Originally Posted by Just a Spouse
Well, I don't know about your experience with selling to pawn shops and selling used stuff in general, but used purses and coats typically don't get much. She'd by lucky to get 1/2 of the cost, which wouldn't last long.
50% of an $850 purse would still buy quite a bit of groceries, or at least keep the lights on for a couple months. I'd much rather take half of what someting I own is worth to not be a drain on society.
But, if this person had enough money at some point in the near past to purchase an $850 purse, how much other stuff do they have at home that is worth alot more, and could be sold for near what it is worth?