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[personal profile] miss_s_b
Sorry for the hiatus in the blog awards. On the plus side, I passed my belt grading for karate last night. On the minus side, Byron has suspected cancer. He is booked in to the vet on Thursday for (hopefully) removal and cure. But we don't know at this point what's going to be involved; the vet doesn't know until he's gone in and extracted bits for testing. I suspect we are looking at a minimum of £400.

I haven't got £400.

UPDATE: thanks to the wonderful generosity of The Internet we should be fine now. Thank you all. Closing comments on this post now, so that if people miss this update they aren't still offering.

What I have got is lots of Collectable Stuff. So I'm going to make an offer here, oh internets. If I have any Stuff that you might want, make me an offer. Stuff is Stuff, but Byron is my baby, and my house is too full of Stuff anyway. I am willing to sell any of it to help make my baby better.

Things that I have which some of you might want to buy:
  • Ropey old Ford Ka that needs its brakes fixing
  • hundreds of CDs, including this Queen box set with all the packaging intact
  • Lots and lots of books including folio society stuff, and the unseen university editions of much Pratchett. Also lots of complete Sherlock Holmes's in various editions
  • hundreds of DVDs, including lots of Star Trek and Doctor Who - for example all the Trek box sets, all 4 series of Blake's 7, all the red dwarf, etc.
  • Lots and lots of rare/limited edition/etc. vinyl - 6 foot bookcase full of it
  • various action figures and things
The list is not exhaustive, but it gives you a flavour. If there's something you want, whatever it is, ask me if I've got it and we'll go from there - although checking the comments to see if someone else hasn't already asked might be a plan. At this point I am willing to consider most offers because it all adds up, but I need the money quickly, so you'll understand if I ask for bank transfer or cash over the counter only; no cheques or paypal.

Do feel free to pass the link to this post around, too.


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Date: 2010-08-17 03:33 pm (UTC)
andrewducker: (Default)
From: [personal profile] andrewducker
You might want to also throw up a Paypal link.

Y'know. Just in case.

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Date: 2010-08-17 03:40 pm (UTC)
royalmarriage: (Default)
From: [personal profile] royalmarriage
Sorry to hear the bad news. Hope things get sorted out quickly.

FWIW - £60 for the Blake's 7 DVDs?

Date: 2010-08-17 03:46 pm (UTC)
el_staplador: (Default)
From: [personal profile] el_staplador
Tell me more about the Pratchetty stuff? The CTony has a birthday coming up.

(and *hugs* for you and Byron.)

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Date: 2010-08-17 03:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] addyit.livejournal.com
:-( ~HUGS~ i don't get my check until next week, otherwise i'd donate something today.

i don't suppose your vet does monthly payment plans?

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Date: 2010-08-17 04:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] burkesworks
Awwww *hugs* (((((((Jennie))))))) and ((((((((Byron)))))))

I ain't got much, but I've got something, and I'm close enough to pay cash, and I can't see you or Byron like this. What you got in the way of DVDs? You wouldn't happen to have either or both of I, Claudius or Boys From The Blackstuff, would you?

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Date: 2010-08-17 04:16 pm (UTC)
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Default)
From: [personal profile] karohemd
Holy crap, not Byron. :/
If Paypal takes too long, will a direct bank transfer work?

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Date: 2010-08-17 04:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] londonkds
Have you got any Farscape on DVD? I finally decided to buy it only to discover it went out of print.

Date: 2010-08-17 04:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shishmish
Oh man, I'm so sorry you've had this news. Give Byron lots of hugs from me, the poor thing! I daren't think about loosing my own dog.

I would love to donate something but sadly I'm living on savings at the moment after moving to Edinburgh for a course. I hope everything goes okay and you get some cash sorted own soon.

Lots of hugs for you all and I'm thinking of you.

Date: 2010-08-17 04:34 pm (UTC)
nny: (where the stories are)
From: [personal profile] nny
Hey, I've been linked over by Debi. I'm so sorry this is happening to you (and Byron!) and I hope everything works out for the best.

I'd love to snag a complete Sherlock Holmes, could you tell me more?

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Date: 2010-08-17 04:42 pm (UTC)
nanila: me (me: ooh!)
From: [personal profile] nanila
Oh, poor pup.

What Folio society thingses have you got?

(BTW, if you haven't got time/inclination to list them now, no worries. Bank transfer has already been made.)

