Milked this morning, then dad wanted to go to a local auction to see how their Massey 285 sold, and to fish for a possible buyer for ours. I didn't feel like going, plus it was raining, but I caved being Dad wanted to go. We were there only 45 minutes & we seen it would be all day getting to the tractor, so I took dad home. I saw several 2 spool hydraulic valves on a wagon that I could use one of, so I waited an hour or so at home, then went back. Man were they slow auctioning stuff. Holding our for 10 cent higher bids even.
I knew if they would get there in time for me not to have to leave that I could score a valve for a decent price, but lo & behold, just as they were looking to go to my wagon, they went to the other!! I even asked if I could bring a valve from the other wagon to the one they were on, as I had to leave to milk my cows. They said no! I paid for what I did buy, then cut out to home.
But here is the kicker.....the item I stumbled across and I ended up paying a big price for was worth the time, energy, and money to me.............................
Some young lady bid me up or I'd have gotten it cheap. She wasn't a planted bidder, as her & her husband were buying up a lot of stuff, but she had no idea for several bids that she was NOT winning this sign, but she got an education! The second I laid eyes on it, I knew it would be mine!