Preview, Pre-Registration Opens Wednesday for March 1 Auction
The preview and pre-registration period for the first government surplus auction of the year opens Wednesday, Feb. 26, through Friday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 4320 Stephanie St. near East Flamingo Road, the same location as Saturday’s 9 a.m. sale.
A new video is posted on Clark County’s website in English and Spanish to walk prospective participants through the registration, bidding and payment process. A link to the how-to video is posted on the home page of Clark County’s website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov and on YouTube.
“Our auctions are very popular with the public,” said David Johnson, manager of Clark County’s Automotive Division, which oversees the sales. “The video walks you through the process of participating in the auction. A key is to register as a bidder in advance of the sale so you don’t miss any action on auction day.”
Saturday’s auction will feature about 150 vehicles and 500 lots of miscellaneous items used or acquired by government agencies, including furniture, bicycles, office equipment, and lost and found items from McCarran International Airport. During the preview, the public can see vehicles and many items that will be sold on Saturday.
Clark County contracts with TNT Auction to manage the sales. Catalogs listing all vehicles and miscellaneous items being sold are posted on TNT’s website at www.tntauction.com. The catalogs get updated regularly as the date of the sale approaches.
Participants are required to register as bidders to participate in the auction. If you plan to bid during the live auction for vehicles or miscellaneous items, you must register in-person at a TNT Auction trailer set up on site. To register as bidders, participants need to present a valid ID. 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.
An exception for on-site registration is if you plan to participate in the online portion of the vehicle auction. The vehicle auction is conducted online and on-site simultaneously. Miscellaneous items are sold on site only during a separate auction that is conducted at the same time as the vehicle auction. Anyone who plans to bid for vehicles online must register in advance of the sale online through TNT’s website. If you register online for the vehicle auction, you must bid online. If you register on-site to participate in the vehicle auction, you bid on-site.
Clark County’s next surplus auction will be held on Saturday May 17, at 9 a.m. In 2013 the auctions raised $4.3 million for participating governmental entities, including $1.4 million for Clark County. Each auction drew an average of 1,404 registered bidders.