Used Township Equipment Generates Online Auction Fever - Municibid Blog

Used Township Equipment Generates Online Auction Fever

Taken from an article on the Woodbridge Patch written by Deborah Bell

Woodbridge has found an interesting way to dispose of its used vehicles. They’re going online to find auction bidders who are in the market for used fire pumpers and garbage trucks at good prices.

And don’t forget the street sweeper.

At municibid.com, an online auction site, the township has listed four pieces of equipment for the auction block. One is a 1985 American LaFrance fire truck pumper that was in service at the Fords Fire Company. The pumper ha 11,130 miles on it that was certified as fit in 2011.

With less than a week to go, it has 7 bids at $1,650, but it still hasn’t hit its reserve price.

Two of Woodbridge’s old garbage trucks, the type used before the township went to a robo-armed trash pick up system, are also up for sale.

The two trucks, both 2001 models, each have around 90,000 miles on them, and they’re bringing in better prices in the $2,500 range.

A 1994 Elgin street sweeper is also up for bid. It’s missing a few parts and has approximately 130,000 miles on it. Right now the high bid is $525.

All the equipment is available for inspection at the township’s Public Works garage in Keasbey prior to the auctions’ end on April 4.

This online bidding system is a cash and carry proposition. The winning bidders are told need “cash or certified check” when they come to pick up their equipment.

Municipalities are looking for new ways to generate revenues said, municibid CEO Greg Berry, and that makes his website a perfect match.

“Taxpayer demand and tightened budgets require government agencies to look for new ways of increasing non-tax revenue, municibid is an easy way to earn substantially more money for surplus at no cost to the agency,” Berry said in a statement.

“Auction items will reach a much broader, national and global audience of competing bidders.”

 

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