I wonder if it's still possible in Skyward Sword, since doing that in people's homes tends to anger them in that game, or at least in what I saw in some places, where breaking the chandelier or the dishware angered both the owner and the grumpy woman.
But the auction goes on at night, doesn't it?...You'll have to pick your times extremely carefully and make sure you get the sailors to drag the auction dude to the cafe with them! Lol! ...It's actually been a while since I played the windwaker, and i dont think i ever beat the game. My brother did several times and I almost beat it! XD