Going Once, Twice, Three Times as Big

Fort Worth auctioneer goes really big time

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    Just try to imagine how fast this guy is talking.

    When last we heard from Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers out of Forth Worth such a deal they had for you on gently-used FEMA trailers.

    Well, those Ritchie boys were just getting warmed up, and now they’re ready for the big time.

    Calling themselves "the world's largest industrial auctioneer," according to a Star-Telegram article, Ritchie and them open up a 112-acre auction site Sept. 29-30 in Lake Worth, where they’ll take the highest bids on your run-of-the-mill items such as that 2000 Link Belt 300-ton conventional truck crane — as opposed to an unconventional truck crane, I guess — you’ve had your eye on for some time now.

    Better hurry, though, the line’s bound to be long for that big boy.

    As an added, extra bonus, when this story goes national we’ll all get another chorus of “everything’s bigger in Texas,” and don’t you just love the clichéd stereotypes.

    Wait, that’s redundant.

    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He just might need one of those crawler tractors going up for bid if he knew what a crawler tractor is.