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  • Liechtenstein
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1925

    • February 15, 2019, 04:39:00 pm
    • NE Hemisphere
Re: The Stuff People Throw Away
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2022, 09:12:59 am »
One on the outskirts of Saint John, NB in 1999 was cheep - sold during my divorce in 2004 for the same I bought it for.  $64000. It was an old ďgrandma houseĒ. Sold it to a couple who worked at the hardware store.

The other was in St Stephen, NB, purchased in 2008 with Mrs 2.0 for $90k, sold at a loss in 2016 after tenants wrecked it. This was an old 4+ bedroom farm house. Nice old house in a poor town.

Okay, I'm familiar with both places. dad was from Lakeburn and mom was from Sussex.

I had 2 houses in Timberlea just outside of Halifax: bought the first for 90K sold for 95K, built the second for 130K and sold for 150K
bought a house in Porter's Lake NS with 178' of frontage for 153KL and sold it for 210K

bought a house in Calgary for 150K and sold it for 175K and bought another for 175K and gave it to the ex when I split for Asia. She gave me half of the net worth


  • KimDuHan
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1455

    • January 15, 2015, 11:48:59 am
    • Seoul
Re: The Stuff People Throw Away
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2022, 04:05:15 am »
When I lived in Goyang/Seoul, you could find perfect furniture outside of apartment buildings. Electronics including stereos and game systems were occasionally found as well.  When the PS4 came out lots of PS3 consoles were tossed in perfect working conditions. In the trash. The day after holidays you could find unopened gift sets in the trash.

I think itís a space issue in Korea and over buying.

In Canada people seem to donate more to charities and if you find something itís usually trashed.


Re: The Stuff People Throw Away
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2022, 09:17:18 am »
I never find anything worthwhile in my neighborhood. They're either in piss-poor condition, or they're really cheap and gaudy.

But it's also possible that all of the good stuff gets grabbed before I can ever see them. I know that whenever I put something outside, it's often gone within 30 minutes. It's why I never have to buy one of those stickers, lol.


  • Liechtenstein
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1925

    • February 15, 2019, 04:39:00 pm
    • NE Hemisphere
Re: The Stuff People Throw Away
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2022, 09:48:56 am »
When I lived in Goyang/Seoul, you could find perfect furniture outside of apartment buildings. Electronics including stereos and game systems were occasionally found as well.  When the PS4 came out lots of PS3 consoles were tossed in perfect working conditions. In the trash. The day after holidays you could find unopened gift sets in the trash.

I think itís a space issue in Korea and over buying.

In Canada people seem to donate more to charities and if you find something itís usually trashed.

When I left Korea and had a 1 bedroom apartment fully furnished. The stuff wasn't worthy of Buckingham palace but it was a long way from the junk pile too.

I asked the landlord if he wanted it all for free. Then he could charge a bit more and rent it as fully furnished. he said no. Okay, so I went to a couple of churches including the Catholic church and asked if they wanted it all for free. No thanks.

So I left it on the side of the road piece by piece over several nights. Everything got snatched up immediately.

I do not understand why all those folks said no. Especially churches which could donate it to poor people.


  • Lazio
  • Expert Waygook

    • 891

    • January 27, 2018, 03:56:10 pm
    • Gyeongi-do
Re: The Stuff People Throw Away
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2022, 10:08:42 am »
When I left Korea and had a 1 bedroom apartment fully furnished. The stuff wasn't worthy of Buckingham palace but it was a long way from the junk pile too.

I asked the landlord if he wanted it all for free. Then he could charge a bit more and rent it as fully furnished. he said no. Okay, so I went to a couple of churches including the Catholic church and asked if they wanted it all for free. No thanks.

So I left it on the side of the road piece by piece over several nights. Everything got snatched up immediately.

I do not understand why all those folks said no. Especially churches which could donate it to poor people.

Someone in my family passed 2 years ago back home. There was a house full of furniture, clothes etc. Nothing awesome but plenty of perfectly usable stuff for those in need. Red Cross and some other organizations were contacted to see if they need anything. They said they take only brand new furniture and clothes. Not only that, but they don't even come to pick it up. Wtf is wrong with them?
In the end, most stuff was given away through local facebook groups.


  • Bakeacake
  • Super Waygook

    • 272

    • July 12, 2010, 01:35:40 pm
    • Pohang South Korea
Re: The Stuff People Throw Away
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2022, 01:31:47 pm »
girlfriend threw away a pair of those clear boots yesterday.  255 size.  never worn.  they were snatched up within 10 mins. I would never take used shoes...  even if it looked like they were never used


  • Rye
  • Veteran

    • 222

    • March 20, 2022, 03:43:11 pm
    • A side street near Cheongju
Re: The Stuff People Throw Away
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2022, 03:21:03 pm »
girlfriend threw away a pair of those clear boots yesterday.  255 size.  never worn.  they were snatched up within 10 mins. I would never take used shoes...  even if it looked like they were never used

I wish my wife would! I read your post and went and counted her shoes. 32 pairs of shoes and sandals, plus 9 pairs of leather boots. I also know there are another 5 pair of gumboots in the shed  :shocked:. I have a total of 5 pairs for the outdoors.