I'll start off by saying I totally understand selling gear to pay for a medical or family emergency etc but this discussion is not about that situation. I've accumulated a pretty respectable gear collection over 15 years but I also have about $25k in remaining student loan debt I've been paying on for almost 10 years as well. The loan payoff process is slow and a burden due to the what-seems-like perpetual payment I make. I couldn't pay off the whole loan with the sale of all my gear but I could put a real fat dent in it and lately I've been thinking about it. However, the thought of parting with most or all of my gear is kind of scary as well Has anybody ever sold most or all of their gear to pay off non-emergency loans or debt: auto, home, student, credit card etc. Was it worth it in the long run and how did it feel? Discuss please.