COLUMBUS – Approximately 260 vehicles will be up for bid at the State of Ohio surplus auction Saturday, Dec. 13.
The Ohio Department of Administrative Services will hold the December 2014 auction at the General Services Division headquarters, 4200 Surface Road, in Columbus. The gates open at 8 a.m., two hours before the auction starts at 10 a.m. The lot will remain open until 5 p.m. on the day of the sale.
This auction features the widest selection of cars, SUVs, vans and trucks since 2007. Items up for bid include a 2007 Harley-Davidson FLHT Electra Glide motorcycle, a 1969 Bombardier MM68 Muskeg tractor, a 2003 Hummer as well as several four-wheel drive vehicles.
Vehicles may be inspected between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 8 through 12. Vehicles may be started between 8 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12.
Ohio surplus vehicles are sold “as-is” with no warranties. All vehicles must be paid for in full the day of the auction. DAS will accept cash, credit and debit cards (Discover, MasterCard and Visa) at the auction. There is a three percent service fee on all credit and debit card transactions. 30-day temporary tags will be available for purchase on site the day of the auction for $18 cash.
To view all of the items, visit: http://www.dasapps.ohio.gov/Surplus/nextauction.asp.
Surplus property auctions provide the general public an opportunity to purchase quality goods at reduced prices, while enabling the state to recoup a portion of its initial investment. Miscellaneous property and vehicle auctions generated more than $4.2 million during fiscal year 2014.
Public auctions are the last step in the state’s surplus program. State agencies declare property as surplus because it is either damaged or at the end of its life cycle for government use. In addition, property may include items seized by law enforcement officials, as well as items contributed by airline passengers. Other state agencies, state higher education facilities, tax-supported agencies, municipal corporations, and other political subdivisions of the state, including public schools receive an opportunity to obtain the property. DAS sells the remaining property at public auctions.