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Auction bug
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bruce    Posted 03-22-2004 at 05:21:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have known for some time that I had a problem, just did not know how bad it was. This past week may have clarified my thinking on the subject. 3-14 I attended an auction at one of the local farm auctions. To clarify, I like to play with junk to help make a living, when I am not trying to work as a carpenter. I arrived early, to view and visit as is my custom. At this particular sale, there was an extra large amount of stuff. Now if you haven't guessed by now, I spent way too much money on way too many things. I have had to take time every day for the last week to haul STUFF home and the auctioneer knows me well enough to sell me junk even when I am not there. My place is almost full so now I have to literally build a spot to set the last item I bought on sunday. A fine example of someones junque scragg mill. They tried to tell me that it was ready to work, but they forgot to tell me how much was involved in actualy geting it home, set up, and in operation.

Alias    Posted 03-22-2004 at 07:52:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bruce, it's good to know there are others like myself. A few years ago I was so involved with Auctions, I rented an extra building just to warehouse my stuff. At that time, I attended a good many military auctions. The big problem with that was, in order to get the item I wanted, I had to take many pallets laden with things I didn't. The result was, I kept accumulating junk until I had no room left. Finally, I decided to stop paying rent on the building and gave the stuff to a junk man for hauling it away.

However, you have an out. I'm hearing now that scrap steel is at an all time high of 30 cent per pound. Moreover, you have Ebay. Which is something that was available but not as much used. So look into that and who knows, you might become the next Junk king........gfp

deadcarp    Posted 03-22-2004 at 07:39:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
you got it all wrong - you're supposed to dispose of any extra stuff, keep an empty house and spend $15 on gas every time you fix anything. Good grief, if everybody hoarded stuff, there wouldn't be any dollar boxes at auctions! :)

Willy-N    Posted 03-22-2004 at 06:42:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
I do the same thing except I sell what I bring home befor I get more. Nice way to fill in on the buget to do my projects with. Mark H.

Never call it...    Posted 03-22-2004 at 05:54:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
JUNK...It is all merely "collectables" for which there is a purpose for all of it!! Goes right along with all the other EQUIPMENT which we men purchase....all to enhance the quality of life for the wife and family dontcha see.... :^)

Clipper: who is now leasing land for storage of collectables and antiques.... :^)

question    Posted 03-22-2004 at 05:37:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
you say you buy junk to help make a living. you also say you have it all there now. my question is how do you make any money if you keep it
bob( who does the same and has a yard& sheds full)ny

jeanette    Posted 03-22-2004 at 07:00:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
my cousin is really bad for collecting if you need anything for anything he has it or knows where to find it.

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