Goochland County Selling Surplus Online
Goochland County is selling surplus and confiscated items on line.
The County is now one of some 3,000 government agencies across the country using GovDeals.com, an online auction:
Elias: It’s definitely the administrative savings. I’ve done auctions for 30 years. This is much faster, much simpler. You get a far greater audience. And we sold an ambulance to a buyer from California who would never have seen it. And there were 30 bidders on the item and that was the high bidder.
Goochland’s Purchasing Agent, Al Elias. Anyone, he said, can make a bid.
Elias: You can register the buyer at no cost. We have a link on a purchasing department webpage to GovDeal and you can buy anything anywhere, not just the county’s surplus, you can buy, you know, tractors, mowers, old computers, office furniture, cars.
Since 2001, 199 Virginia governments have sold more than $13 million worth of surplus and seized property. Goochland’s next auction is today.
John Ogle, WCVE News