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screaminghollow    Posted 09-14-2003 at 03:34:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
wnet to an auction in the rain yesterday. miserable muddy conditions and the attendants all looked like drown rats. The folks whose stuff was being sold just lined up boxes of stuff without sorting through it. Because of the weather, the autioneers started lumping boxes together aso witout looking through them. My wife wanted a little feed trough on top of the pile for her goats so I paid a dollar for the entire pile. When my kids got done sorting through the stuff, there was a box near the bottom with three or four brand new, unused, Circle Y show halters and three or four lightly used show halters, complete with matching leads. I wanted an electric fencer on another pile and paid $3.00. In a box in that pile was five or six never opened Ertl and Winross trucks, an unused set of knives, and an unopened box with Chevy factory manuals for 1993 Chevy C and K trucks. I also got about forty pounds of brand new nuts and bolts and machine set screws. Another odd thing was a brand new car stereo in the box, 8-trak and FM... I also paid a $1 for everything in a cabinet in the barn because I spied a couple of items I could use. In the back was an dirty but working Oster Clip Master with a case. I can't help but think the estate's heirs would have gotten much better prices had someone gone through the stuff before. By the time it was over, I had a pick up truck full for about $12.00, and I didn't take any of the junk I couldn't use.

Jimbob    Posted 09-14-2003 at 06:40:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have gotten many deals at farm auctions. Best was a new in box all brass $260 fan/light for $1. It was an old box over the new box & they discribed it as a light fixture. I was the only person who bid it.

Other great deal was enough new roof trusses to build a 30 x 30 pole barn. I paid $30 for them.

Okie-Dokie    Posted 09-14-2003 at 05:39:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I absolutely love going to farm sales. I always meet the best people at them. I am the guy that is way too hesitant to bid, fearing I am paying too much and wind up letting some real bargans get away. I do wish they would auction off all the farm stuff first so I wouldn't have to wait thru all the misc. household articles till the hold day was gone.

Redneck    Posted 09-14-2003 at 05:03:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Folks have went auction crazy around here.Pay more than the stuff cost new.If there is no minimum bid and it is a absolute auction,I will bid what I want to.The price may be a $100 for an item that is worth $200.They want to raise the bid $50 at a time.When no one will bid and they just keep on trying,and someone says $101,they go crazy!Usually though,some fool will say $400.I have quit going for now.

Good one Skippy!    Posted 09-14-2003 at 04:23:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I love auctions like that and used to make some good money selling the leftovers on eBay...


Hey Salmoneye.......Jimbo    Posted 09-14-2003 at 06:42:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I still sell on eBay. Easy to make $1K per month or enough to float my farm.

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