Saturday we wanted to get there about 8:30 AM. Powder Springs is not a big town. Actual more like a village up in the holler.
We found a place to park but there weren't a lot of options.
I asked where the coffee has half kidding and they said it was inside the double garage. Sure enough a local church (Clinch Valley American Christian Church) was there with all kinds of food.
Mike and I had a cup of coffee and a home made cinnamon roll while we waited for things to start.
One thing we did look over was a pickup truck camper that was on the edge of the property. I don't know how much it was worth or what it went for but I thought it was the perfect item to get at an auction.
It was dirty, had lots of green scum buildup on the outside. On the inside it was cluttered and dirty. But it looked like a very good camper. With some elbow grease and a little TLC, someone could really do well with this one. But I wasn't in the market. Just curious.
The auctioneer got his truck and speakers into place and promptly at 9:35 AM we got under way.
My first item of interest was a tub of electrical cords. I think I may have left one at the last Habitat Build so I was thinking I'd spend $30 and see what happens. It all went for $45. The next item(s) that caught my interest was two bottle hydraulic jacks. Again, I was hoping to get them somewhere under $40. No dice. Two went for $50. But at least I was getting into the process raising my number, nodding my head and getting into the action.
But I didn't want to get carried away. So I didn't bid on anything that I couldn't use. I also bid on a drill press. It went for $100. Mike wasn't bidding on anything yet. After about an hour, they brought out a tool box full of what looked like a dozen types of vise grips. I stuck with this one and got it $42.
When I got home, I found that I actually had a total of 20 tools.
Back at the auction, they moved their attention over to the trucks, the car and some equipment on the property. They sold a lawn mower, a riding lawn mower and came to a wood chipper.
They did sell both trucks and the car. The 1998 Dodge Ram went for $3100. The 2003 Chevrolet went for $3700 and the 2011 Volkswagon Passat went for $13,000.
The first farm was auctioned for $35,000 and the second one was at $45,000. Those prices were too low for the owner, so he did not sell them.
Meanwhile back at Mikes, we looked up the price of a new Dr. Chipper and found it is priced at $4,999.
It was quite an entertaining day at the auction and we will look for another one to go to when we return to Maynardville.
Niece Heidi is on Day 2 of 'Dressember.
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