(Las Vegas, NV) — From cars and trucks to laptops and iPads, you name it, it’s probably up for bid at this weekend’s government surplus auction put on by Clark County.
Clark County holds 3 of these auctions per year. Government agencies from around Southern Nevada auction off equipment they no longer use or need. In addition, David Johnson, Clark County’s Automotive Division manager, says lost and found items from McCarran International Airport contribute to the 500 miscellaneous items up for grabs.
“We’ll have iPads, mp3 players, iPods, digital cameras, laptops, jewelry,” says Johnson. There are also 150 cars up for auction including sedans, pickups, police vehicles…even heavy equipment.”
The auctions have been successful. Each event typically draws more than 1,400 people ready and willing to bid.
“There is no reserve on any items. They sell for what they sell for. Used car salesmen always show up to these events, so you know that you are getting good deals, ” states Johnson.
Clark County contracts with TNT Auction to manage the sales. Johnson strongly urges those who want to participate to pre-register for Saturday’s event. If you plan to participate in the live auction, you will need to register in person at a TNT Auction trailer set up on site at 4320 Stephanie Street. 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. Anyone who plans to bid for vehicles online must register in advance 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.
Last year’s auctions brought in $4.3 million. That money goes back to the government agencies involved. Last year, Clark County earned $1.4 million as a result of the auctions.
For more information on how to participate, you can check out the how-to video on Clark County’s website.
You can also preview the list of items up for auction at TNT’s website.
The auction is this Saturday, March 1st at 9a.m.