What do I need to know as a first-time auction attendee?
November 1, 2012 5:20 PM Subscribe
I'm interested in attending an auction in the Southern California area. I've never been to an auction before. Advice? Tips?
posted by dede to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've never been to an auction before, but they seem really fun and I'd like to try one out around Los Angeles.
I'm not interested in any big money items (no cars, fancy pieces of furniture or art or anything like that). I realize that may limit me to a lot of household junk, but I'm curious anyway. Auctions specific to certain interests (I saw one for pinball machines, for example) could be cool, too. I wouldn't buy anything at that kind of auction, but it would be fun to see.
Are there any auction attendees out there who are familiar with the Southern California area with any tips for a newbie? Or any general auction advice for a first-timer would be great, also.