mildly amusing story
So after working 7 out of the previous 8 days, I had yesterday off. A hardware store about 1/2 hour away was being auctioned off. Lots of tools etc.
So I went to the preview at 8am. Some nice stuff that I figured I could buy low, enjoy or share...wandered around, writing down my wish list.
9 am - first they sell the building. Then the land. Then a fellow bids on the contents, and I mean ALL of the contents. The pick-up, the forklift, and all the inventory, which they claimed was worth $100K.
So by 9:45, it was all over. The sale of all the tools, lumber, and hardware cancelled by the sale of everything to one bidder.
Maybe I'm naive, and that's how these things go. The good news was I didn't have to hang around there half a day to get a few things I didn't really need anyway....
If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.