I had a very good experience with my purchase. The staff were friendly and helpful during the bidding process. The item I purchased was exactly as stated in the auction guide. I do not live in Maine and chose to use the shipper suggested by Thomaston Place. It allowed me to avoid state sales tax on my purchase. In addition, I didn’t have to get involved in coordinating the transfer of the item from the auction house to the shipper. Thomaston Place stressed that buyers had the option to use their own shipper [but] the shipping arrangements offered through [the auction house] worked well for me.