Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Went to Lamar Todd's Auction

    So guys the other day I went to this great auction here in Memphis. Its run by an awesome dude named Lamar Todd. He has been in the business of antiques for decades. I got to talking to him the other night about how this business is and he told one of the most important things you will ever learn. There are NO friends at an auction. I was laughing when he told me that but its true. He said you wouldn't believe how many people's friendships get hurt over a bid on a $10 item. I was amazed to say the least. The whole time he was throwing out witty remarks like "We encourage volume buying you know?" and squirting water guns at un-ruley buyers all in good fun. I had the chance to bid on a few items but I only won 1 item. It was a boys scout uniform with all the patches and buttons and complete. I paid $10 for it and I'm hoping to get around $30 for it on Ebay. Lamar also taught me another thing. He said don't expect to make a million of one thing. but to make a million off a lot of things. Which basically means don't get greedy. As long as you come out on top your doing great. ^_^ It was pretty fun but when it was over I had to wait in line to pay like 6 people in front of me. I was like man this is going to take forever. But surprisingly the line went quick, then I had the chance to met Mrs. Helen Todd, Lamar's wife. She was so nice and pleasant about me being there and bidding and having a good time. She had me all paid up in no time at all. Usually at other auctions around town they take forever to add you up, but not here. ^_^ Oh and this was the first auction I have been to that had a Cafe in the back serving hot food and cold drinks. All around I give Todd s Auction in Memphis a A++ It was awesome and I will defiantly be coming back seeing as how they have an auction every Monday Thursday and Saturday night.  ^_^

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