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Old 08-07-2021, 06:56 AM
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What do you do with puzzles when you are finished? I started doing them at the beginning of the pandemic and have about 10 different ones. They were all new at the time and only put together once - by me. Do you save them? I doubt I'll ever redo a puzzle, but I hate to just give them away. I know I should clean out, but it's hard when things are in really good condition.


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Old 08-07-2021, 06:57 AM
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I buy from thrift stores and then donate them back to the same store.
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Old 08-07-2021, 07:03 AM
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My mother and I trade back and forth. I have seen many people sell them for $5 a piece or so on a Facebook yard sale site.
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Old 08-07-2021, 07:04 AM
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A retirement community might love the donation.
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Old 08-07-2021, 07:36 AM
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My DD is an avid puzzler! She also lives in a teeny-tiny apartment, so she doesn't have the room to keep the puzzles she's finished.

She came up with a great idea ---she takes a photo of them and started a digital album. Then she donates them to one of my neighbors.


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Old 08-07-2021, 08:02 AM
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I share them with my friends. Iíll
put a pic on FB and offer it to anyone that wants it for free. They do the same for me. Puzzles can be expensive 😁
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Old 08-07-2021, 09:03 AM
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I also take a photo of them when I finish and then put them in a rummage sale. Even though they cost quite a bit no one wants to pay more than a dollar for them.


Where my friend lives people donate them to the library so others can check them out.
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Old 08-07-2021, 09:06 AM
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Do you have something like a Freecycle or Buy Nothing group in your area? I have also seen puzzles in Little Libraries.
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Old 08-07-2021, 10:33 AM
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My DD found a puzzle swap group in her area!
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Old 08-07-2021, 11:07 AM
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Puzzle Swap Group
If you can find one to join, join. If not, if any friends or colleagues are into puzzling, try starting one. Some have rules. The main rule in my husbandís group is to pass on only complete puzzles ó no missing pieces. Each person marks their initials on the bottom of the box, so if you get your own puzzle back, you take it out of rotation.

Nursing home
Some here take puzzles. Some are used by residents, and some end up on the flea market table at their fall bazaar.


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Old 08-07-2021, 12:42 PM
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The residents at my dadís independent and later assisted living facility love puzzles. They are always working on some. Iím sure they would appreciate the donation and you would know that they would get a lot of use.
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Old 08-07-2021, 01:41 PM
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I glue them together. And then I hang them on my basement walls and it's made my basement a cheery place when it was a normally dingy gray area.
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I resell them
Old 08-07-2021, 01:56 PM
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Last year when there were literally no puzzles available in the stores, I sold all the ones I had completed. I sold them on FB Marketplace and people went crazy! They were all gone in one day. I sold them for $5 each, or 5 for $20. Now that they are in the stores again, I don't know if they will sell as well. In the past I have donated them to nursing homes, but I doubt they want them right now. I have about 40 right now that I am going to try to sell, but if they don't, they will go to Goodwill.
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Old 08-07-2021, 03:23 PM
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There are a few I have that were fun/challenging that I kept. Otherwise I try first to give them to friends, then I donate them to my favorite thrift store.
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Old 08-07-2021, 03:38 PM
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Donate them to your local library. Our little town library has this setup & it's very successful.
I haven't been into the library since COVID so they might not be doing this now.
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