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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I'm off to work another auction tomorrow! One of my
girlfriends is married to an auctioneer and I clerk at the
auctions occassionally. It makes for quite an interesting
day. It's fun to see all the items for bid...antiques,
cars, guns and furniture. People watching is fun. :)
And it's always interesting to see how high
the bidding goes! My responsibilities are to
register the bidders by scanning their drivers license
into the computer, giving them a bidder's paddle and
number, and then checking them out....taking their
money, running credit cards, stamping checks
and counting cash....lots of cash!
It will be a nice change from the wallpaper
stripping I've been doing the last few days!

29 comments:

  1. nice. have fun. my thoughts immediately went to that country song....

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  2. The Auctioneer. Leroy Van Dyke.

    35 dollar 40 now 40 dollar 40 dollar ♪♪♪

    Every time I work one, I'm still amazed that they can talk like that! ha.

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  3. I love auctions. I would have a hard time working because I would be too busy looking at all the goodies!

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  4. What an interesting and fun time...

    We have a friend who is an Auctioneer for cattle... I love to hear him call.

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  5. I know two girls that would love to help strip that wall-paper! And they fair well at painting :)

    Your auction reminded me; my junk-shoppe dealer has in over 500 "new" books from his last paper auction (joy!)

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  6. Subby ~ I'd love to have 2 girls help me! But warn them that we'll be surrounded by men! ha.

    Would love to look through 500 books! :)

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  7. They'd not mind so much ( and they painted better than some of the men~HA! )

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  8. Subs ~ ok...send them down...or, er...over! :)

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  9. Sounds fun! Can you bid if you see something you must have?

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  10. Betsy, well...I emailed them, heh...g'night :)

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  11. Cat ~ yes, they said I could bid on something if I wanted but I haven't yet.

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  12. I hate removing wallpaper. Get all the help you can.
    I'd do anything to get out of it.
    Now, helping with an auction should be fun!
    "Do I hear 40 dollars?" SOLD!

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  13. Sounds like a fun day. We bought a car at an auction once. It was very exciting.

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  14. I'll give ya two dollars for this here post.

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  15. I thnk you are right about that! A very fun change, I would love to be there! :D

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  16. It sounds very interesting! I've only ever been to one auction before & it really was an eye-opening experience. We bought our bed there... it was brand new seconds.. imperfect stitching on mattress but everything else was spot on. It was worth $2500 dollars new & we paid $450 for it!!
    Have fun Betsy!!

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  17. "It will be a nice change from the wallpaper stripping I've been doing the last few days!"

    You're not the first stripper I've ever known, but you're definitely one of the cutest! ;-)

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  18. What a fascinating job. The things you must see! I have only gone to one auction and I went wild and bid--and won--an falling-apart white wicker rocking chair. I loved that chair but it leaned to the left--I always pictured an old gentleman with a stiff leg sitting on the porch in it--we finally had to throw it away but I always loved the experience and excitement of bidding and winning.

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  19. Wow. That should be a lot of fun to do. I had been to an auction once. Its funny how people keep bidding for items even though they seem so worthless.
    Smiles:)

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  20. I have never been to an auction, but I sure would love to attend one.;) Have fun,
    xoxo

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  21. If any little postcards or CDV's come up, put a bid in for me Betsy.

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  22. Sounds like a fun change!!!

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  23. OH HOW I LOVE an auction! And, it DOES make for great people watching cause people from ALL walks of life come!

    Have fun!

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  24. That sounds like marvelous fun! I hope you enjoyed yourself!

    Jen

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  25. Matty! LOL! Sold, for sure!

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  26. Alan ~ I didn't see any this time, but I'll certainly keep an eye out for you! :)

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  27. Can't wait to see where you've been stripping wallpaper.

    I can never understand the auctioneers.

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  28. you are always wonderfully busy in the best of ways.

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  29. That sounds like a fun job. I'd love it. Do you bring home many treasures yourself?

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