Why do you "Win" an auction?

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  1. Lt. Donn

    Lt. Donn PSO Survivor. currently in NW Georgia

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    And share the brand name if you don't mind
     
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    Auctions smell like victory. Except for livestock auctions, they just smell like livestock.
     
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    G30SF/F-250 Pinky Out Platinum Member

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    I like that smell sometimes.
     
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    The_Dan The underscore is silent

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    the Manheim auto auction in South Dallas smells like weed usually...
     
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    I like that smell sometimes.
     
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    You paid the price you picked for an item. Sounds like a win to me.
     
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    Weird thing to be upset about. Do your thing, I guess.
     
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  9. Terry G

    Terry G

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    I've always has 'satiable curiosity.
     
  10. larry_minn

    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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    True. Except often old garden tools are better then new China made ones. Growing up using hoe my grandparents used. Bought a new one. Two seasons it was junk.
     
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  11. Haldor

    Haldor Formerly retired EE.

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    Got to be tactical about it.

    Best deal I ever got on a vehicle was at an auction.

    6 year old F150 in perfect condition. Local government owned with full maintenance records. 45K miles on it, still had the original tires on it.

    Won the bid at $10.5k. This was at an outdoor auction, in Phoenix, in August. I was bidding against two buyers from local dealers, I made it clear to them I was buying that truck (agressive bids, no delays on counter bids). The last one bowed out at $10k and yes, I won that bid.

    2 months later that truck would have brought $13, $14k easily.
     
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  12. Flying-Dutchman

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    It is winning as you are competing against someone else. It may not make sense but it goes back to the mindset of 2 year olds or even dogs.

    Take two kids each with a toy and the one wants what the other has.
     
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    Why do you take a s***?

    At 50, I've been going myself now for almost 5 years and never had the urge to take anything
     
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    I just looked at a 7 year old F150 with 150,000 on it at a dealer for $24k. You would get way more than $13k
     
  15. Lt. Donn

    Lt. Donn PSO Survivor. currently in NW Georgia

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    Thanks for the info...and you were not kidding...I looked it up...quite pricey...let us all know if the taste matches the price...
     
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    Paying more than the pool of people at an auction doesn't mean you overpaid. You may have, but it's not a given.
     
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    Will do. I'm glad you get it. I'd bet to a person that isn't good with winning an auction that the idea of being happy to win the right to by something at retail is unbelievable.
     
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    Because it is more efficient than saying "you had the highest bid when time ran out".
     
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    Because the other bidders lost. And the seller wants people to see it as a competition.
     
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    It sounds better than “I spent too much, and the wife doesn’t know”
     
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