Yup, I was the 40-year-old virgin. But that all changed yesterday when I attended my first live auction!
I have heard about all the great deals to be had at these auctions, so off I went. Fortunately, my brother-in-law is an avid junk seeker and a regular at the auctions. He was nice enough to hold my hand.
When we arrived (an hour early to preview), we started with the dumpster. Yes, I have hit another milestone in my thrifting obsession when I dug through the dumpster. It paid off, when I pulled 3 frames.
Then we previewed the “outdoor” items. Mainly large tools and machine items. Since it was 6 degrees, we quickly moved inside.
This large space had tables after tables filled with boxes. Now I was to go through these boxes and decide what I could not live without. I then found the furniture items I was after. I made some notes, registered for a bid number and took my spot. My bro-in-law went outside to bid on some items (for me) and left me flying solo (YIKES).
Let the Auction begin:
The auctioneer spoke so fast, I was afraid. I was afraid I would buy some wacky stuff for a $1,000. So I stood back and took it all in. It was crazy. Then I spotted something I wanted. Bro-in-law was back by my side at this point and started raising MY bid number for me.
After 3 hours, I was just nodding my head and bidding on boxes of
crap stuff. Just for the fun of it!
Here is the result of my day:
A few shots with the car unloaded:
I am no longer a virgin in this new world. I am hooked!
It was a fun day and a great experience. Any takers to join me on my next trip?
Note: I was not planning on taking pictures, so excuse the rough shots!
Have a great Monday!