I remember I was invited to go to an auction with neighbors several years ago, I believe in the 80s. It was my first time. I had such a ball! Listening to the auctioneer and the bidders I got all caught up in it. Luckily, my neighbors drove a van because I bought more than they did. We joked about it all the way home. The experience got me hooked on auctions. It took me awhile to learn the ropes and yes I did make a boo boo once but I sold the item on Ebay and made more than I paid for it. I really loved the box lots. That's where the winning bidder gets first choice of boxed items at the cost of the winning bid - each. The bids would go high at first and then lower as the boxes dwindle. I won a lot of yard tools for $1 and my mom was with me and asked, What are you going to do with all those tools? All the men present turned around waiting for my answer which was "I dunno.".