Selling Everything – Except the Yorkshire Terrier!
How much is your all your stuff worth? And could you part with EVERYTHING, to move and start over??
How much is a life worth? If you ask Kerry Hogan, he’d say about $1.1
million, as that’s the price tag he’s put on his worldly possessions.
The 51-year-old Winnipeg native and owner of Gags Unlimited is
selling almost everything he owns: his fully furnished house, car, boat,
RV, as well as his business, on the listing website Kijiji. He’s doing
this, he said, because he wants a change in his life.
“I’ve always needed new experiences, and I’ve always needed new
thrills, and I guess I’m a bit of a thrill-seeker, but I don’t want to
endanger my life doing it,” he said.
So why not sell it all and leave the country ?
While he’s selling everything for $1.1 million, he said he’s unsure of the actual value.
“I don’t know, and I don’t think I want to. It’s all relative. I got
pictures hanging on the wall that I might have paid 400 bucks for. What
is it worth? Nobody is going to pay me 400, I don’t think. But would
they pay me two, or would they pay me 20 bucks? I don’t know how to
evaluate that,” he said.
His plan, he said, is to go to Mexico to buy a small bed-and-breakfast.
The only things he doesn’t plan on selling are a few personal items:
pictures, records, some clothes and his dog. Though the Yorkshire
terrier is on sale in the listing, Hogan said the dog will either go
with him or stay with his adult daughter. Everything else, people can
” It’s just stuff. I’d like to part with
it. I’d want to know what it feels like not to own all of this and all
the stuff that comes with it,” he said.
The listing has got a lot of attention, with about 39,000 views since
it went up Feb. 19. He said he’s got few firm offers. A couple of
people offered to buy parts of the listing, but he said he’s only
selling it as a package.
He said he’s also been getting emails from people with cancer, stroke
victims and others, encouraging him and telling him how his story made
them rethink their lives.
“I had one email that said, ‘You’re a game-changer and you’re going to do great.’ “
“People sit around waiting for something to happen. They wake up
every morning and they go to a job they don’t like, shovel snow in a
house they can’t afford. They just do it, day in, day out,” he said.
“I’m single, I live in a large house by myself, I go to bed at night
alone, I wake up alone, and I’m sitting there: ‘Wow, what am I waiting