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New Poll - Replacement Insurance
This week's poll was suggested by jacob66. The question was inspired by how some home insurance works (for example, in event of a fire where your belongings are destroyed). If someone offered to give you money in exchange for every item you owned (car, house, computer, clothes), would you do it? The amount of money you would get would be enough to buy new replacement items of similar function. Would you take this chance to start over? Or do some things have too much sentimental value?

You can submit poll ideas here
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: How closely do you think you fit the stereotypes of your nationality and/or ethnicity?
Choices:
0% - Not similar at all - votes: 517 (14.7%)
25% - votes: 1067 (30.3%)
50% - votes: 1135 (32.3%)
75% - votes: 637 (18.1%)
100% - Completely - votes: 162 (4.6%)
There were 3518 total votes.
The poll ended: January 9th 2021

Could make an interesting sociology experiment...
Posted by lambchopsil on 
January 10th 6:49am
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» VawX on January 9th, 2021, 11:55pm

No, it's a pain in the ass to start a new thing mmm...

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» Transdude1996 on January 10th, 2021, 12:09am

What purpose would that accomplish?

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» Ceiye on January 10th, 2021, 2:59am

No. Partially because there is no monetary value to the things I put work into and intend on getting back after starting over, but also because I do not want to go into a Walmart buck naked to get myself some clothes because I sold everything I was wearing to a stranger for fifty bucks.

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» dreamer00013 on January 10th, 2021, 4:34am

No. What's the point?
Materialistic stuff has value on its own - memories I associate with them. Gifts I care about. Stuff I don't want/love/care about I can sell.
Why would I give that away and have hassle replacing my stuff for literally nothing?

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» Rouzmary on January 10th, 2021, 8:27am

Quote from dreamer00013
No. What's the point?
Materialistic stuff has value on its own - memories I associate with them. Gifts I care about. Stuff I don't want/love/care about I can sell.
Why would I give that away and have hassle replacing my stuff for literally nothing?


Exactly - the replaced stuff won't hold the same value as the original one when it comes to sentimental value and uniqueness of the ones that are handmade.
Monetary? Could replace it myself if I wanted or needed to, like the furniture and such.
So for me - NO.

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» Sosseres on January 10th, 2021, 4:38am

No. It would take many days of effort to get things. Would also need to be paid for the time I wasted on it.

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» Aremon on January 10th, 2021, 5:23am

Yes. But only to be able to move somewhere else... Would most likely get more or less the same stuff I already have once I've gotten a new house.

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» mallika23 on January 10th, 2021, 5:34am

No. "Replace with equivalent function".. Doesn't seem to be any benefit for me? Unless they would replace my stuffs with an upgraded version..

Well, I would answer it with a yes if I were to be isekai somewhere though. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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» residentgrigo on January 10th, 2021, 5:34am

Yes. Replacement furniture, replacement tech equipment, a replacement car. What not to like here? I also just moved so I already had to deal with getting new stuff and transportation.

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» Sugarshark on January 10th, 2021, 8:26am

ask me again after I've broken up with my significant other

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» qwan456 on January 10th, 2021, 8:40am

Just because something is functionally equivalent doesn't mean that it will adhere to the same quality and manufacturing standard that the product is replacing. Setting aside the downtime of getting everything back as well as things that holds sentimental value, unless the stuff you own is at the bottom of the barrel in terms of quality and / or is about to break down, that would be a no for me.

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» AsheraYlla on January 10th, 2021, 9:10am

Yes. I don't have a lot of money or possessions anyway. I'm tired of my old things and I just want everything replaced.

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» calstine on January 10th, 2021, 10:07am

This is one of those seemingly tough questions that's actually simple as all hell when you think about it with even a smidgen of logic. Absolutely not.

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» energizerbunny on January 10th, 2021, 10:37am

I'm a hoarder and tend to collect too many things anyhow. It takes a while to sell off random stuff you own for the equivalent price (rather than at a steal). It'd actually be really convenient if someone could do all that work for me and I could start over with a big shopping fund! It's not like I'd lose the memories I had from before.

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» Sinjid on January 10th, 2021, 1:05pm

lambchopsil, the previous poll results are missing their names in your post.

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» lambchopsil on January 10th, 2021, 1:46pm

Quote from Sinjid
lambchopsil, the previous poll results are missing their names in your post.

What are you talking about?

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» Sinjid on January 10th, 2021, 4:35pm

Ignore me, large brain fart. ๐Ÿ˜”

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» SNOWBY on January 10th, 2021, 9:42pm

They can take my dead Grandma's quilts out of my cold, dead hands.

((Do pets count in the list of owned-things? Because like none of us are going to give up our cats and dogs. They're bros.)) ๐Ÿ˜ข

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» Lorska on January 10th, 2021, 11:48pm

So you get a better return on selling stuff you don't need and can redistribute your assets?

For losing any sentimental value, everything without functionality (think photo albums), having more work by transferring your data and buying everything you need again?

Pass. The amount of money I'd get from the better returns would already be lower than what I could earn when not wasting my time.

This actually only makes sense for people who:
a) have no sentimental attachment to anything
b) own a lot of properties and benefit from turning those into cash
c) have a home, no family and desperately want to relocate

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» Trimutius on January 11th, 2021, 1:51pm

If they paid double, then we are talking, but replacement... Nah too much hassle and waste of time ๐Ÿ˜

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» ceruleantear on January 11th, 2021, 3:00pm

I have way too many out of print titles for this exchange to be even remotely useful.

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» redlinks on January 11th, 2021, 6:33pm

It would be a maybe for me but more than likely no. I have so many OOP titles that would be impossible to rebuy if I wanted it back. Once I own something, it's here to stay forever.

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» licorice on January 11th, 2021, 7:52pm

For the most part, yes (I voted yes). Some of my mother's items that were left after she died, absolutely not.

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» Lorska on January 11th, 2021, 10:44pm

Quote from licorice
For the most part, yes (I voted yes). Some of my mother's items that were left after she died, absolutely not.


Isn't that a definite no then?
The poll says everything. If we could pick and choose, the question would become meaningless as it would be an upside without any downsides cause we'd only pick beneficial stuff.

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» KaoriNite on January 12th, 2021, 3:35pm

I really don't understand the point of doing this. It would be a massive pain to have to go out and buy everything I owned again.

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» Ceiye on January 15th, 2021, 2:07am

Over 60% of us definitely can't become Buddha. And I'm okay with that

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» sagesmith on January 15th, 2021, 1:15pm

I actually did this in the summer ๐Ÿ˜› To a certain extent. Sold what I could, gave away what I could, threw out the useless stuff. One of my friends even got a free car out of it! (Free because she'd only been charged $500 for a really good car, and never paid a dime on it. Great friend. ๐Ÿคจ) Took all that, plus my savings, and moved from a small city to a big city I'd never been to before!

I'm in love with my new home. Honestly, when the time comes, I'll probably sell/give away/toss everything out again and start over in a different city somewhere. Maybe even a different country? ๐Ÿ˜

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» vigorousjammer on January 15th, 2021, 4:34pm

Like others have said, it'd be a pain in the ass to have to replace everything.

Also, I own some things that are rare or no longer in production (Such as out-of-print comics, manga, video games, anime DVDs), and those might be difficult to find, and who knows if I even could find them all?

This is an easy "no" for me.

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