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Posted by Mike & Carolyn in Smithville, MO on 9/16/2008 2:49:04 PM

What a fun day!  We have in the past gone to a building supply auction that comes to the area once a year.  The location they used has not been available so they have not been coming for the past few years but They’re Back!  They started again last spring but I was working and it's honestly best if I stay away from the auction. 

They had a small auction on Saturday, about 1/3 of the size they typically sell over the normal two day event.  It's all building supplies ranging from door hardware, windows, siding, sinks, kitchen cabinets and flooring.

It was raining so the turnout was low too.  I could not believe the deals.  I was tempted to buy more than I did but remembered moving the tile last time...we got 18" filled travertine for 25 cents a sq foot. Down side is that you have the buy the quantities they are selling.  So we used the 400 sq ft in our kitchen and bath rooms plus for the kitchen, bathrooms and fireplace of a rental we had.  At that price it was a steal.  This year it went for 50 cents a foot.  I left the building to deal with the baby when they were selling most of the flooring but saw ceramic tile sell for 50 cents a sq ft and some of the wood (3/4 inch solid pre finish) sell between one and two dollars a sq ft...Which was why it was so hard to NOT BUY IT.  teak flooring....that would look fabulous on the ceiling of my covered porches...$1.80 a sq ft...my problem is that my porches are not built yet.  There were some things that they would not go any lower on and did not sell...like the 4x4 tumbled marble tiles.  They looked great.

Other deals for the day included shower units with multiple jets, steam and radio (I thought they looked like space ships) but they went between $800 and $3000, Kitchen Cabinets...I was so tempted $2000 was the low with one not selling and $4500 was the highest (29 cabinet kitchen) all very nice with self closing drawers. And the granite countertops....for 4 countertops plus two corner pieces and backsplashes went between $900 and 1650. Glass vessel sinks sold for under $50 each, decorative vanities with tops, sink and faucets went for under $500 each with most being around $250. It was a great place to pick up faucets for $25 to $50. One piece toilets $100 to $140 and outside materials such as lap siding, trex decking and some fencing were a steal.  I didn't listen to it all but the trex went for $6 each and were 16' long. 

I picked up some glass tiles for the backspaces and batch rooms for $2.50 a sq ft and could select in 50 sf ft increments. Two stone sinks for $100 and one that I need to resale.  It’s a sink carved in a granite rock, outside is natural and inside is polished.  It was in a lot and is super heavy, just not what we need. Craig list here it comes. We got a few faucets, a garbage disposer ($45 for 1/2 horse power) a glass vessel sink, Anderson Storm Door for $80, and granite countertops for $900. I only need about 1/2 of the granite so I'll sell the remaining pieces.


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