For Immediate Release:
September 26, 2012
Online surplus auction scheduled
for Oct. 13-17
Sale of items will begin to close at 6 p.m. Oct. 17
FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County has scheduled a fall 2012 auction of surplus vehicles and equipment that will begin Saturday, Oct. 13. The entire auction is being conducted online.
Bidding for all items will commence at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 and will begin to close at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. All bidders must pre-register with the auctioneer, Auction Liquidation Services, at www.govauctionlistservices.com.
The items were assembled from the county’s Fleet Services, Bridge Department, Buildings & Grounds, Reclamation Center, Park System and seized and surplus property from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
A full list of the items including pictures, descriptions, terms of sale and other auction information may be found online at www.govauctionlistservices.com.
All items for sale will be available for viewing from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15 and Tuesday, Oct. 16. Most items will be available at the Public Works and Engineering Complex, 250 Center St., Freehold.
Successful bidders will be able to pick up their item or items at 250 Center St., Freehold, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 and Friday, Oct. 19.
The county experimented with an online auction in 2007 by selling just two large items on the World Wide Web, and the county nearly doubled its expected price. Since then all of the county’s auctions have been conducted online. To date, the online auctions have netted $2,199,350 for the county.
“These auctions are a great success in that we are able to attract bidders from outside of New Jersey,” Freeholder Gary J. Rich Sr. said. “Selling the county’s surplus items online has allowed us to consolidate our operations and reduce overtime expense for the auction to zero.”
The county anticipates holding its next online surplus auction in the spring of 2013.
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