what a good strong word that is. pretty close to action- but with u.
that is really the key to auction. people. you, in fact.
without a happy milling crowd of excited attendees there cannot be an auction. it is a one hand clapping kind of thing. takes two to tango. your favorite crowd analogy here.
if you have never been to an auction let me give you the 101, take the element of uncertainty out of the equation.
you show up about an hour before the show starts.
in this case, the preview starts at 5:30 and the auction begins at 7.
have a look at the goods on offer and decide if you want to play. i have seen the items to be auctioned. going to be hard for you to say no..
to register, simply give us your name, email and phone number.
in return you will receive a card with a number.
you are now a key player in a wonderfully fun evening . you have the ability to bid on items offered up for your enjoyment. deals to be had. friendly competition with your neighbors. an evening for modern times.
when an item you covet is being auctioned off, you simply raise your arm when you hear the price you want to pay. there will be a neighbor or two who may also covet said object. this is the friendly competition portion of the event.
if the item exits the ballpark price you are comfortable paying you simply stop bidding. let the other guy have that one, you'll get the next one. the fun is in the give and take, the roller coaster of possibility.
we have secured legendary toronto auctioneer mark toews for our first in house auction. never a dull moment when mark is in the room, after 20 some years, the man has this auction thing down !
we will have beers and church basement sandwiches to fortify you through the ebb and flow of adrenaline an auction offers up. some tunes to keep you loose through the pre game.
over the next few days we hope to step off the treadmill of organization long enough to post some photos of the inventory being sent to auction by GADABOUT, THE ARTHUR, FAIR JUDY'S, THE VINTAGE CABIN, KAREN FOUND IT, and TFCO. MRS HUIZENGA and a few secret contributors round out the evening.
so, are you game ? come play with us this thursday night and help make high parkdale history as we bring the auction tradition to queen and roncesvalles. the 'hood will never be the same ! x0mrs