My wife and I moved out of the city a month ago onto a few acres out in the country. Saw an ad for an auction this last week so I went on Sunday to check it out. Turns out it was in a subdivision, not a "country estate" as advertised. I figured maybe a few dozen people, yeah no, more like a few hundred!
I had my eyes on some stuff to bid for but I couldn't believe what people were paying for things! They had 3 of these exact organizers http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hardw...&storeId=10051
less than half full of random drywall screws and nails. I figured I'd go to $50 tops on the lot of them since the contents were useful. $115 they sold for!! I should have left then.
Then out comes an older 40" panasonic flatscreen tv. I had no interest but see ads all day for $500 and less, brand new. It sold for $475! Are these people watching too much tv and think they're big shooters because they're at an auction? 20+ year old Craftsmen belt sander - $45. Plastic shelving like these http://www.homedepot.com/Storage-Org...&storeId=10051
used, dirty, and going for $40. What is wrong with people???
Glad I stuck around though, one of the few things I wanted was an industrial pallet racking for my pole barn, picked it up for $100 and I was ready to go about double that. It was 4 hours into the auction and I think people were short on cash and any desire to disassemble and haul it!