Editor's Note: The auction site has been updated and now has listings for the items up for bid. You can reach the site by clicking on this link.
KINGMAN - Surplus Mohave County vehicles, equipment and parts will be going up for online auction this week, and interested buyers are invited to view the items online or in person and place their bids.
The annual event will take place from 6 p.m. Tuesday through 6 p.m. March 31. Bidders may inspect the surplus from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday though March 31, excluding the weekend, at 3675 E. Andy Devine Ave. No appointment is necessary.
The auction items include 45 retired county vehicles, as well as 30 pallets of miscellaneous equipment and parts. The online auctions are conducted through Public Surplus, a contracted Internet service that works much like eBay but is designed specifically for use by governmental agencies and educational institutions.
The vehicles include Ford Rangers, Tauruses, Broncos, Explorers and Expeditions; Chevy Impalas and cargo vans; and Dodge Chargers and Caravans. The details, from running condition to imperfections, are included in the descriptions. The pallets include filters and brakes, tire chains, gun locks, speakers, battery chargers, lights, consoles and partitions.
Registration is free for potential bidders, but it is necessary to read the terms and conditions very carefully before placing bids and purchasing items. All sales are final. All bidders will be required to post a bid deposit. The amount of the deposit ranges from $1 for small items to $100 for larger items, for each item of interest.
In addition, a 10 percent buyer premium will be added to the final sale price. Acceptable methods of payment include Paypal, debit or credit card, and wire transfer. Payment is due within five business days after the close of the auction.
Public Surplus collects all payment for Mohave County on all successful surplus auctions.
Bidders are solely responsible for making arrangements to pick up auction items, including labor for packing, crating, removal and transportation. Mohave County does not provide anything needed to move items. The winning bidder must pick up all items in person within 10 business days after the close of the auction.