How many times have you picked something up in a thrift store and asked yourself that question? We ask every day as donations are dropped at our back door. Often we will know… it’s baking dish or a tote bag, maybe it’s a deep fryer or a dresser.
But other times, we just look at items with wonderment… “Can you believe someone donated that?” “Wonder what that is.” “Cool!” or “If we take this and add that to it… it could be…”
Often the more interesting and unusual items find their way to our Silent Auction. These items are not always “antique” or “collectible” but are always unique, interesting and nostalgic.
When possible, we will do a little research into the item if it is signed, if it has a label or some kind of obvious back story. We do not authenticate items but put them out for bid “as is”. The market value of each item is determined by you, the bidding public.
The rules are simple:
- Acquire a bidding number from any of our stores. Your number is unique to you, can be used at all stores, and does not expire.
- You may bid on as many items as you like, following the minimum bid increments over a previous bid.
- The item auction is over after 7 days of inactivity at which point the highest bidder is declared the winner. If the winning bidder reneges in the purchase, that bidder may be banned by store management from future participation.
- Bidding must be completed in person. A bid can not be placed via telephone or electronically.