Ah, the Conpulsion charity auction. I remember my first one. Everyone said I had to go to the auction and when I pointed out that I was a student with the disposable income of, well, a student, they said that didn’t matter. If you want to go and buy stuff, great, there’s always a bit of art, some really good deals and unique Conpulsion mementos and collectibles. But mostly, you go for the drama. Watch as two people bitterly fight over the right to own a pink T-Shirt, pushing the boundaries of what is financially advisable in today’s economic climate, before immediately grabbing a house-moving box of board games for yourself for £15. And the best thing of all? It’s all for charity! It’s brutal, cut-throat, competitive niceness! What’s not to love?
That’s all on the Saturday. But if you miss that, then do not fear. It gets even more insane at the Fire Sale on Sunday.