I’ve got a lot of stuff. I used to have more, but I still have a lot. The people who know me best might actually find it amusing to observe my transition from avid collector (aka mild hoarder) to a vaguely defined minimalist. I actually still enjoy quality objects and I still collect several things. However, I have come to the realization that cash is still a great equalizer and much better than even the biggest garage.
The evolution of cash and the speed of the marketplace: Once upon a time trying to find objects, especially unique or inexpensive ones, was an arduous task. Trying to find a used bike that was your exact size meant calling around everyone you knew, paying a retail markup at a local bike store, or spending hours searching flea markets or garage sales. If you were in a big city you might have the luxury of finding a decent classified section. (Photo: Planetgreenrecycle) However, this has all begun to change. The concept that makes cash better than all your stored junk hinges on the speed of information. It is now possible to find what you need and purchase it quickly and efficiently. The simple combination of amazon, local retail, craigslist, and ebay can get you almost anything you need quickly and simply. You no longer need to store hundreds of items or keep things for just-in-case. Most of the time, you are better having cash and the knowledge of where to quickly get the things you need. Continue reading Cash is Better Than a Big Garage