Cheapo car auction

I’ve been to a number of car auctions without problems, but one was miserable.  Imagine yourself going:   You can get easy credit [at high interest?].  You can look over the cars and start them, but not drive them.  They are very appealing.  You take notes.  Then you enter the auction room, take a seat, and can’t use your brain till it’s over.  One guy in dark glasses mumbles a lot of information into the mike.   [The thunderous volume in this room of terrible acoustics hurts your ears.  One helper and one security guard wear ear plugs.]   He introduces the helpers and then the auctioneer who we are supposed to clap for.  [Are these our new friends?]  He mumbles more info and the 1st car is driven in. The helpers slap the fender, kick the tires, jump up on the bumper.  Oh boy.  The bidding starts, but what is the starting price?  Is it real or is there a ‘plant’ in the audience.  The auctioneer frantically rattles off his auction mumble and praises the car.  [Super hype].  He mentions one price [what is it?] and another.  The helpers are jumping all over, hurting your ears by shouting and blowing their whistles and the car horn, making signals that are suppose to be the price, and getting too close to you.  You can’t hear normally, you can’t think, everything is happening at once.  You can’t underSTAND what they are saying.  A car that sold last week is here again this week, cars are offered ‘as is’ and sold- at some final- price [what was it?] and driven off.  Next car comes in, same ordeal, carefully crafted to separate you from your money.  It goes against everything you’ve learned about reasoning, clear expression, calm deliberation, manners, dignity – a terrible experience.

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