The last time I attended an auction at this house, a piano was on the block, and I would have loved to have had it. Opening bid was $8,500. I hadn't planned on spending that much that night, but luckily it didn't sell. I checked back later that week to see if it would be up for bid the following Tuesday. I saw one of the laborers in front of the house, and asked him, and he said he would check. He walked me inside where a woman with pink hair and a blonde man were sitting on the stage. When I inquired about the piano, I got a snippy reply ""you should have bid on it when you had the chance"". I explained I didn't come there prepared to spend so much that night, and by the time you added house fees and tax to the opening $8,500 bid. . . at which point she interrupted ""yes, $10,300, I know how much it would be"". I looked at her shocked by her rude interuption, at which point she added ""well they're not going to take less"". I explained I understood, at which point both she and the man asked why I hadn't bid when I was at the auction. I told them in no uncertain terms I did not appreciate the attitude, and I walked out.