Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Answers to Guess the Value Auto Auction Game!

Here's the answers to prices that these vehicles sold for at auction. Looks like I was way off on some, but totally nailed it on some others. Pretty much like most predictions I make!

87 JEEP WRANGLER
WHAT WE SAID: "my estimate is that someone will buy it."
WHAT IT SOLD FOR: $800
CONCLUSION: nailed it, one for one so far!



93 SUBARU IMPREZA
WHAT WE SAID: "If it runs, then maybe someone will take a chance on it"
WHAT IT SOLD FOR: $275
CONCLUSION: That was a very generic estimate on my part, but still correct! 2 for 2!




03 PT CRUISER
WHAT WE SAID: "No idea if it will sell."
WHAT IT SOLD FOR: $650
CONCLUSION: Kind of correct, close enough for the internet, I'll take 3 for 3!




05 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

WHAT WE SAID: "Unless there's a couple of hundred dollar bills in the glove box, I don't see this one selling for more than 100 bucks if at all."
WHAT IT SOLD FOR: $600
CONCLUSION: I still don't know if there were hundred dollar bills in the glove box, so I'll have to say I was wrong on this estimate! We're down to 3 out of 4 correct so far. 

98 FORD MUSTANG


WHAT WE SAID: "Who wouldn't want a beater Mustang for a couple hundred bucks?"
WHAT IT SOLD FOR: $450
CONCLUSION: Yes, it attracted maybe three bidders, one of which was me, and my last bid was at 400, so some lucky bidder took it for $450. Even with 172,000 miles, a reasonably good buy on this one, and I'll take this as a win on my estimate, now up to 4 out of 5!






00 DODGE NEON
WHAT WE SAID: "No interest from me on this one, but I'll guess someone buys it for maybe a thousand bucks."
WHAT IT SOLD FOR: $325
CONCLUSION: Way off on this one, so down to only 4 of 6 correct. 


03 JAGUAR S TYPE
WHAT WE SAID: "The engine fluids all seemed OK to me, so I'm thinking this goes for several thousand."
WHAT IT SOLD FOR: $700
CONCLUSION: Well, I could stretch the truth and say that I mean "several thousand PENNIES", but I missed this one. Oh well, 4 out of 7 right, still batting above .500!


03 CHEVY AVALANCHE

WHAT WE SAID: "This one seemed to be in good shape, no apparent body damage, so this might be going for a lot of dollars."
WHAT IT SOLD FOR: $3600
CONCLUSION:  Based on the auction average sale price in the hundreds, I'm going to give myself credit on this one, and notify Webster's Dictionary that $3600 is equal to "a lot of dollars".  5 for 8, now batting .625!



90 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
WHAT WE SAID: "It will be interesting to see if this tank sells at all, but I'm thinking someone will take it for 300."
WHAT IT SOLD FOR: $50
CONCLUSION: Dang, 50 does NOT equal 300, so WRONG on this one. It's still a tank, but now I'm 6 for 9. 


08 HONDA CIVIC Si
WHAT WE SAID: "...best car in the auction" and "This will go for thousands is my thought."
WHAT IT SOLD FOR: $5800
CONCLUSION: Almost nailed it, this car sold as the second highest amount at this auction, only beaten by a very new looking 2012 Mazda 3 at $7300.  7 for 10, my baseball math says that's a .700 batting average!

I hope you enjoyed playing the "Guess the Value at Auto Auction Game!, and might consider checking out an auction near you soon. It's fun, usually free, and you just might find a bargain like the Mustang that I might have gotten for 500 bucks if I'd bid just one more time! Thanks to my friends Bill Snow and Michael Moore for attending this auction. 

 A few more photos from the auction are below. 



Crowd gathers for the first item 
Auctioneer standing on the truck, ready to start
I'm all signed in, Bidder #88 today!
Bidding in progress


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