Category Archives: Auction

Confidence is the key to success

A few years ago I decided to get my auctioneer’s license. Although I was working full-time I knew I was getting close to retiring (for the second time) and wanted something else to do. I took the 80 hours of … Continue reading

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The Golden Rule

I occasionally buy items on E-Bay, and sometimes I sell on there as well. I’ve been doing this for awhile so I have some idea of what I’m doing. Lately I’ve noticed an issue that has probably always gone on … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed by an inheritance

A few years ago a gentleman I knew passed away. I knew he attended auctions and sold items in an antique mall, but I never knew how much he had accumulated over the years. He had never married, and his … Continue reading

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How to make an absentee bid

Most auctions accept absentee bids. Sometimes these come from people who live some distance from the auction and are only interested in an item or two, but most of the time they come from local people who have other commitments … Continue reading

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Character and leadership

To be an effective leader requires one to possess many skills and knowledge. However, one thing is absolutely necessary: character. General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. said, “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, … Continue reading

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My stuff is worth more!

I was reading complaints about an auction service online yesterday that did not paint that service in a very good light. Customer satisfaction is very important today as it’s easy for people to go online and write complaints about your … Continue reading

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Working together

Anyone in business is in competition with others in the same field, but that doesn’t mean that you cannot also be colleagues. At my last auction, the person who taught the auction school I attended and is a competitor, brought … Continue reading

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