I just had too much stuff lying around. And with the inflation, I am being cautious. With what I have sold over the years, I have come close to breaking even. Which means I've lost money on my "stuff". That said, I enjoyed the stuff while I had it and got MOST of my money back. I've never had a business buying and selling collectibles. So I suppose from that angle, I've done ok. I gave a lot of items to Goodwill. It's not like buying a car when you lose 15% or so when you drive off the lot. Now when I sold my parent's house I cleaned up - and paid the estimated tax on it the first week!