What fastmouthed auctioneers are saying


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That second video finally answers my question as to why the speed is necessary.

I wonder if it would help the Mexican ice cream vendor who slowly chants his way through my neighborhood?



Is that really it though? Just speed? Obviously just talking fast must help the auction move along but I still wonder whether is there any purpose to the cadences and the filler words they use other than tradition. Like is there something psychological going on that lulls people into making impulse bids for things?


Well, he’s basically saying “ice cream” or “popsicles”. How much more psychological influence do you need?


I thought it was just Porky Pig speeded up.


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