I never did this before

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by DS, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I went to an auction.
    All kinds of brand new stuff.
    I almost bought an RC helicopter for $75
    it was fun just watching.
    Next week we might rent a plane and a pilot for an hour.
  2. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Where was the auction?
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Duh, Canada!

  4. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Correction. Canaduh
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I enjoy watching "Storage Wars" and would like to go to a storage locker auction someday.
  6. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    That's what she said!
  7. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    That's what they all say, and yet how did she get so good at it?
  8. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    Auctions do look like fun. I always wanted to go to one, just never got around to it. I need some new gates and feeders for the farm. I really need to go to a farm auction/estate sale, best place to get good deal on that stuff.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Unfortunately, with the drought, the deals are even better this year.
  10. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I've been to several auctions and people tend to get swept up in the action and end up paying more for an item they probably could have found at a garage sale for pennies on the dollar.

    I looked before the auction...had my eye on a Stiffel lamp......was a minimum of 50 years old. I had my mind set...no more than $100 and it got bid up to $220. I can buy a new Stiffel traditional table lamp for less that that.
  11. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    So then...are you saying you got "Stiffeled"?
  12. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Yes, I am.
  13. evilleace

    evilleace Member

    I enjoy going to auctions but you have to make sure you check out the merchandise before you bid so get there early, you can get good deals on tools and antiques plus the old stuff is made way better than the new stuff. Upstate there is a storage auction in my town later this month I plan on going just to see how those really work and what kind of merchandise they have.