Mobile // Mobile Applications
News
5/29/2008
11:42 AM
Connect Directly
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

N.Y. County Holds Giant Online Garage Sale

Nassau County is selling a 4,200-square-foot home alongside cufflinks, collectible pens, highway maintenance equipment, power generators, scrap metal, and cameras.

Nassau County in New York is holding what it calls the biggest online garage sale.

Workers from the county's office of purchasing rounded up surplus property and put the goods up for sale at Auctions International to make more efficient use of space and generate extra revenue. Available for purchase: old pianos, jewelry, cars, trucks, land, restaurant equipment, computers, medical equipment, tools, furniture, and more items culled from the corners of closets and basements.

"We are very excited to offer our items through this auction site and hope you take advantage of the many unique items and bargains," county leaders explained on their Web site.

Nassau County is selling a 4,200-square-foot home with a minimum bid of $950,000, alongside cufflinks, collectible pens, watches, highway maintenance equipment, electrical and plumbing supplies, power generators, compressors, scrap metal, and cameras.

A toy metal Gulf tanker trunk from 1918, seized by the District Attorney's Office, had drawn a bid of $51 by Thursday morning. A patrol boat and a weather station had each drawn starting bids of $5.

And, although its inventory is greater than other municipalities, with hundreds of items for sale at once, it's not alone. Auctions International sells items from small towns and municipalities throughout New York State. The Buffalo-based company has begun to attract sellers from as far away as Michigan. A private seller is offering a 26-year-old, 25-foot sailboat for a minimum bid of $7,000.

The auction company also lists and holds live auctions. Buyers can look up past prices and they can access sellers' phone numbers for inquiries before bidding.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Building A Mobile Business Mindset
Building A Mobile Business Mindset
Among 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest - July 22, 2014
Sophisticated attacks demand real-time risk management and continuous monitoring. Here's how federal agencies are meeting that challenge.
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
A UBM Tech Radio episode on the changing economics of Flash storage used in data tiering -- sponsored by Dell.
Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.