Columbus auctions off city property

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  If you're looking to get a new car or truck, and not spend a lot of money, we've got the place for you to go. This weekend the city of Columbus is holding a public auction to lighten their load and give you some great deals.

With a flick of the wrist any of these items could be yours... And it's all because the city of Columbus simply doesn't need them anymore.

The Deputy Director of Public Services Fleet Division, Harvey Milner explained, "Every so often the city will go out and purchase new equipment and as they purchase new equipment, the old equipment becomes surplus."

And once it's surplus, it can be offered to bidders for a great price.

"People are seeking a bargain. The economy is still rough and tough and if people need a second vehicle, this is the place to find it," said Owner of Wayne Evans Auction Company, Wayne Evans.

The money from the auction will go into the city's general fund and will help various departments buy new equipment.

Milner told News Leader Nine, "There are several ways to determine when a vehicle is ready to go up for auction: mileage, mechanical problems. Primarily when we feel the vehicle has reached its livelihood for the city, we will take the vehicle and auction it off."

Evans added, "There's a lot of good life still in the vehicles because of the maintenance the city has performed on them."

But if you aren't in need of a new car, Milner says the city has plenty more to offer, "We have computers, printers, lawn mowers, weed eaters, refrigerators, gym equipment."

The auction starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday and goes until everything is sold. There is an inspection day Friday from 9 to 4.

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