A Gun Auction

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pinecone70, May 2, 2009.

  1. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
    I drove to a DNR confiscated gun auction this morning, only to discover that it was a huge waste of time to drive all that way. The auction center had a viewing line out the front door and all the way around the back, two times the length of the building and two or three people wide. There were at least 2,000 people at the auction. There were only 300 guns up for auction!

    Waited in the viewing line for a bit, then left. There is no way I'd bid on a gun without even seeing it. They had to bring in more portable toilets....
  2. pawn

    pawn Active Member

    Jan 31, 2007
    Crossville, TN
    sorry it was a bust :(

  3. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    This is why I'm not attending a gun show for the next 6 months at least. The attendance levels are through the roof for anything gun related. :eek:
  4. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    I know its after the event, but just for the record, most auctions issue a catalogue or list before hand and will accept written bids. High value auctions will even accept telephone bidders.

    I used to use auctions a lot for gun buying. The good thing about written bids is you can figure what you would be prepared to pay, and if you get it, great. If not, no harm done or cost to you in $ or time.

    One problem with being there if there often seems to be some idiot prepared to pay whatever it takes for the gun he wants, even over list price..Plus you can get carried away. Though it is fun.
  5. 38 special

    38 special New Member

    Feb 14, 2009
    The prices are also over the top for almost anything. The last 3 shows I went to were useless NOTHING was priced reasonable. Im not going to any for the next 3or4 months
  6. catfish83861

    catfish83861 Active Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    North Idaho
    That is of course "IF THEY STILL HAVE THEM" by that time frame. catfish