Turn-out good for first auction

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 26, 2003

Several dozen people gathered on an overcast Saturday morning at the Pike County Fairgrounds to examine, prod and otherwise scrutinize a wide variety of machines. From complicated construction devices to tractors and used cars, all sorts of technology was on display and up for bid.

The event was sponsored by the Roy Poole Auction Company and the man in charge was pleased by the turnout.

"It's been a real good sale," said Poole. "Everything went fine. We've had a lot of people."

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Poole said the auctions will be monthly, occurring on the last Saturday of every month.

"Anybody can buy or sell," he said. "People can just call 808-4004 if they have something they want to put up for auction."

Poole, who lives in Eufaula, said he will be moving to Troy soon and hopes to see the auction grow.

Max Whittington runs a construction company in Troy and said he stopped at the auction after seeing a large orange lifter. Though it was his first time at the auction, he got exactly what he wanted.

"Usually, what you want, everybody else bids on too," he said, explaining how he would use the device to life shingles off of houses. "They've got some good buys out here."

From truck tractor trailers to laser levels for surveying , there certainly was something for everyone.