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Auctioneers and the established long time buyers

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Auctioneers and the established long time buyers
« on: September 21, 2011, 05:25:21 PM »
Seen this more then I care to see at certain auctions.

Auctioneer today was auctioning off a unit at a new location after coming from a previous location.  Bidding continues with a regular and someone I have never seen before and regular is about to win the unit.  Then another long time buyer(His name is Bill and he buys everything, literally) shows up, Auctioneer stops in the auction and lets him get his on personal f'ing look, digest on it, then bid.  What do you know Bill buys it.

I have also seen Auctioneers wait for all her regulars to arrive.  This ***** takes forever and her waiting for all her regulars are a royal pain in the ass.  If someone isn't there at the advertised auction time tough ****, my time is worth just as much as Mr. or Mrs. Long Time Regulars time.  Maybe they will learn to get to the auctions on time or not stop for that cup of coffee and doughnuts between facilities.

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Re: Auctioneers and the established long time buyers
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2011, 05:32:49 PM »
its all cash to the auctioneer.  If they wait an extra 2 minutes to get an extra 200-500 dollars in bidding, thats a pretty nice commission.  To the auction buyer, it kinda sucks.

This seems to happen more with actual autioneers, the facility managers generally just want to get it done.

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Re: Auctioneers and the established long time buyers
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2011, 05:47:10 PM »
its all cash to the auctioneer.  If they wait an extra 2 minutes to get an extra 200-500 dollars in bidding, thats a pretty nice commission.  To the auction buyer, it kinda sucks.

This seems to happen more with actual autioneers, the facility managers generally just want to get it done.

These auctions have had enough shill bidding to outweigh auctioneers waiting for the regulars.


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