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Bargain hunters take note:Mohave County surplus auction starts soon

KINGMAN - Mohave County will offer a variety of retired vehicles, equipment and parts during its annual online auction in December.

The auction includes 47 retired county vehicles and 36 pallets of miscellaneous vehicle equipment and parts. The online auction will be conducted through Public Surplus, a contracted Internet service that works like eBay but is designed specifically for use by governmental agencies.

The online auction opens at 8 a.m. Dec. 3 and closes at 6 p.m. Dec. 10. To view the items online, register for the auction or bid on anything there, visit www.publicsurplus.com/sms/mohave.az/browse/home?tm=m. Registration is free for potential bidders, but they are advised to read the terms and conditions carefully before placing bids and purchasing items.

Also, bidders may inspect the vehicles, equipment and parts in person from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3-10, excluding Saturday and Sunday, at 3675 E. Andy Devine Ave. No appointment is necessary.

"There's quite a bit there for the public to look at this time," said Annie Newton-Fruhwirth, director of the Mohave County Procurement Department. "And we've made it even more convenient because people can come out without an appointment. We'll have procurement officers there each day and they'll even start the cars. This auction is a big deal that we get calls about all year."

Public Surplus collects all payments for Mohave County on all successful surplus auctions. All bidders will be required to post a bid deposit of $1 for small items and $100 for larger items, for each auction of interest. Also, a 10 percent buyer premium will be added to the final sale price.

Payment is due within five business days after the close of the auction, and acceptable payment methods include Paypal, debit and credit card, e-check, money order, cashier's check and wire transfer.

All sales are final, and bidders are responsible for making arrangements to pick up auction items. Mohave County does not provide any shipping, crating, loading or tools needed to move items. The winning bidder must pick up all items in person within 10 business days following the close of the auction.

For more information, call the Mohave County Procurement Department at (928) 753-0752.

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