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WCA Sales Attracts More Than 700 Live Bidders

Mon July 19, 2010 - West Edition
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Joe Rexin (L) of T-Rex Equipment, Long Beach, Calif., and Larry Thursteinson of Thursteinson Equipment, Redding, Calif., take a break from the auction action to talk business.
Joe Rexin (L) of T-Rex Equipment, Long Beach, Calif., and Larry Thursteinson of Thursteinson Equipment, Redding, Calif., take a break from the auction action to talk business.
Joe Rexin (L) of T-Rex Equipment, Long Beach, Calif., and Larry Thursteinson of Thursteinson Equipment, Redding, Calif., take a break from the auction action to talk business. Bob Gulliame of Riverside, Calif., was on hand viewing equipment for his rental operation. teve Martz of Working Wildlife Rentals, Frazier Park, Calif., made the rounds at the auction. Paul Thompson (L) and Don Jordan of Mexus Gold US, Reno, Nev., look for excavators to use in their geological operations. Dick Voytilla (L) of Voytilla Equipment, San Diego, Calif., talks with WCA CEO Grant Cook about the sales of earthmoving equipment. Excavators like these were a popular item during the auction. Jesus Garcia (L) and Miguel Lopez of Sud California Equipment, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, look for equipment to export for sale in Mexico. (L-R): Leonardo Wences, Eduardo Mercado and Francisco Cesena of Lalos Equipment consider bidding on a number of items to buy and resell.

WCA held a sales event June 11 at its Perris, Calif., auction site with more than 700 live bidders and more than 200 internet bidders participating. Sixty-eight percent of the sellers and 72 percent of the bidders were repeat customers.

Some highlights of the sale including a 2002 Cat 966G wheel loader that brought in $75,000, a 1999 Cat 950G wheel loader sold for $60,000 and a Cat 140G grader went for a winning bid of $44,000.