Are estate sales worth the chaos?
Went to a local estate sale and that thing was total chaos!
They had sign up sheet starting at 5 am and were not even opening until 8 am! On top of that there was a huge line and they were only letting in 10 people in at a time. Then a few minutes before the doors were to open some guy was screaming "Get back! Get back in line!" then some other guy started screaming obscenities back and there was almost a fist fight and this was before they were even open.
Then when people got inside people were literally shoving poor old ladies out of the way and then another fist fight almost broke out over a particular item. Lots of screaming and shoving. I really was amazed by the total lack of civility.
Just as a note I have noticed that the people in the front of the line are usually very rude and just out right aggressive. I believe that a few of them would even go so far as to push, shove or maybe even punch some one to get a specific item they wanted.
So I guess the questions is: Are there enough "scores" to justify going through this kind of chaos? Are the crazy overaggressive people at the front of the line getting "rewarded" by actually finding the best item(s)?
I want to get the best items myself just like anybody else. However, I am wonder if it is really worth the chaos or even getting into a physical altercation?