September 4, 2008
In the market for a pickup truck, an air compressor or a big-screen television? How about a school bus?
These items and dozens of others will be up for sale to the highest bidder at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, during a public auction at the Ramona Rodeo Grounds, 421 Aqua Lane (Google Map).
“This is a great chance for people to get a good bargain on a new car or truck – and have the peace of mind knowing that vehicle was well-maintained,” said Winston McColl, Director of Purchasing and Contracting for the County of San Diego.
“The auction has the added benefit of helping the County recycle our used equipment – and we’re always looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment,” McColl said.
The County contracts with the company TNT Auction to run the event, and allows other agencies, including the Ramona Water District, the Chula Vista Elementary School District, and the cities of Coronado and Encinitas, to take part.
More than 80 County vehicles are for sale, including Sheriff’s Department patrol cars, and sport-utility vehicles and trucks that were used by the County’s planning and public works departments. The County sells its vehicles when they reach 10 years in age or 100,000 miles.
Money raised through the auction is returned to the County department from which the equipment came.
Potential buyers may preview the sale until 5 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
For a catalog of items for sale and other information, visit the TNT Auction Web site.
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