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The SALE Season

You know how it is, you always kinda want what the other guy has. Grass is always greener and all that. It’s human nature, I’m sure, but we all look around and quietly keep score, who has more, who’s falling behind, who’s putting on the show. Well, with the dawn of the month of June, some of us will have a chance to even that score a little bit. If the other guy has something you really want, you might just have the opportunity to buy it from him. You might get it cheap, or you might pay through the nose, but by the end of the sale, everybody will know what it was worth on that given day. It will be determined by you, the bidder, the auctioneer with the gavel, and all the rest of the guys in the field with numbers stuck in their caps. And it won’t take long for that price to be set. It’s fun to watch, it’s exciting to participate, and it’s not a game for the timid, because he who hesitates often goes home with an empty trailer. But the treasures are there, if you’re ready. The psychology of the crowd, the rhythm of the auctioneer, the tension on the faces of the buyers and sellers, it’s all part of the lure that brings people to an auction. Some show up intent on buying a certain piece, some are there to sell, and some come just to watch it all happen. It is at once a social event and a business transaction. The bigger the crowd, the greater the pressure, because you just never know where in the crowd that next hand will come out of its pocket, stab into the air, and put the ball back in your court. Split second decisions, wise or otherwise, are the tools of the trade at an auction. Some might be regretted a few moments later, but many more will be enjoyed for a lifetime thereafter.

In rural, small town America, the auction is a tradition, almost an institution, that nearly all of us have been involved in at one time or another. Many represent a change in needs by an individual or a business. They sometimes herald the end of a career, or accompany a change in the economic climate, and sadly, they often punctuate the end of a life, as well. Whatever the motivation for the sale, they remain the most efficient means of dispersing a large amount of stuff, in the shortest time possible. For better or worse, by the end of the day, all of that stuff will have new owners, and that is the goal.

In our corner of the world, on JUNE 5th, 2010, we will hold the Sixth Annual MMOGTA Consignment Auction at our Showgrounds, 17180 W Ferden Rd, Oakley MI. (See link to Flyer on Home Page) [Sale conducted by Tim Nahri and Associates.]

On JUNE 22nd, 2010, the machinery and collections of one of Founding Member Lawrence Haak, and his son Russell Haak, will be sold at a family auction, one mile east of Oakley MI, at 12090 Sharon Rd. [ Sale conducted by Glardon Auction Service.]

We hope you can attend these interesting sales events.

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