Given the popularity of eBay and other web based sales sites, the City decided to test those waters and for the first time rather than holding an old fashioned live auction for the sale of surplus City property, interested buyers can preview and bid on items on line from the convenience of their own home using their computer.
I’m guessing the auctioneer might not be happy but we think everyone else will be with this easy to use and convenient internet auction. We’ve got 82 different items ranging from heavy equipment vehicles to lawn mowers and tractors.
It’s not all big outdoor stuff, you can also find typewriters, printers and desks. See for yourself, here’s the link to the online site: http://asset-auctions.assetnation.com/index.cfm/general/AuctionDetail/AuctionID/342
Obviously we’re hoping that the online interest will push up the value of the surplus items that we’re selling. We’re not going to solve our budget troubles with the auction but every penny counts these days so why not try to get as much as we can.