Pre-Registration Opens Wednesday for Saturday Auction
The preview and pre-registration period for the first government surplus auction of the year opens on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 9 a.m., three days in advance of Saturday’s sale on March 2.
Anyone interested in participating in the auction is urged to avoid lines on Saturday by pre-registering as a bidder at the registration office set up on site during the preview period. The sales site is located in a County storage lot at 4320 Stephanie St., 89122, off East Flamingo Road near Dog Fancier’s Park.
Registration hours are Wednesday through Friday, March 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To register, prospective bidders need to present a valid ID. Saturday’s auction starts at 9 a.m. Payment is expected upon winning a bid. Cash, checks, credit cards, debit cards, cashier’s checks, traveler’s checks and money orders are accepted.
Saturday’s sale is expected to feature about 150 vehicles and 400 lots of miscellaneous items, including computers, bicycles and lost and found merchandise from McCarran International Airport. During the preview period, the public can view some vehicles and merchandise that will be sold. TNT Auction, the contractor that manages the sales, posts a complete catalog of vehicle and miscellaneous sale items on its website at www.tntauction.com. The catalogs get updated regularly as the date of the auction approaches and participants submit more items for sale.
“Our auctions are very popular with the public,” said David Johnson, manager of the County’s Automotive Division. “The public gets good deals on well-maintained equipment, and the participating government agencies earn some revenue for their departments and programs.”
The vehicle auction takes place both live and online. Participants who plan to bid online for vehicles must register in advance of the sale through TNT’s website. Anyone planning to participate in Saturday’s live auction to bid on vehicles or any other merchandise must register in person and on site to participate.
The next auction will be held on Saturday, May 18. The three auctions held in 2012 raised $3.4 million for participating agencies, including $971,000 for Clark County. Each auction drew an average of 1,230 registered bidders. Participating agencies include the airport, the local cities, the state of Nevada, UNLV, Clark County School District, Las Vegas Valley Water District, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, St. George, and Washington County, Utah.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 42 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.