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Date: 2010-08-17 04:46 pm (UTC)
nadriel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nadriel
I have no money till the end of the month- but if you need something to help then, I'll see what I can do...

Date: 2010-08-17 05:20 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Cross-posted (Fractalgeek on LJ)

Dodgy metal CDs? I could do with filling in some gaps in my collection: Foo Fighters/Blink 182/Limp Bizkit/Linkin Park/Metallica/Placebo might be good places to start.

Date: 2010-08-17 06:05 pm (UTC)
innerbrat: (go baby go)
From: [personal profile] innerbrat
I have lots of Black Sabbath/Meat Loaf/Placebo/Motley Crue/Green Day/Guns N Roses/Ozzy Osbourne which I am willing to send you if you donate the money to Jennie.

Date: 2010-08-17 05:32 pm (UTC)
staceyuk: (dalek knicker)
From: [personal profile] staceyuk
Oh hon... I'm so sorry to hear about Byron. Wish I could help out with the money but all I can give you is these...

*massive hugs*

I will spread the word though.

Date: 2010-08-17 06:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neohippie.livejournal.com
Sorry to hear about Byron. I know how rough it can be with a sick animal and huge vet bills.

I would like to help, but I supsect being in the US would cause complications, and I'm kinda broke m'self at the moment, being on my 5th month of unemployment.

Though, it sounds like you have some COOL STUFF, so if there's any way it can work out, I will be willing to consider.

Give teh puppeh lots of pets for me!

Date: 2010-08-17 06:45 pm (UTC)
sfred: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sfred
Don't s'pose you have Studio 60, Firefly or This Life on DVD, do you?
I'm trying to think of what else I want but it's really hard to think of things with no prompts!

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Date: 2010-08-17 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] frankie_ecap
Got any old movies? Or Wallace & Gromit?

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Date: 2010-08-17 08:49 pm (UTC)
ginasketch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ginasketch
Don't want anything, but just wanted to you if the paypal worked.

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Date: 2010-08-17 11:00 pm (UTC)
ext_51145: (Default)
From: [identity profile] andrewhickey.info
Unfortunately this comes at the worst time for us to help (my pay rise comes *next* month, so we're completely out of money now, but will have more soon), but if you're still skint as a result of this *next* month we're more than willing to give you anything you need. Holly says to say she can sympathise as she had a dog with cancer once, too.
After the 6th of September, anything you need, just ask. No need to sell us anything in return.


Date: 2010-08-18 12:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bracknellblog.blogspot.com
I dont have loads of money but I would like to donate a small sum to help. my email address is Bracknellblog@googlemail.com let me know your paypal account so I can send over something cheeres

Date: 2010-08-18 01:38 am (UTC)
delight: basset hound on back (basic doggerel)
From: [personal profile] delight
Here via [personal profile] innerbrat; I'm in the US, but I'd love to help your dog. I don't need to buy anything or get anything in exchange except perhaps a print picture of your pup. I'm a huge dog fiend.

But like I said, I'm in the US.

I have no idea how to handle the currency transfer to send you my spare $20 (which is all I have spare, or I'd send more) – if there is anyone willing to stand in as an intermediary so I can paypal them and they'll give you the money in GBP, I would be willing to do that. I want to be able to help. I don't think there's any way I can get funds overseas quickly enough, especially as mailing cash would take a week and be pretty useless.

Date: 2010-08-18 05:34 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Unfortunately, I'm living on unemployment benefits right now, so I can't really donate :(

I can (and will) send all my love, and healing vibes Yorksher-wards. We lost Bertie Basset recently after a nasty battle with lymphoma, so I'm sadly familiar with the situation.

Date: 2010-08-18 05:34 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
DUH me not logging in. Tis Abi.

Date: 2010-08-18 08:56 am (UTC)
pmoodie: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pmoodie
I'm very sorry to hear about Byron. I hope he'll be OK.

I'd love to help out with some cash, but we're a bit strapped at the moment, after paying for holiday, sofa and new computer! Sorry. :(

Date: 2010-08-18 10:55 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Just seen this on fractalgeeks cross post on LJ. It doesn't look like anybody has talked Star Trek, if you have Next Gen and/or Voyager full seasons then I'd be interested. Let me know. w00hoo at yahoo dot com (note first two zeros in name...)

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