Auction Saturday

There was an auction on Saturday.  Actually there were several auctions in our area.  Hubby had his sights on going to one of them but he had to work…so, he sent me.  I’ll be honest.  I am not caught up on all the things I wish I had done.  Not even close.  But, being the loving wife I am, I decided I would go for him.

It was the biggest, wildest auction I have EVER-EVER been to.  The auctioneers that held the auction are known for their speed but this day, they set speed records….and the people, there were MANY.  Typically around here if an auction puts out 250 bidding numbers, that’s really good…this one had well over 400.  There were two auction rings for the first 4 1/2 hours of the auction.  I don’t know what happened after that as I went home.  I was pooped.

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Auction ring one….
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Auction ring two….

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Sadly there were a lot of things that I wish I could have been able to bid on but I was either at one ring or the other when things sold.  It would have been great if Hubby could have watched one ring and me the other.

I was a little frustrated.  I went with the intention to buy cheap and resell the items.  When they got to the hay rack that had the things I wanted, they went in to power overdrive and sold even faster.  For a person who re-sells like we are doing, I had to calculate the price I thought I could sell it for, subtract the profit margin and figure out what I should pay for it.  They were lumping three and four boxes of things together.  I had it calculated before things were to sell but then when they lumped boxes together it was almost overwhelming and I go to auctions regularly and completely understand the auctioning process!!  It was CRAZY!!  In hindsight, there are several things I wish I had bought…but oh well.  That’s the nature of the game.

There was SO MUCH STUFF at this auction….I am not stretching at all when I say I think there were nine vacuum cleaners, 6 power washers, 10 space heaters..there were multiples of multiples of multiples.

Anyway…I came home with enough stuff to fill the Suburban.  I spent $94 total.  Here’s a peek.  
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That trunk I wasn’t dying to buy but they couldn’t get bidders.  I got it for $7.50.

Lots of odds and ends here…mostly tool boxes.

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This I think is my find of the day.  Hubby is going to refinish the top.  It shouldn’t take much work at all.  It is SUPER heavy and sturdy.

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The vintage farmhouse look is in and I think this would go well with it….The metal mixed with the wood is the thing I guess.  So once it’s finished, what price would you suggest we try to sell it for?  I am so bad at pricing.  Any suggestions you have sure would be appreciated.

Hubby came at the end of the auction.  He helped me load up.  I was mentally tired after the whole auction.  Too much stuff…too many people and the auctioneers were WAY to FAST.  That should have been a two day auction.  But I did get a few finds.