most fundamental skills of adult life isn't taught, managing our finances.

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  15. Imperial Dave

    Imperial Dave Section Hiker

    yeah well my take on it anyway.....will probably get shot down by other for the blasphemy :)

    the vent flap is a afterthought and a poor design element. The overlapping poles flex and rub and abraid the fly material badly and the design appears thrown together. The pack size is enormous, the dyneema overlarge and not 'neat'. Its just over designed, not optimised and never revisited for a update. Apart from that super :)
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  16. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Sounds like a gixer sales pitch :biggrin:
  17. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Thought of one

    I used to have 2 mountain Equipment ultrafleeces (still the best fleece i've ever used), had 1 in blue another in red, ended up giving the blue one away, wishhhhhhhhhh i still had it.
  18. Davy

    Davy Thru Hiker

    Never look back :)

    On the odd sunny day I'm driving down a well surfaced bit of bendy road with good visibility I miss my motorbikes, the last one went in 2010, time flies. Then I remember how long they sat unused during the year...
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  19. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    This thread reveals one of my biggest failings - I'm a hoarder :oops:. By the time I decide to part with an item I am well and truly "no longer wanting it" :):whistling:.
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  20. Imperial Dave

    Imperial Dave Section Hiker

    'what ifs' kit are a downfall....
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  21. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    My soul.

    The Devil.
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  22. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    You never had one :D
    Regret selling my haglofs spitz jackets (his and hers) and around 8 other Haglofs jackets :banghead:
    Regret selling my Haglofs Lim 35 ltr pack, best pack ever.
    Regret selling my ice axe and crampons (his and hers)
    Regret selling my AKto , Laser comp , Rab bags & Alpkit bags.
    But needed funds to get the wife thru Uni and couldn't afford to use anyhow then.
    Realised I only need about 4 jackets anyway so slim my cupboard down too necessities.
    Just bought second hand winter axes and crampons this week so happy I can get back out in the white stuff & still got enough camping gear (tho not been used for a while) for 3 of us to start again next spring..
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  23. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Better than being an Ah soul :finger: :D
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  24. JimH

    JimH Ultralighter

    Likewise, I try to counteract this by not buying stuff unless I really need it, that doesn't always work though...
  25. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I have off loaded some nice gear to my daughter………..so not quite 'sold'………but sometimes frustrating when I see an expensive bit of kit being used and abused in everyday life when in my mind it should be kept for proper 'hill use' :banghead: :( :oops:

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