As you know, I don't go to auctions very much. I'm much more of a yard sale kind of a girl, but there's a local biweekly auction that doesn't intimidate the bejeezus out of me, so once in a while I hit that. Usually only in the dead of winter, when there haven't been any yardsales, and I am desperate for a fix.
It doesn't help that the things I bid on have always gotten a big laugh from the auctioneer. He has come right out and mocked me for raising my bid card. Good thing I enjoy his puns and can laugh right back with him.
But who's got the last laugh now, Mr. Funny Man? Here's a sampling of some recent auction purchases, and their resale value:
This cute little guy, purchased: $5. Sold for $50, plus shipping via ebay. In a week.
Broken violin, purchased: $2; sold $35 plus shipping via Etsy.
Tin coffee grinder, purchased: $5; sold $32 plus shipping via Etsy. This one took a while to sell, but at 20 cents for 4 months, well worth the wait.
Baby scale (image pulled from internet; mine was like this one), purchased: $2; sold $80 to photographer as prop via Clover Market.
Giant mirror, purchased: $2; sold locally $40.
Antique christening gown, purchased: $2; sold $30 via ebay.