It’s all about money. Same items double the money. Scott knows how to get the most money for the item. The Pirate’s Live Auction 2012 doubled funds raised in 2011 not because we had more items, or better items, or even different items. Many of the items auctioned were the same items that were donated for last year’s event. Scott managed to get double the price that the prior auctioneer brought in for the same item! He builds the excitement in the room to a frenzy. Some folks were actually raising their own bid, intentionally! Considering all the work that goes into planning the auction and getting donations it only makes sense to secure the auctioneer who can maximize the bids. Scott is that auctioneer. The crowd threw money at him, and then praised him. A spiritual experience.