Yes, an "interesting experience" indeed. How Mike keeps that up all day is an entertainment in itself! He has more stamina than me, that's for sure.
I often used to come along more for the "socialising" than anything else, but (as I say) don't get down there very often now that I'm based up't North!
As I've said on here before, I reckon that all NHS Equipment Managers should be "required" to attend at least one auction, just so they can see for themselves what actually goes on, who the "dealers" are, and what sort of pitiful amounts that lovely second-hand kit goes for!