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Monday, November 22, 2021 The Auction Cycle

As I have mentioned in a previous blog.  I hate snow.  I despise it.  But, its Monday morning and as we wait the first significant storm I am going to try and

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 All-In Pricing

Pre-pandemic, I used to go on the auction block for the morning announcements. One thing I would remind people is that they have to pay taxes on the item they purchase. Most of

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Monday, September 20, 2021 Happy Retirement Steve!

Our first auction was on April 10 2003. Leading up to that sale we had to put together our team that would help to shape our future. Putting together our auctioneer ros

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Monday, August 16, 2021 The Crystal Ball

I used to play the genie in the bottle game all the time with my siblings. If you had three wishes, what would you wish for? My brothers wanted to be in the Marvel Super Hero

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Monday, July 19, 2021 Parking Wars aren’t as fun as Star Wars

People debate everything. Conservatives or Liberal. Leafs or Canadiens. Dog or Cat. These are all very common. Another common debate when I grew u

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Monday, June 28, 2021 Confession of an auction owner (probably #1)

I am going to admit something. It drives me crazy! Please don’t get offended. But it happens all the time. As soon as someone finds out that

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Monday, June 7, 2021 I love it when a plan comes together?  The seller’ market continues. 

Last year, at the end of the boat season I wanted to test our new AutoGavel application before it went to

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021 I suck at lots of stuff. I suck at remembering people’s names. I suck at sportsmanship. I suck at fake smiling for pictures and I apparently re

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Crazy Ted (not his real name),

Before I started in the auction business, my first experience in the automotive industry was eye-opening. I worked in the summer fo

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Monday, April 19, 2021 Happy 18th Birthday!

This week’s blog is a special one. North Toronto Auction celebrated it ’s 18th anniversary on April 10 2021. I can’t

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Don’t get “stung” – check for liens

When I was 8 years old, I was walking with my neighbour in a farmer’s field. I’m quite positive I was up to no good. This is not based on

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Monday, March 22, 2021 My father in law is a hoarder. He hates parting way with stuff. But inevitably my mother in law wins and he lets go. This past weekend they decided part ways with their leather sofa se

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021 I am not a Cat Guy

I am not a cat guy. Actually, I am not even a pet guy. Although, when I had to put down my 16-year-old cat this past July my eyes swelled with

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021 The Canadian International Auto Show

The auto business is cyclical. Typically, we enjoy stronger months in the spring and fall. The summer tends to be hit and miss with sale

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Why I hate snow

I hate snow. I hate White Christmases. I hate when people say it looks so pretty on the trees. I hate the excitement snow days bri

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021 The Seller’s Market – When Demand exceeds Supply

I have fielded many calls over the last few months from disgruntled buyers saying “where are all the cars?” or “I can’t beli

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021 r>I have to admit, I am not a social media person. Like, not at all. I am on zero social media platforms, have never tweeted anyone, and have limited texting skills. It just doesn’t interest me. Bu

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