Monday, September 5, 2011
We finally got everyone checked out after the auction last night. Wow, what a day. I talked at length to people I haven't seen in a long time.
We had about 300 items, not the 700 I reported earlier so I stand corrected. It looked like 700 but it wasn't. The categories for accouting were 100 through 700 but they weren't all taken.
The H pedal tractor and the 6 bags of seed corn brought a lot of new bidders in. So did the little tractors and the neat bicycle that was donated. Bidding got fast and furious the last hour as we counted down to 7:30 last night with people standind 3 deep around the tables.
The totals should be very good as the seed corn alone brought over $700 and the pedal tractor brought $250. The other 1/16 toy tractors totaled several hundred dollars.
One buyer asked if we took plastic. No, only cash or check. I told him what I learned about plastic this week. One night I wanted some ice cream so I ran up to the Martinsville Mall and we got to talking about credit cards since I was fumbling for enough cash. I happened to ask what Discover charged them for a swipe and they told me 75 cents!
They didn't have what I wanted so I stopped at our other gas station, Marathon and asked them and they said Marathon charged them $3.00 for every swipe! Wow, that is highway robbery. No wonder Congress has been acting on credit card use charge limits.
All in all it was a great learning experience we don't need at our age but the church was in need so LuAnn stepped in and that means me too.(LOL)
That committee needs revamped for the auction to continue or it will soon fall by the wayside like so many festivals do.
Remember my blog about overworking the work horses the other day?