Here we are again auction number 2 this time were at Black fish auctions. We have about 200 lots of various items lots of military items. A few lots were looking at lets hope we get lucky and dont have to pay too much for the lots. An interesting lot is a bronze plaque could be a real sleeper. Its a very masculine auction so not many ladies here to night. Always worth coming as you never know what could be hiding in a box of odds or what has been entered with no reserve. Steve the autioneer moves along quickly and makes what could be a long night for us ladies shorter. A very nice provincial auction thats been running for about 2 years. Lots of local trade buyers here. These evening auctions are a social event as well as opportunities to buy new stock.
New friendships are made as you find the same people come to the auction every time. We have a nice circuit forming in our area now. Dealers are finding it more and more difficult to buy from the big auction houses. The cos...
Where do you start. What makes a good fair for me may not be a good fair for you.
As a dealer I want certain things such as affordable rents a table that actually holds stock that's not too small. Is the right size. I want to be able to get behind my stall not be squashed and sitting on my neighbours lap. I would like electricity run to my stall if provided and not have to be charged extra for the privilege. I want all flat unloading no stairs no dodgy ramps. Or a lift only big enough for one that you can't get your trolley into. Yes all these things have happened. I have seen it all suffered the dancing fools jiving and bunny hopping around the fair. Lovely but not what I need in order to sell my stock. 30 plus years of trading has definitely been interesting I have seen organisers come and go. The good ones rise to the top and stay organising for many years the one hit wonders are soon gone.