City to Offer Surplus Items and Goods Online - Municibid Blog

City to Offer Surplus Items and Goods Online

From the following article on the salem patch  

The following is courtesy of Tom Watkins, purchasing agent for the City of Salem.

The City of Salem is set to once again take their surplus auctions online with

Municibid is designed for local and state government entities to increase non-tax revenue by enabling them to more effectively sell their surplus items by using municibid’s online government auction platform.

“Given the success we had in a previous auction, the City of Salem has decided to continue auctioning our surplus goods on municibid” said Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, adding “the online auction allows us to expose our items to a much broader audience resulting in more bidders and higher bids for our items.”

Unlike other auction services, municibid does not charge commission on sales.

A link on the Purchasing Department webpage at will bring interested bidders straight to the auction site.v

Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 23, bidders will have the chance to make continuous online bids for various items ranging from a laser jet printer to a street sweeper. Depending on the item, bidding will close at various times on Wednesday, Sept. 7.  The following items have been made available for auction at

Laser Jet Printer, 1990 Ford F-500 Dump, 1998 Elgin Street Sweeper, 1999 Ford F-350 Pick Up, 1995 Bombadier, 1997 Ford F-350 Dump, 2001 Ford E450 Van, 1999 Ford F350 Rackbody, 1992 Blue Bird Bus, Utility Trailer, 2001 Ford Crown Victoria, 1996 Crown Victoria and 1990 Green Bronco II.


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