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The auction/ sofa report. Part II.

Last week was the first time in my blog’s history that I did not write a post that was WAY longer than anyone wanted to read. I even managed to leave out what I paid for the sofa I bought at my first auction– $200.

That was exactly my top bid. (Actually, a little over once you factor in 10% buyer’s premium and tax.) The other guy stopped bidding, so I cannot say for sure if I would have stuck to my price or if I would have merrily plowed past it.

I started writing up some thoughts on auction-prices in general, and how they compare to Craigslist. But then I decided that I should probably go to more than one auction before proclaiming myself accredited.

Fortunately, this should take NO TIME AT ALL, seeing as how I plan to do nothing else.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

A short video of my first auction experience.

Last month killed me… I am actually writing from beyond the grave.
(Such is my commitment to you.)

I might not even be here today, if it were not for the fact that I went to my first auction, (apparently even in death, I cannot pass up the possibility of a good find) and I wanted to submit a brief report.

Brief report:
Auctions are an endurance sport of having your nerves shredded.

A short video of my first auction experience, and the antique Victorian sofa I won!

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

I bet you thought I was kidding about DIY-mining my own marble countertops.

Paul was away for work early in spring. This doesn’t happen very often, but when it does I worry about two things:
1. previously-discussed proliferation of ax murderers outside the house.
2. that something really good will show up on Craigslist and my retrieval team will be unavailable.

Which is exactly what happened.

Planning our DIY kitchen remodel – these antique marble slabs will make gorgeous countertops!

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.