If you saw my stockpile you would S$&@! I have old GE motor / 2 speed clutch assemblys, 3 fluid drives from speed queens, Old GE, Maytag, and speed queen Tranny's, Washer tubs, about 13 agitators from old machines. + a bunch of other old stuff. I just keep it. When I get a call that I need one of those parts, it's like Xmas. Pure profit. For example, I got a call on a 30 year old wascomat, needed a drain valve. I checked, and had one in my garage. It now costs 365 dollars, I think I paid about 50 or 60 for it 10 years ago. That is pure profit. Mind you, it does take up alot of space in my warehouse (garage) and causes the wife to bitch alot, but I tell her that is money sitting there the same as sitting in bank.
Now, i probably should ditch the fluid drives and the belt drive whirlpool tranny and superstructure I have (can't see ever using those) but I can't . I guess I'm somewhat of a hoarder in that respect.
One other thing I have somewhere, Remember the old Glo-Coils you would use on Hamilton dryers. I have several of those. I even found some old Water valve repair kits in the days of brass valves and you could just rebuild them. I just keep that stuff for sentimental reasons. Oh, in case any of you remember, I still have the old tools to work on the frigidare (General Motors owned) pump action washers. That was a terrible machine to work on if any of you guys remember. I worked on a ton of those in mid 70's when they were still around. Like I said, I just can't force myself to throw that stuff away.