Food Auction in Holt

31 03 2009

I had heard about food auctions in other cities, but I had never heard any being publicized here in the Lansing area….that is until tonight.  I noticed this story from on my RSS feed. 

It might seem a little unconventional, buying your groceries at an auction instead of a supermarket, but some people we spoke with say the savings is unbelieveable [sic].

For thrifty grocery shoppers, clipping coupons and buying generic brands isn’t good enough anymore, and here in Holt, food auctions are seeing an increase in popularity.

“I think over the last 6 months we’ve definitely seen an increase. In February we had about 115 bidders, we only have 96 chairs back there,” said Chris Crepeau, of the Michigan Auction Sales.

So, how does it work?

The food is cheaper because it is purchased in bulk and may be nearing its sell by date.

“Some of the things might be close to going out of date, but 99% of everything we sell is in date,” Crepeau said.

But in date or not, Fox doesn’t let that stand in the way of a bargain.

“It’s all good stuff, I’ve never had anything that was bad,” Fox said.

Interesting concept.  If you want more information, check out




5 responses

1 06 2009

FOOD AUCTION May 5th FRI 5:30 pm at the Tecumseh Trade Center & Flea Market 9129 Tecumseh Clinton Hwy. Tecumseh MI. 49756
Keith (734) 461-6819

Next one Wed 3rd 11:am

We buy most anything of value
Estates welcomed

3 03 2011
Robert D. Davido


My name is Robert Davido with Denver Wholesale Foods in Denver,PA and we sell dry, frozen and refrigerated items that are close coded, in date or out of date to many auctioneers in the USA. Please feel free to contact me on my cell at 717-829-3067 to view our website becasue you will need a password and username to get onto the website.

Thank you for your consederation

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19 05 2016
michelle deline

we still have food auctions once monthly at Michigan auction sales next one June 26th 2016. public welcome

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