CLOSING: MASSIVE 15,000+SF ANTIQUE CENTER - COMPLETE LIQUIDATION - 2,200+ LOTS - YOU SET PRICE! Owners retiring from Antique business, selling entire contents! Antique Furniture, Henkel Harris, Statton, Ethan Allen, Rugs, Collectibles, Clocks, Chandeliers, Statuary, Primitives, China, Crystal, Waterford, Glassware, Nearly New Restaurant Equipment (1 yr old), Pottery, Pair Victorian Oak Twin Beds, Inlaid Hepplewhite Game Table, Marble Top Dressers, Matching Early Wall Candelabras, Art, Vintage Toys, Limoges Framed Plaque, Antique Clocks, Grandmother Clock, Ornate Mirrors, Bronze Statuary, Stained Glass Lighting, Bohemian Cut To Clear Lamps, Marble & Brass Stands, Limoges, Fall Front Desks, Hummels, and MUCH MORE!
Later, I worked at the kind of place where cars that were worth more dead than alive were sold by the lowest of used-car dealers. Many of these cars would literally spill their precious remaining fluids as they rolled through the block, and at least one or two a night would die from an overheating engine and become a rolling paperweight -- right there on the block. Automotive garbage was collected by the ton at this place. Which brings me to my $25 car.
I returned home wishing I had never gone to this auction, because as someone trying to get over his junky-vehicle hoarding tendencies, I’m not strong enough to handle this kind of temptation. Sure, many of these cars were junk, but they were dirt cheap. And since most were impounded for some sort of driving infraction, there’s a decent chance they move under their own power.
Do your research. Check Kelly Blue Book for the proper price for the vehicle, including its mileage and apparent condition. Always downgrade the condition by one ranking for government auctions. Also, do some smart used-car research, such as checking Consumer Reports for reliability and the frequencies of particular repairs, and checking our road test information if it's a recent model vehicle.