Hick got screwed at the auction. According to him. Got screwed royally. Which is probably the only thing royal that will very happen to Hick.
and his Auction Buddy have been taking items up to a city auction near
our old favorite casino. I think they did this for three or four weeks.
They'd been going there to buy stuff for months, but the selling idea
First of all, they were disappointed that
their stuff always went up last, after people had spent their money, and
the crowd had dwindled. They could deal with this though, because as
Hick said, "The sellers who've been there longer get their stuff put up
first. That's only right. The longer we go, the more our stuff will get
moved ahead of newer people."
Hick was not thrilled
with his sales at this auction. He had sorted through his stuff, and
taken some of the higher-end items with hopes of making more there than
at his Storage Unit Store. Still, he was willing to ride it out, and see
if he started making more in future weeks.
Well. NOW Hick has been screwed (royally) by that auction place.
done! My buddy and me ain't goin' back there! Last Tuesday, there were
only 3 people left in the audience when my stuff came up. Usually, the
auctions let you take your stuff back if you decide not to sell. So I
went to what was left on the table, and started gathering it up. I
didn't take it up there to GIVE it away! The guy in charge told me to
stop. He said he had to sell it. That's bull. Neither of us is ever
selling there again!"
So...Tuesday rolled around this
week. Hick had told me he was staying home, that his Auction Buddy was
going up to get their money. That auction pays them a week behind.
Auction Buddy was taking his wife and daughter, dropping them at the
casino, and then going over to collect his money and Hick's. But
Tuesday, the plan changed, and Hick decided to go along with him, since
Auction Buddy's family decided not to go.
"Huh. I'm sure you'll still be looking to buy something."
"Oh, yeah. I'll buy. I've gotten some really good deals there."
"From people whose stuff gets put out at the end, probably, when nobody is left to bid."
Hick did not respond to that part.