In the meantime I decided to list it as the parts that go with the Magimix for £30. I did get a reply offering £10 for it!
My husband said I ought to see if it could be fixed and sell it working, but having since found out the problem was operator error I found the situation quite funny. I also contacted the person who offered me £10 quid and said I was re-listing it as fully operational for £200.
I also looked on eBay uk and found out how much the bowls and parts were going for, and was very surprised they were listed for so much.
I am willing to sell my Magimix as a going concern for two weeks. If I get no buyers I may actually do some asset stripping and sell the Magimix off in parts on eBay.
This got me thinking about that asset stripping, debt ridden economic model. I also watched the Max Kaiser show this morning, which is usually fairly entertaining.
It is an interesting concept that the products people buy on their 'credit' cards are almost sold at cost in order to arrange store debt to pay interest. That the interest is seen as a better income than a conventional profit on the merchandise itself.
With the credit hack recently in the USA it turns out 60% of households do not have more than $400 dollars of cash at their disposal. No rainy day Fund. I also wondered how they paid for their funerals! There was a case of blood all over the road outside a funeral parlour in the news. How weird.
I am thinking of the Bible story where the man who had been forgiven his own huge debt went and beat up someone else that owed him a small sum. In effect by telling the people to freeze their own debt is just like this parable. The public are debt ridden, but the country itself will not address its financial obligations and keeps raising its debt ceiling to pay for more wars.
Max was being very philosophical this morning, I thought he was veering from existentialism towards quietism. I wonder if there is such a thing as economic quietism. Yes I suppose there is.
Its probably based on the Waitrose/John Lewis model where employees are called associates and have some a bonus and or share holding in the company.
Perhaps that was what was wrong in the asset stripping years. The employees did not have voting rights, or a real sense and actual 'ownership' of their company. I still think Co-Operatives and employee involvement in ownership makes sense.
Rather like my own operator error yesterday, I could have well and truly let myself get shredded with my own Magimix, beaten to a pulp and battered for a £10 offer.
I rather think the graph showing the rise in the indexes since the asset stripping - decoupled gold standard is a bit like me putting the bowls of the Magimix on the wrong way round. The failsafe has kicked in. There won't be any financial biscuits made that can be traded for real money. I don't think the system is broken at all, it's suffering from operator error.
Max was also talking about the sattelite industry creating a 'real time' platform in communications. As a Bi-Polar person I have had a few run ins with the concept of time. In reality it wasn't until a reliable timepiece was invented for navigation, that people began to be paid an hourly rate for work. Up until then people were paid for the volume of work they produced sort of piece rate.
The general idea that a good ploughman and a shire horse should be able to plough a one acre field in a day. This was obviously a short day as you don't generally plough a field in summer.
The concept of buying people's time is relatively new in work practice. Part of the industrial revolution. Still, it's time we had a new paragdime and meta-narrative.
The point of selling my Magimix is to make room. Which is the new currency now that houses are so small.
It is interesting that Cicero bemoaned the moral decline of Rome, blaming the traders. I might have to look up who said 'to make a man more wealthy you must curb his desires'. Not sure if it was Cicero. More Greek I think.