And the mighty dollar wins once again.
The dollar almost has no value anymore. I tried and tried this week to offer real value. Maybe it’s prejudice of me being the white boy around here. I’m a cool dude man. At times like these in our history, when the world needs more rednecks, the world turns a blind eye to a dying breed.
I am happy for long time InterNACHI member Greg Bell. I’ve been watching these auctions for sometime now and it must be rigged, right from the start.
Here’s how it normally goes:
*Nick bids $10.00
- Someone comes along and bids $50.00
- Some money man comes along without thinking and bids $300.00 (makes me say WTF?)
- Another guy rolls up with deep pockets, sees the $300.00 and bang it’s doubled to $600.00
*Their distant cousin stumbles upon the auction thread and says: boys, let me show you how it’s done. Then he bids $2,500.00 turns right around without thinking and flashes another five hundred … making it $3,000.00
Honestly, I don’t want to be like these rich boys and without thinking - post such ridiculously high amounts, right off the bat.
Here’s how it should go:
- Nick bids $10.00
- Michael bids $10.01
- James bids $ 10.45
- Bob bids $10.50
- Jeff bids $10.75
*Marcus comes in with a bid of $11.00
- Scott bids $11.23
- Michael is hesitant but bids $11.24
- Bryan learns from his hero Michael and out bids Michael at $11.25
The InterNACHI message board is getting hits left and right so fast that Nick can’t keep up reading all of them. Nick being the marketing genius that he is says: Boys and girls we are already at $500.00 in record time. It seems that the white boy “Michael” from Virginia, was onto something and I’m dying to shake his hand. Let’s do something that’s never been done before. I could throw in this product valued at X amount of dollars and we are shooting for this amount. Be thoughtful of others and bid low, but bids often. Or we can offer another auction on Thursday. What do you boys think?
*** Personally, I like that idea Nick. I seen many good Inspectors over the past few months who work hard for their money, get scewed out of these auctions because rich boys (most newbies), bid almost the full purchase price on day 1. It saddens me the way young people think and act nowadays. ***
You could’ve benefited from my bartering system, learned and laughed a lot and have lasting memories. The system won and the white boy got screwed again.
I’ll start off next week’s bid following your $10.00 bid, with a shovel.