Buying at clearance prices

(From left) Kerry, Chris and John O’Mara with their new shearer combine at the Woodcutters clearance sale on Saturday.
(From left) Kerry, Chris and John O’Mara with their new shearer combine at the Woodcutters clearance sale on Saturday. Erin Smith

THERE are four types of people at a clearance sale - the spectators, the bargain hunters, the collectors and those who come to buy something specific.

An old piece of machinery was what attracted the O'Mara family to the Woodcutters clearance auction on Saturday.

"I just brought a shearer combine," John O'Mara said.

"I got it for $420, which is enough for it.

"I'm going to use it to plant a bit of cow feed in a hard-to-get-to spot.

"I knew it was going to be on sale here."

John was accompanied by his son Kerry and grandson Chris. They all live and work on a farm at Mount Colliery.

"I've lived here all my life," John said.

"I only come to clearance sales if I see something I am interested in."

Also up for auction at the clearance sale were two jails, or brigs as they were called.

Seller Richard Matthews said his grandfather purchased them after the war.

"I'm not sure what year he brought them but they have been here since I came along in 1947," he said.

"They were from Morgan Park."

Only one of the jails sold at the auction for a price of $400.

The other will possibly be donated back to Morgan Park, as an important piece of history.

Topics:  auction, clearance sale



Local Real Estate

Featured Real Estate
D.I.Y. OR INSTALLED HOME... $9500.00 From
Mobile Home Fully self contained granny flat or mod homes.  D.I.Y $9.5k or $12.5K ...
Priced To Sell $165,000
House 3 1 1
Quality Older Style With... $265,000
House 5 1 2
Stunning views and... $198,000
Residential Land 0 0

Featured Jobs

Warwick jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
GIS ANALYST Ballina Full Time
ENVIRONMENT... $63900.00
 Position Number HR/0455 This position is based in Stanthorpe Stanthorpe and offers ...
OFFICE PERSON Warwick Full Time
Control and Instrument... Control and Instrument Technician 2 year fixed term | Mount Isa Qld ...


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Subscription Sale

Subscribe now for $1 for 14 days.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Leo

Record your ideas to get some sort of orderliness going now. Keep a small notepad handy and jot down your ideas as and when they arise. It...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save