Dirty Things for Money

2 May

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This post’s title SCANDALIZED you, didn’t it? I’m going to my first auction tomorrow and today I got to take a look at everything before the bidding starts. It’s an industrial auction which I imagine is one of the more boring kinds of auctions. There was just so much dusty, dirty, grungy stuff. I learned that auction lots are sometimes half a room of a million odds and ends from no parking signs to microwaves to nuts and bolts and you’re stuck with all of it if you want just one thing. And that there are bathrooms in this world that look like they were made for murder.

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I have my eye on this industrial sewing machine. But shhhh, I hear these things are competitive. I’ll never figure out how to thread it but isn’t it amazing? I could be sewing so many industrial things.

UPDATE: The auction was a bust. It was complete madness and people were paying way above market for some of the ugliest stuff I’ve ever seen. The fact that people are still interested in and willing to pay $500 a piece for dated, ugly, filthy, and oppressive cubicles hurts my soul.

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2 Responses to “Dirty Things for Money”

  1. Lacey May 3, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    Looks like its already threaded to me! I say go for it.

    • thesweetbeast May 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

      I tried but the bidding went too high. I suppose it wasn’t meant to be.

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