On Saturday, Eric and I ventured to the Southern Sales Auction in Jessup, MD, which is a huge warehouse full of overstock building materials that companies apparently sell on consignment. We'd heard good things but didn't really know what we were in for. We wasted a lot of time looking at vanities that went for above retail prices - the auction mentality really tricks people sometimes - but we ended up buying 700 sf of really nice 6" x 24" porcelain tile (color pictured here) for the basement floor for under $1psf (versus $4psf we had in the budget and its retail price of $7 that we looked up online) and a $1200 GE Profile Dishwasher for $200! It took practically all day Saturday at the auction and all day Sunday picking up our wares, but we shaved about $2000 off our budget, so it was a weekend well spent! The auctions take place once a month so we're already making a shopping list for next time!