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geofflove
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Auction searches

Postby geofflove » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:50 pm

So, as a relative newbie I don’t know if this is a sensitive subject or not but....

Generally which are the best sites/apps which allow you to search/set alerts for auctions for up and coming sales? I’ve come across thesaleroom.com and barnebys but don’t know if these are best or if there are others? Obviously things have been quiet with lockdown but I would like to get involved in a few auctions having never been for many years.

Thanks

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brigham
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Re: Auction searches

Postby brigham » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:41 am

The CALENDAR section on here would be a good starting place.
I went to my first slot-machine auction earlier this week. If you are more familiar with used-car auctions, you might need to take a little light reading with you to pass the time.
Tolstoy, for instance.

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Re: Auction searches

Postby moonriver » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:41 am

At least you went home with something !THUMBS! The auctioneer was very slow, normally whiz through at 100 lots per hour, not 50.

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Re: Auction searches

Postby geofflove » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:39 pm

Hi brigham.

Yes I think that was the auction in Gateshead? I’m in Newcastle! I was thinking of going but everything on offer was a bit on the large size for me to find a space for!

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Re: Auction searches

Postby treefrog » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:02 pm

geofflove wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:50 pm
I’ve come across thesaleroom.com and barnebys but don’t know if these are best or if there are others?
Of course people like to think they are the only ones who know other sites where they exist and may not want to share. Barnebys I thought picked up from multiple sources, but seems to be pretty useless of late...

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Re: Auction searches

Postby geofflove » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:35 pm

Yes, that’s what I wondered.....

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Re: Auction searches

Postby pennymachines » Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:17 pm

A few years ago I discovered a novel crowdsourced app which collects data from all the little village hall sales around the country. Members send catalogue details (and occasionally photos) from their phones and the app compiles it all into a searchable database. Because they're not listed by the saleroom.com etc., you can get some fantastic bargains. Ninety percent of my purchases are made this way.

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Re: Auction searches

Postby john t peterson » Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:48 pm

Nursey,

When Mr PennyMachines takes his nap this afternoon, would you please pinch his iPhone for a few minutes? We just want to take a look at his apps.

Thank you.

J Peterson
Auction hound, USA

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Re: Auction searches

Postby aristomatic » Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:56 pm

notonthesaleroom.com..

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Re: Auction searches

Postby geofflove » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:07 pm

That’s sounds fascinating pennymachines. Is it still operational?


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