Last Government Surplus Auction of Year Set for Nov. 23
The last and largest government surplus auction of 2013 will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 4320 Stephanie St., off Flamingo Road near Dog Fancier’s Park.
The popular auctions feature vehicles, office equipment, lost and found electronics, and other items used or acquired by government agencies, including McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the area cities and state of Nevada.
“November’s auction is always the largest of the year because it’s the first one of the fiscal year when agencies have new budgets allowing them to replace older inventory,” said David Johnson, manager of Clark County’s Automotive Division, which oversees the sales. “We expect a large number of vehicles for sale at this auction that people can get good deals on. McCarran lost and found items such as I-Phones, cameras and laptops also are always popular sellers.”
Interested participants are urged to register as bidders during the preview and pre-registration period opening at the Stephanie Road site three days prior to the auction. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, through Friday, Nov. 22. Participants need to present a valid ID to register. There is no cost to register. Upon winning a bid on auction day, payment is expected. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, cashier's checks, credit cards, debit cards, traveler's checks or money orders. Anyone planning to participate in the live, on-site auction to bid on vehicles or any other items must register in person and on site to participate. Pre-registration helps you avoid long lines on auction day.
Clark County contracts with TNT Auction to manage the sales. A catalog of items being sold at auction gets posted on TNT’s website at www.tntauction.com, and is updated regularly as the date of the upcoming sale approaches. An exception for on-site registration is if you plan to participate in the online portion of the vehicle auction, which occurs in conjunction with the on-site vehicle auction. Anyone who plans to bid for vehicles online during the vehicle auction must register in advance of the sale online through TNT’s website.
Clark County hosts three auctions a year, usually in March, May and November. Auction dates for 2014 are not yet set. In 2012 the auctions raised $3.4 million for participating governmental entities, including $971,000 for Clark County. Each auction drew an average of 1,230 registered bidders. ###