HIGH POINT, N.C. – Lamps, vases, and other market samples went fast on the auction floor at AFD Home in High Point Friday.
Now that furniture market is over, residents are pouring into the store for their chance to snag this year's hottest market samples.
From now through Sunday, hundreds of people are expected to pack into AFD for its bi-annual post market auction.
Market samples from about 20 vendors will be auctioned off, starting at 10 percent of its price.
Ashley Eouse is vice president of sales for AFD and says the auction was started five years ago to give residents a chance to take part in the city's biggest event.
"The international show is here in High Point and nobody in High Point is actually able to participate," Eouse said.
Just a few blocks away, the Salvation Army is also making market samples available to residents with most items marked down by at least 75 percent.
Money raised from the after-market sample sale goes right back into the community.
"Our food pantry, our rent assistance, our emergency assistance and our Boys and Girls Club," said Hannah Joyce, marketing and communications director for the Salvation Army in High Point. "It's a win-win for us and the community."