Sunday, 14 September 2014

Put your hand up if you go a little nuts at an auction.




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 LotDescriptionAuction Date & TimeBidding
2393 Outdoor setting, 3pce, round top, white iron frame, inspection recommended (SH)Super Sunday Online Auction (A403)
Sun, 14 Sep at 14:00PM
Your Bid: $30
Current Bid: $66

2269 Lamp table, curved clear glass, inspection recommended (SH) (sold per each)Super Sunday Online Auction (A403)
Sun, 14 Sep at 14:00PM
Your Bid: $10
Current Bid: $37

1117 Wall art, pottery, 'Villa Ambience', qty 3 piece, inspection recommendedAppliances,Electronics,Sporting & Leisure(A403)
Sun, 14 Sep at 14:00PM
Your Bid: $9
Current Bid: $10

1430 Pedestal fan, Omega Altise, 40cm, RRP$75, untested, inspection recommended (7 day return to store warranty)Appliances,Electronics,Sporting & Leisure(A403)
Sun, 14 Sep at 14:00PM
Your Bid: $8
Current Bid: $9

1139 Camping lanterns, LED, sold per each, inspection recommendedAppliances,Electronics,Sporting & Leisure(A403)
Sun, 14 Sep at 14:00PM
Your Bid: $6
Current Bid: $5

1097 Wall art, qty 3 pieces, approx 2 x 40cm x 50cm, 1 x 60cm x 76cm, inspection recommended (SH)Appliances,Electronics,Sporting & Leisure(A403)
Sun, 14 Sep at 14:00PM
Your Bid: $5
Current Bid: $6

1175 Crayon sets, NRMA road safety, box of 48 packs, sold per box, inspection recommendedAppliances,Electronics,Sporting & Leisure(A403)
Sun, 14 Sep at 14:00PM
Your Bid: $5
Current Bid: $5

214 Pedestal fan, 46cm, Omega Altise, 3 speed white colour, untested, inspection recommended (S) (7 day return to store warranty) (sold per each)Home Builders & Renovators Online Auction (A403)
Sun, 14 Sep at 09:00AM
Your Bid: $11
Current Bid: $10

278 Crepe maker, 'Lumina' approx 32cm diameter, non-stick cooking plate, thermostat control, crepe spreader, model AWA430 (inspection recommended)(7 day return to store warranty)Home Builders & Renovators Online Auction (A403)
Sun, 14 Sep at 09:00AM
Your Bid: $11
Current Bid: $11

207 Wine, Sauvignon Blanc JC Le Roux Brut sparkling, 2010 - 187 ml bottles (Sold price per Bottle, must take Qty 24)Inspection recommendedHome Builders & Renovators Online Auction (A403)
Sun, 14 Sep at 09:00AM
Your Bid: $1
Current Bid: $1

I love a bargain. I rather like poking through other people's junk, though there is a time limit to this and the old claustrophobia kicks in if I am in a big shed and there is some shitting maze between me and the door.

We were out and about on Friday looking for plants and other things garden and stumbled across Lloyds Auction House at Cararra. I don't really know what possessed us to go on in, but in we did go. The stuff in this big shed was unbelieveably diverse and some of it more than a little sad when you consider that it had probably been repossessed and now would leap outta there for some silly price, while the previous owners no longer had a washer or a fridge. I wonder if they are allowed to bid to get their stuff back.

Anyway, Steve and I both like an auction. We have bought all sorts of junk and some very cool art work at auctions. I felt the walls coming together not long after we arrived so had to do a bit of a bolt to within leaping distance of the door, and while I stood there ear-wigging I discovered that this auction was all ONLINE. Well that seemed a bit exciting and a good way to while away some time between gardening and waiting for Steve to return after the marathon that was the golf all weekender.

I trolled through the catalogue and picked out a couple of things that took my fancy and set about making some bids.

It's all pretty silly really - Bidding good money on shit you didn't even realise you might have wanted. But every time I had a little win I had a little smile too.

The auction happens live online and if you are a saddo or have a shit knee which needs to be up more than down, you can watch. I was amazed about the utter crap some people chased. Not much money was spent on it but the punters fought valiantly. There was a mad dash for a 6 pack of sticky tape!! the first bid I saw was 4 bucks and there were a number of packs up for grabs. So through a frantic couple of minutes  the price crept up to 9 dollars and the bidders changed according to how many packs they wanted and how much they were prepared to pay. It was edge of your seat stuff!! Well not really. I wondered who all these bidders were. I mean, who could get all worked up about 6 rolls of sticky tape on a Sunday afternoon?

People must be cracking open a beer by now congratulating themselves on their bargains. If you want timber decking for less than a fiver per linear metre this is the place. If you want name brand cookers or fridges or dishers, still in the boxes but without the guarantees, this is your place. If you want Bi-fold doors or tools or a nearly new couch, this could be your wonderland.

Me? I am happy to have bought a crate of mini sav-blanc bubbles, a couple of camping lights for Bell, a crepe maker - don't ask me why, I just bid like a crazy woman when I saw it, and one, though it might be 2, pedestal fans. When we were in Stanthorpe and Crazy Clarks was closing down they were chucking out all their fans for some silly money, and even though Steve said he could do with one, he was too snobby to go in and get one. I told him that he was never allowed to pay more than a tenner for one in the future.  So I am not sure how much this / they were but I think it is probably more than Crazies closing down chuck out prices.

Now I just have to explain all this to Steve when he gets in from the 19th hole, and hope that he has so thoroughly enjoyed himself chasing that little white ball, that the endorphin rush carries him all the way to the collection point tomorrow.