Time to BID! With hands flying high, hot dogs being sold and money dropping out of our pockets, it’s auction time!
This little auction is just a few miles away from our house and it’s a true farm auction. We’ve been to a few over the last year or so but this is our first time bidding and winning! One of the first auctions we went to was an ‘odds and ends’ sale which ended up being a bunch of farm animals – 10 rabbits for 10$? A goat for 25$? A peacock for 65$? Since then, we go to auctions when we can – they are a lot of fun, a bit overwhelming, and mildly frustrating (when everyone wants what you want!).
First, you need to get a good number…310 was taken! 🙁
Next, find items you like and get ready to bid. Also, decide how much you’re willing to spend (and then now much you’re willing to go over that price if you really want it).
Time to Bid
The ‘Cattle Crossing’ sign was a hot item at this auction. It’s an industrial sign and weighs probably 10-12lbs. I wanted it from the very beginning and watched about 15 people look at it, pick it up and ponder. We decided on a top price of 50$…the bidding started and my hand shot up every 5 seconds like I had all the answers in my physics class…before I knew it we were past 50$, but I kept bidding. I got it for a fair price of 65$. Not everything happened this way – some things, like the vintage Tupperware was a dollar, for all of it. The milker was 3$ and looks awesome sitting on the corner of our fireplace – I couldn’t find anything at ikea or home sense for 3$ that would look that good. Well spent.
The tin newspaper is a neat item – it’s from 1974 – see the apartment for rent for 80$ a month? How funny. We cleaned them all off when got home and my favourite part about it is all the prices – prices for cars, for vegetables and for appliances. One day we plan to do a whole wall in the tin newspaper – most likely the guest room. Definitely worth the 4$.
Oh, and the bake sale…gingersnap cookies are always a favourite!
Check out a local auction the next time you get a chance!!
Bid, bid, bid!!