Big crowd snaps up toys, TVs and tools as 200 items auctioned

WHAT AM I BID: Auctioneer Scott Burns keeps the action rolling at the Orange Live Auction on Sunday morning. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 0813pbauction4

WHAT AM I BID: Auctioneer Scott Burns keeps the action rolling at the Orange Live Auction on Sunday morning. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 0813pbauction4

With a crowd that many local sporting events would struggle to match, the Orange Live Auction of household and work goods ranging from TVs and fridges to chainsaws and furniture was a frantic affair on Sunday morning.

EYES ON THE PRIZE: A big crowd attended the auction seeking a bargin buy. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 0813pbauction2

EYES ON THE PRIZE: A big crowd attended the auction seeking a bargin buy. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 0813pbauction2

About 200 items were eagerly snapped up by bidders at the Macquarie Auction Group’s warehouse.

Wine went from $3 a bottle, 24 Crown Lager beers made $35 while remote control helicopters fetched $60-$75.

KEEN: A bidder raises his ticket to try to snap up a bargain at the auction. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 0813pbauction3

KEEN: A bidder raises his ticket to try to snap up a bargain at the auction. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 0813pbauction3

The goods were a mix of items from the police, liquidators and factory seconds.

Auctioneer Scott Burns said they had 140 registered bidders who bought goods to the total retail value of about $200,000.

The auctions are held every month in Orange.

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