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From our Files: Expensive bidding wars...long walk to long drop...millennium bug


DURING a case at Lymington County Court on Friday, the peculiar habit of some people in bidding at auctions just for the sake of outdoing their rivals, despite the value of the article, was commented on by his Honour, Judge A. H. Armstrong.

The second-hand value of carpets was being discussed and the Judge remarked that people often paid a large sum for an article at an auction, when they had only to walk down the road and buy a similar thing brand new for less money!

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