Let me ask you a question.....if given the choice would you rather go to an auction or a yard sale?
I'm asking because a friend of mine asked me to go to an auction. I have never been but, I'm not
sure I want to go. I'll explain....from what I know of auctions, an item is presented and anyone
who is interested in obtaining it, bids on it. And if there are several people who want the same
item, the bids keep going until one by one they have reached their limit as to what they will pay
and the one who is willing to pay the highest price wins! Or something like that.
And here is why I'm not sure I want to go. There is a reason I like to shop in thrift stores, at
flea markets and garage sales. I see an item I like, I grab it and purchase it! Simple! (I like things simple....) I'm happy,
I have the item I want. There is no one else
who is going to say "I'll pay $1 more than she is willing to" and so on and so on. Then there is the
wonderful camaraderie at garage sales with the hostess having the sale and other fellow "salers".
I have gotten some of my best ideas from others at garage sales simply because my curiosity of
why they chose a particular item and asking them what they plan on doing with it. I find that with vintage items,
sometimes you get a great story, a little history about the piece from the seller making
your purchase more exciting (especially if it's a good story of how, why and when the original owner acquired it)
My friend assures me that auctions are fun, exciting and you can get some really great things at
a fantastic price. I'm still not sold on auctions.....I can't get past the idea that someone could
an item from me, one that I have already fell in love with, know the perfect spot to put it in my
home and know I wouldn't be able to live without it, because they have more money, are
competitive or they are willing to pay
more......(oh the anxiety of it all...I need some chocolate!)
So dear blogging friends, I need your words of wisdom.......what would you rather do, go to Auctions
or Garage Sales???
I'm off to get some chocolate!!! :)