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80 Plus Bidders Today!

80 Plus Bidders Today!
« on: January 07, 2011, 09:58:46 PM »
I made a short four facility run today.  Worst one yet!  80 plus people (by count, not estimate!) show up at the first facility for a grand total of only ONE unit!  Unit was inside and upstairs, and it took a half hour just so everyone could see it, and it was just junk. 

At the second facility, everybody that was at the first one showed up, along with a few more new people.  This facility had three units going up, and all of them were junk.  As an example......3' x 5' unit with three boxes and an old tv.......sold for $250!  Two months ago that would have been a $1......maybe $5 at the most! 

I skipped the rest of the auctions.  A friend of mine went, and he said he should have skipped it too.  You just never know what might be there, I hate to miss any auctions, but I've been kind of sick today and didn't feel like bumping elbows with 80 other bidders out in the rain!

It's not even the competition that I mind.  The thing that sucks about all these people showing up is how long it takes just for a simple auction.  Something that should have been done in 20 minutes drags out for an hour and a half!

Re: 80 Plus Bidders Today!
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2011, 11:21:26 PM »
The tragic thing is that people show up and have no intention of bidding. Just take up space and make it more messy.

LOL i guess the guy who ended up with trash for over $250 will be kicking him self to death. And it was most likely a newbie.

Re: 80 Plus Bidders Today!
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2011, 02:40:32 PM »
teacher, what city was the auction in?

Re: 80 Plus Bidders Today!
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2011, 03:17:28 PM »
It was up in the Seattle area, little City of Mill Creek.

Re: 80 Plus Bidders Today!
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2011, 03:30:32 PM »
The only good thing about that is that the newbie who got junk at 250 may get discouraged and not come back! Also those that didn't bid and were just lookie loos may figure that this isn't worth doing and give it upo after following the TV hype.........We can only hope.

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