April 10, 2019

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...

March 24, 2019

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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.  

As a buyer what...