While perusing the weekly auction site this afternoon, I came across a stainless steel Whirlpool fridge. I have some close friends that are in the market for one, so I let them know it may be available. Well, long story short, we went together tonight and my neighbours scored a brand new SS Whirlpool with water dispenser for $195. Yes! They saved about $800-$900 off the price of the same one in the store. They have converted.
If you need anything and are not in a great rush, auctions are a great place to get massive discounts. It may not be exactly what you want, color etc, but the huge savings make it worth the while for most. I would never buy new furniture, appliances or tools without first going to the auction. Another friend got a new king size box spring and mattress, still in plastic (name brand) for $275. The same bed sells in the stores for about $1800.
As a bonus, I now have 4 radio controlled helicopters. And within a few minutes I may own a Gibson guitar. (auction ongoing). Score!