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Have you ever attended an auction?

Did you buy anything, or even bid?

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Oh, indeed YES!
I used to go every week when I was a real collector - went to the weekly local auctions as well as a great monthly antique one.
We bought almost our whole house full of antiques -got some FABULOUS bargain which I to this day, regret leaving behind when my partner of 18 years took off with my best girlfriend!
I left those that he liked which was most of them and he had the nerve to ask the solicitor to send a letter requesting the two that I kept!
Back to auctions - yes, I used to collect salt and pepper shakers, old books etc etc and went all the time.
I have therefore bid many times but used to get carried away and pay too much if I wanted something and someone else did also! It used to make me angry so I would go on bidding!

Love auctions but havent been now for about 10 years.
by Finy
I went to one. Our local market used to hold an auction towards the end of the day. I auctioned off all my baby equipment like prams, change tables, porta cots etc. It was exciting to see such a feverish bidding for my things, and I made a few hundred dollars that I otherwise would not have had. I have never been to a house auction.
I have never been to one. I have seen them being advertised in the local paper mostly for cars. Im not into antiques and such but I would participate even once just to say that I did it.
I have never been to an auction
by AJ
Yes! I have been to a few car auctions and also disposal type auctions. Didn't buy any cars but I did end up with a few useful things and also two wooden ducks which I love. Quite large - $15. Nice.
by Rice
Nope, no interest, or requirement.
I have been to a few auctions,though none recently,unless we class ebay as an auction!! My very first auction was when I was 18, living in Melbourne,and just starting to collect items of interest! I saved up a whole month before attending and was very careful to know what my limit was going to be!!! THIS is the secret,I believe...not getting carried away!! I won the item I was after, at what was then a HUGE amount of cash for me,having only just begun my apprenticeship and earning a real pittance!
But OH!!! How VERY exciting this event was for me,and I still have the gorgeous piece I won and have never regretted spending all that money! When I was older and married,I would attend auctions to get items I needed for the house renovations.Again,I stuck to my limit and won the items I truly wanted most of all.I did miss out on several too,as this was a purpose-specific auction and there were lots of builders there!! All in all,I have enjoyed my few Auction experiences though I have no need to attend them any more. Internet is plenty for me these days!!!
Yes I've been to several auctions and won the items I bid for, including my queen size ensemble, art work and objects of art. The only part I don't like is having to pay the high buyer's premium.
I have never been to one. But it does sound like an interesting experience.
I bought a computer desk.
It was over 50% cheaper than a new desk.
I have yet to go to an auction in person, but over the past year I've purchased almost 2000 items via online auctions.
Buying a house has been the only time I've been tempted to take part in an auction.

Unfortunately I found it too intimidating and impractical so I wasn't able to consider buying any of the places being sold by auction.

You have to shell out for building and pest inspections before the auction, for a property you may well not buy.

You have to be very sure about what the property is worth, in case there's a lot of competition at the auction and some of the bidders get carried away.
And you don't have the opportunity to negotiate on other terms like the settlement period, what you want included or excluded with the house, etc.

So buying a property at auction is not for me.
I have been to many.

I have bought from a fair few, and also on line bidding.

It's a great deal of fun.......until your Outbid, and have to go home without that very much wanted treasure. :(

Yes, I have attended a couple of auctions that a b/I/l was having. He owned a pawn shop on the north coast of NSW, so we'd go & watch. (The auctions were held in Sydney) We only went because he was going to be there, & we hadn't seen him for a while.
by Miro
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