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A Bad Auction Company

My grandfather use to tell the story of a machinery owner-auction company that had a similar reputation as the current talk. This was a place where you sat in a grandstand and they drove the tractors through. PMy grandfather’s friend bought a tractor early in the auction and the ring man gave him a ticket. This guy takes the ticket into the office to pay. The auction company owner’s wife is taking the money. She says, “We can’t let you have that tractor for that price, it is less then we paid for it”, and would not take the guy’s check.PSo, this guy calmly goes back out to the ring, and bought most of the rest of the tractors that went through. He stayed until the end and everyone was going home. He then goes up to that woman with his check book out and waits for her to total up everything. That was when he told her, that is too much money for those tractors, and he walked out. That sale was a bust, and soon they closed up for good.PI don’t think a guy could get away with that today, but it would be justice sometimes. John

john graham, entered 2008-03-08
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