2009-08-31

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We were just passing by this farm auction yesterday. The man in the grey-blue sweatshirt and the cap is doing his best to call in the highest bid for this piece of furniture.

This and car bingo is the ultimate Sunday entertainment in this landscape-:)

Cheers,
Asta

15 comments:

Lucy the Cat said...

I wonder what kind of items besides the piece of furniture they sold at that auction and if they made a lot of money.

Car bingo? I'd like to hear about that some time. I have a tendancy to get bored on car trips quickly.

Aileni said...

All our auctions are on eBay... often tense but without the colour.

Vogon Poet said...

I have never seen a real auction like this. Were they moving or it was a professional sale?

Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. I suppose they were selling out to pay for the roof on those barns. They look like tiles. That would cost more than the property is worth down here where I live. A metal or tin roof that used to be so common around these parts, is the most expensive roof we could put on and would cost about four times the cost of an asphalt shingle roof. But they last 50 years plus. I got the best asphalt available about 10 years ago and it is only good for 30 years.

The roof is what struck me the most when I saw your pictures.

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Asta said...

They make quite a lot of money on this sort of auctions. And they sell everything. Furniture, kitchen stuff, textiles, toys - 2nd hand of course. It's probably more expensive than eBay - but funnier of course. Because you get to meet people.

This is more or less a professional sale. There are professional buyers who buy upp stuff, and then they sell it on this sort of auctions.

Car bingo is a theme coming up, because I was reminded of it yesterday on our way home. We passed the local car bingo area and it was fully booked.....

Abe is right about the roof, because these building are old and need a lot of care. So in order to get into this area a participate in the auction you need to pay a small tribute-:)

Cheers,
Asta

Thom said...

Great photos...I've never heard of car bingo...sounds interesting...and a good way to keep kids occupied? LOL Have a good day :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello dear friend
This sounds great, I would love to be there.I can not imagine a "car bingo"but it looks fun.
Very interesting
Léia

Jacob said...

My goodness, that is a big crowd! Do you know what happened here - why the auction?

James said...

Interesting. I wonder if the guy runing the auction does the fast rambling talk like at some auctions in America. "5, 5 gimme 5 do I hear 5, sold to the man with the big feet for 5" :-)

Henrik said...

Nice pictures.

Maybe I am only causing confusion now. What I believe Asta is referring to as Car Bingo is better described as Drive-in bingo. Only trying to help. From the commnts I felt there was some confusion.

Mo said...

ooh I love autions. What did you buy

JM said...

How interesting! I believe we don't have this kind of auction here... or the car bingo!

Rajesh said...

Very interesting. I have seen this only in movies so far.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Good clean safe fuN! Unlike around ere!

Nice! :-D

Asta said...

I assure you that this guy did all the do I hear 5, do I hear 10. His counting however was a bit odd: Do I hear 100? Anyone 1, 2, 3,4 and so on to 30. And then 'Sold for 1300 to the lady over there'. That's weird-:)

Car bingo is as Henrik describes it a sort of Drive in Bingo. Great fun - like auctions - but more giving. You can win a lot of money if you're lucky-:)

I didn't buy anything on this action. I was a bit angious about photographing the event - because I feared that I might suddenly be the 'happy' owner of something I don't need-:)

Cheers,
Asta

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