I went to my first live auction last night. Let me say that the experience was totally off the charts and I can’t wait to go to another one. I went there intending to bid of dining room furniture and ended up buying three boxes of silverware. I came close to buying a dining room set at a dirt bottom price, but I decided to pass because while it was nice, it just didn’t think it would go well with the rest of my mostly Queen Anne style furniture. So can’t wait to go back in two weeks for the next auction. Maybe I’ll have better luck then with finding a suitable dinning room table. Heck, even it I don’t still thinking it will be fun. Based on research I’ve done so far, should I decide to sell the stuff I bought at auction on Ebay, I’d make at a minimum 5X of what I paid. Oh yeah!!
Speaking of Ebay, I got this great deal on a china cabinet via Ebay. Now the seller doesn’t want to part with the merchandise because they were foolish enough to start at a low price without putting a reserve price on the item. So now I’m trying to get the matter resolved with Ebay. Goodness. Why don’t people read the fine print; once an auction has ended and there is no reserve bid, it becomes a legally binding contract. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get the item but I’m not too optimistic.