I went last year and it was a complete waste of time. Your time is worth something. The money you save after you figure in the premium, taxes, etc. does not equate to any real savings. If you like crowds and watching people go nuts, it's good entertainment, I guess.
I stayed for the entire day last year and I didn't buy a thing. I ended up shaking my head at how stupid some people were. Lots of stuff went for more than retail. The auction houses love it when the police auction takes place - it brings out the noobs. Honestly, save your ten bucks and quench your curiosity some other way. Unless you have nothing better to do. Having said all that, there were some things that went for a decent price, but they were few and far between. Not worth the aggravation.
EDIT: OK, if you have never been to an auction before, I guess it would be a good learning experience. Just remember to figure in the buyer's premium and don't get caught up in the hype or get involved in a bidding war. Know what you are buying. Check the brand and remember that most of this stuff comes with no warranty. No returns. All sales are final.
Yolo should be replaced with, "You Only Die Once!"
RS - helping FOB's blend in with Canadian society and culture since its inception. god bless