If we are to stay true to what we have said above, we would do so by sticking to it; sit your first auction out, soldier. By sitting it out, we mean no buying; just observing. Pay close attention to all the other auctioneers and how they behave with the buyers that are there.
Frame a map up of sales and the various factors, which include facial expressions, reactions to surrounding stimuli, sale pressure and urgencies, etc.
First auctions are the best and most exciting way to learn how the system works and what the basics are. Consider this day as you trying to master riding your bicycle with the training wheels. If you still feel like your first auction didn’t quite do it for you, we recommend sitting your second out, too, until you yourself are completely comfortable with participating.
With auctions, it is all about coming prepared and not letting bids getting out of hand confuse you or your preparation in any way. When you perfect the training wheels, it will be time to try your hand without them.