“Lots” available at the annual auction.

The evening of Monday 11th November saw the club have another very successful auction night and there was a good attendance to see what bargains were on offer this year. Peter Wells was our auctioneer this evening and he had a very eclectic mix of lots to sell. There was a throng of members poring over the lots before the auction began in earnest and what a selection there was – everything including camera bags, books, tripods, filters, games, DVD’s, lamps, remote triggers, wifi extenders, a graphics tablet and even an A3 printer. A lot of this was donated where all the proceeds went to the club funds, although some were being sold “on commission” with the commission going to the club funds. Peter worked very hard selling the lots. Bidding at times was quite competitive at times. There was lots of fun to be had with the various items with some suggestions being made as to who may “benefit” from possessing the items. As usual Peter’s humour and enthusiasm kept everything going at a great pace.

Many thanks must go to Peter Wells for his sterling efforts to get the best price for every item on sale – it is very hard work being the auctioneer for the whole evening but he carried it off with aplomb. The bargain of the night was the fully working Epson A3 printer which went for the princely sum of £10! To all those of you who bought things, I hope you didn’t get into too much trouble when you got home and didn’t ask yourself “Why did I buy this?” – and if you did you can always bring it along to the next auction night in a year’s time!