Infiltrate the commercial vehicle auction, get into a sense of urgency ... [Series / Part 1]
"40", "50" "Will you go more?" "60"
While applying a smartphone to the left ear and talking to the phone, the man's thumb who presses the blue button on the right is gradually being put in.The ticking sound that presses the button is also faster.
Auction venue for used commercial vehicles in the Kansai region.
From early in the morning to the evening, used car sales officials trying to buy and selling a total of about 3600 trucks exhibited on the day were nailed on a monitor screen that showed the changing numbers every moment.
In late January, I walked on a tense auction site.(Editorial department, Tomomi Imagawa)
On this day, a reporter met a man in his forties who came to the auction venue to buy and sell a total of six trucks.I took about an hour and a half by car.Since it is necessary to read the trends of each day and adjust the price, I entered the site about two hours earlier than the scheduled time for the 3000s I assigned.
The auction is divided into two second -hand commercial vehicles, including trucks to be exhibited, into two parts: "A -Lane" with odd numbers and even numbers "B lane"."Because there are many, if you do it from 1 in one lane, the sun will go down."
The man first touches the computer at the entrance and presses the entrance button to check in.He headed to the competition venue.
The auctions were divided into small trucks, light, commercial, passenger cars, and large and medium -sized trucks, and men climbed the stairs toward the "Large / Medium Truck" corner.
The competition venue was different from the image of "auction", it was not killed at all, it was neat, clean, and simple.
On the floor, about 300 seats with monitors were separated by the participants, and about one -third of the seats were already filled.
Is it because there are many men over middle -aged and older?J-POP from the late 1980s and 90s, such as Hikaru Utada and Mariya Takeuchi, was flowing.
At the same time, the announcement of the lively women's voices such as "Ping Pong Ping Pong" and the vocal voice such as "A -lane start" and "B -lane sold out" are also flying around one after another, and the moment you enter the venue, there are a lot of sound stimulation.It will be stubborn.
Participants are usually extinguished by those sounds.
Participants are rushing back and forth, using the materials, tablets and personal computers they bring, interacting individually with those who seem to be business partners and standing.
Participants are dressed in a two -handed man in their thirties, who are thought to be a used car seller wearing a briefcase in the upper and lower suits, and private owners in uniforms like ties and work clothes.is.
Some of them are rich in international colors, such as giving a black beard on the chin, a ring on the head, a man dressed in ethnic costumes in the Middle East, and a man who talks in unfamiliar words.
According to men, the auction venue was even more multinational before the government's immigration restrictions were expanded, with the expansion of the new colon virus.He says that some of the auction venues we had had have prepared for Muslims.
The man said, "I like a seat with few people around me," and went to the back.When he found a vacant seat, he put his bag on the floor, took off his jacket, sat down, and inserted the card he received at the entrance.Then, the screen of the monitor in front of you switches from "vacant seats" to the information of the competition that is still performed.
The man said that two buttons were hooked next to the card, the left red button on the left is for odd exhibition numbers, and the blue button on the right is for an even number exhibition number.
Looking at the screen, the Isuzu dump with a mileage of 55 kg in 2015 began to start for 3 million yen.Participants push the buttons in a few thousand yen cuts, but they rose at once with the momentum that the reporter's dynamic visual acuity cannot keep up.
Due to the progress of the plan of the Linear Chuo Shinkansen, the demand for dump trucks carrying sediment to construction sites in various places has recently increased rapidly.It is a deep type that seems to have a lot of capacity.
In addition to the numerical value that changes rapidly, the flashing from left to right is flashed from left to the left, while the signal such as "green", "yellow", "red" flashes intensely from the left., I have a good eyes.
According to men, the number of people who press the button changes from green to yellow, yellow to red as they change to 10, 5, and one.
When the dump car has risen to 5.9 million yen, the display of "Sold out" has been added.Then the man said, "Isn't this 6 million?"
The reporter could not catch up with the speed of the change, but he was confused, "Eh, 6 million units?"It became.At the same time, the greenery and yellow flashed alternately with intense momentum, but only the red flashing, and when the flashing interval opened, the last several participants began to compete.I understood it.
The man took a breath, saying, "This is amazing," while staring at the monitor to bite.
The number was "630", but the red blinking is likely to stop, and there is no sign to stop.Even if he goes to the "638", he has repeatedly rejected the blinking.
The man sighed, "It's amazing."
However, every time there is such a long competition, the time is up, the difference between an even -numbered lane and an odd lane will open, and the time will be tighter at the same time, and the time will be tight.At this time, the odd -numbered lane was moving faster, and the late -numbered lane was about 30th.
Since then, the man has been thinking about whether to leave or lower the minimum exhibition price while exploring the trends of the day while working with his arms and looking at the monitor screen.
The man decided to lower the truck that had been exhibited for 4 million yen last time to 3.8 million yen, hoping to sell it out.He seemed to find the direction of the schedule that was expected to be tight, and the man headed to the cafeteria on the same floor, saying, "I have a little time, so I will eat lunch in the meantime."
▲ You can check the monitor during your meal
A cook woman at the counter told me that she can choose from three menus, "Hamkatsu bento", "curry" or "udon".
The man ordered, put the finished curry on the tray, poured tea into a paper cup, and sat in his seat.In front of Corona, he was able to choose more set meal menus.
In the cafeteria, people who had sewn between the competitions at the dinner while watching the trends on the monitor screen, where the auction video was projected in real time.
When I finished eating, I got ready to return to the venue and got up.
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