Monday, December 27, 2010

Practicing Junk Collector

In an attempt to convert myself into a junk collector, I bid online on four old bathroom sinks and four old blue chairs. The items were being auctioned by a school district in rural east Texas.

Thanks to my stellar timing, I was successful in my bids. Today, I must drive to the auction-house to pay me $35.73. Then, I will receive the appropriate documentation to allow me to pick up the goods, which will require a 300 mile round trip. When I include gas and wear-and-tear on my car in the calculation, I think the chairs and sinks are going to average $20 each. That is not a good investment. Maybe I'll become a better junk collector with practice.


Pensionado said...

Four old bathroom sinks? from a school district? John, are you off your meds?

Springer Kneeblood said...

Fortunately, I did not have to make the drive to pick up the items. Brother number 2 agreed to do it, since they are in his neck of the woods. But I do have to work on perfecting my junk-collecting skills. If I were successful in bidding on a 1988 Mercury Marquis, for example, I would need to be careful not only about how much I bid, but whether I have space in the back yard to keep it. (Don't worry, I'm not bidding on a 1988 Mercury Marquis.)

YourFireAnt said...

Is this going to be your new career, this junk collecting?

Bring a truck over and I'll add to the heap.


Me, You, or Ellie said...

Oh, think of all the blog fodder all that junk will bring.

One question: why??


Springer Kneeblood said...

T, maybe. Ellie, why not?