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Auction of state property features electronic equipment

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Mar 16, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Computer and other electronic equipment will be among the items available for bid at the State of Ohio miscellaneous property auction Saturday, March 23.

The auction will be held at the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, General Services Division headquarters, 4200 Surface Road, Columbus, 43228. The doors open at 8 a.m.; the auction begins at 9 a.m.

In addition to electronic equipment, other items are office furniture and a wide variety of miscellaneous items, including a Ford truck tailgate, Hobart meat slicer, Kubota Hopper, aluminum canoe, two John Deere snow blowers and wine glasses.

Purchased items must be paid for in full the day of the sale. Cash and credit cards are accepted. All methods of payment other than cash must be approved by the auctioneers, Cassel & Associates.

All purchased items must be picked up by 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 27. Regular warehouse hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The warehouse is open until 6 p.m. on the day of the auction.

Surplus property auctions provide the general public an opportunity to purchase quality goods at reduced prices and enable the state to recoup a portion of its initial investment. Miscellaneous property and vehicle auctions generated more than $3.6 million last fiscal year.

Public auctions are the last step in the state's surplus program. State agencies declare property as surplus because it is damaged or at the end of its life cycle for government use. In addition, property may include items seized by law enforcement officials as well as items contributed by airline passengers. The property then is made available to other state agencies, state higher education facilities, tax-supported agencies, municipal corporations and other political subdivisions of the state, including public schools. Remaining property is sold at the public auctions.

For more information, call Jim Rooker at (614) 466-7636 or visit the DAS State and Federal Surplus Services website at www.ohio.gov/surplus.

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