I bought this
photo at a yard sale today. The woman who sold it to me had no idea who the people in it are. She said she'd had the photo since 1960. It's clearly a lot older than that. What, if anything, can you tell me about it?
posted by grumblebee
on Jun 19, 2010 -
Shoe Filter. Cute, affordable, and comfortable. I'm not willing to pick only two. Metafilter, I want to be cute and summery this summer, and my small shoe wardrobe does not support that. Also, I am a special snowflake with slightly weird feet. [more inside]
posted by bilabial
on Apr 6, 2010 -
My grandpa died. Some stuff remains. Will you be my personal Antiques Roadshow? [more inside]
posted by kbanas
on Mar 31, 2010 -
I'm looking to sell a 2001 Autococker with several upgrades, but haven't been able to find any such sales for my particular model to reference the price. Anybody know how much these would go for or know of a website that is sort of a "blue book" for paintball marker values?
posted by BasileusPY
on Jan 3, 2010 -
I was considering bankruptcy, but now I'm considering selling my house.
My fiancee has left, I have $50k in CC debt, student loans, and a mortgage that is under water by $15-25K.
Renting it out will only cover 2/3 of the mortgage/taxes/ins., and nowhere to live.
I'm thinking about selling it, but what happens if I sell for less than I owe?
Also, I'd be responsible for the realtor's fee (4-6%= appx. $20-25K).
Add those together, and it's 30k to 50k to SELL my house and get out from under the mortgage.
What happens to the balance that I would owe?
posted by antipode12
on Dec 21, 2009 -
My sister needs help naming a section of her bi-annual kids' consignment sale, and I'm not good with this advertising stuff. [more inside]
posted by little_c
on Aug 18, 2009 -
I have some paintings left to me by a deceased relative. We've identified the artists and have some rough idea of their value, maybe a few hundred or more per per piece. What's the best way to sell them? [more inside]
posted by diode
on Apr 5, 2009 -
Can I legally sell/give away a discarded motorcycle for parts without being the registered owner? I am in Quebec. [more inside]
posted by hector horace
on Feb 25, 2009 -
My favorite holiday, Half-Price Candy Day, happens four times a year: Nov. 1, Dec. 26, Feb. 15, and the day after Easter. I usually hit a chain drugstore or grocery store for my Conversation Hearts or Robin's Eggs, but it just occurred to me that I could probably do better. [more inside]
posted by doift
on Feb 13, 2009 -
Making an expensive, long-distance purchase. He only accepts "cashier's checks/money orders". How do I protect myself? [more inside]
posted by Glendale
on Jan 15, 2009 -
Is there a website that tracks the average selling price of used items? I'm particularly interested in used iPod prices, but something more general would be nice too. The price they actually go for would be more helpful than the original asking price. All I've been able to find are paid services for eBay sellers, but they seem like overkill for my needs.
posted by teg
on Oct 22, 2008 -
What's a good revenue multiplier for the sale of a software company that has an annual turnover of $500K ?
And please explain why
posted by mattoxic
on Sep 23, 2008 -
I have a rental house that I am selling.
It has been listed with a Real Estate agent since Nov 07. Not one offer on it.
Some people from my parent's church are interested in buying it, but they want to do it For Sale By Owner -no Real Estate Agents involved.
My listing expires on Oct. 11.
How long after the listing expires can I sell it on my own? Is there a grace period?
Any ideas of how to cancel the listing beforehand? I don't want to lie, but I would rather sell to the church people for obvious reasons (more money for me, better deal for them, etc.).
I am in GA.
posted by twistedmetal
on Sep 2, 2008 -
I just saw a house in NY that is being offered as a short sale. It needs work, but the investment would be smart. My real estate agent was trying to dissuade me about considering the house by saying that the house needs so much work. It does need work, but not as extensive as the agent is suggesting. How do I negotiate the process of making an offer and have it accepted? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 17, 2008 -
I know this question comes up once for every location on the globe now and again, but does anyone know anywhere around the Widnes/Cheshire area that would buy or take some (rather nice) office equipment off my hands? Delivering it would be very difficult as I'm working for a very small firm who don't really have the money or the time to arrange anything on a larger scale. Anyone know of anywhere suitable in the area?
posted by emperor.seamus
on Jul 15, 2008 -
First-time car seller looking for best way to sell a car in NYC? [more inside]
posted by dcjd
on Jun 16, 2008 -
Selling my car in Oklahoma, but it's registered in Texas. Can I get some advice on what to do here? More details inside, and this sale could happen today! [more inside]
posted by jimmyhutch
on May 1, 2008 -
My mortgage payments are overdue and I have filed paperwork for a loan modification. I just accepted an offer on the condo, and it is due to close on June 26. What is the best way to get clear with the mortgage company before closing? [more inside]
posted by hamster
on Apr 30, 2008 -
W.A.S.T.E. of a question, but I need a script that will perform a diff and play an alert sound when a reload reveals that the HTML page has changed relative to the previous reload. [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3
on Apr 8, 2008 -
What exactly does a Telxon 718 do? It looks like a way-back calculator but only has plus, minus, and a few weird, presumably abbreviated, button markings. Any guesses as to what it does? Video within. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold
on Apr 5, 2008 -
What's the downside of taking a house off the market temporarily (say, a couple of months)? My inlaws are trying to sell a house, it's taking a while, and the real estate agent suggested this so it wouldn't seem stale. Any reason not to do it?
posted by languagehat
on Feb 4, 2008 -
Must get rid of a mind-boggling amount of hoarded items, including some theoretically very valuable pieces. Looking for advice on how to do so efficiently and profitably. [more inside]
posted by Gianna
on Feb 2, 2008 -
Anyone know of a source for prints (or a schedule for their release) of the very cool Tim Sale pieces from NBC's 'Heroes?' I'd love to have a few in my office, but have sadly only found references to the charity auction that was run last year
, and a sketchy UK front for mass oil reproductions from Chinese artists. Any insiders on the MeFi?
posted by liquado
on Jan 8, 2008 -
Can I buy a brand new 5-year-old car? For example, can I buy a brand-new *2003* Nissan 350Z? Or did they really sell each and every last one back in 2003? Where do unsold new cars go when the new models come out? Any car dealers out there that can explain this to me? They must end up somewhere.
posted by sidereal
on Dec 30, 2007 -
Does anyone know anything about UK property law? Can they make us pay this? Conveyancer demanding small payment they should have asked us for a year ago. [more inside]
posted by altolinguistic
on Nov 28, 2007 -
I put an offer on a 100+ year old house in Galena, Illinois a year ago. The owners and I couldn't agree on a price so the deal fell through. It was a terrific rehabbed house on a hill with fireplaces in every room, a state of the art kitchen, guest quarters and a view of the whole town from the front window.
I have become rather obsessed with this house and even checked up who, later, did purchase it.
The strange thing was the sale price was less than my offer but it included something called "personal property" for 20k which the buyers apparently, added to the price of the house with the approval of the sellers.
I've bought and sold condos and one house before but I never heard of including "personal property" in a deal. Did they throw in a car or artwork or something? Seems odd to me.
I know I should get past this house but I just can't.
Thanks for any input.
posted by Tullyogallaghan
on Nov 24, 2007 -
Best practices for library book sales? My librarian friend is hosting her first book sale (that is, she's free to run it differently than it has been run for years) and is looking for ideas to make it a fun, profitable and successful event. What kinds of things make a book sale really work? [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes
on Sep 24, 2007 -