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I have attended auctions for benefit and auctions for personal purchase and the difference beteewn the two is black and white. The auctions that people attend who are looking to buy can be very cut throat. You get ebayers and dealers who are there to further their business and can be quite rude. The benefit auction is a fun and festive time and even when people loose, they still are laughing.
I helped orgainize a benefit auction where a corn broom made by the schools 4th graders sold for $450! The kids grew the corn, dried it and wove the sweep and carved the handle. The auctioneer we used still talks about it 6 years later.
I have wanted to get into auctioneering for sometime now and even volunteered to work events, but I still can't seem to get anywhere. Any suggestions? Thanks!
posted 2 years, 6 months ago
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