County to Host Surplus Auction May 17

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Clark County will host a government surplus auction at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, at 4320 Stephanie St., off Flamingo Road near Dog Fancier’s Park.

The popular auctions feature vehicles, office equipment, lost and found electronics, and other items used or acquired by government agencies, including McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the local cities and state of Nevada.

Clark County contracts with TNT Auction to manage the auctions. Catalogs listing vehicles and miscellaneous items being sold at auction are posted on TNT’s website at www.tntauction.com. The catalogs get updated regularly as the date of the sale approaches. Anyone planning to participate in the live, on-site auction to bid on vehicles or miscellaneous items must register in person at the TNT Auction trailer set up on the auction grounds. Preview and pre-registration hours open three days in advance of the sale, Wednesday, May 14, through Friday, May 16,9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Our auctions are very popular with the public, and you need to register on site to participate in the on-site auction,” said John Boris, assistant manager of Clark County’s Automotive Division, which oversees the sales. “You can come down during the preview period to register and see some of the items that will be sold.”

To register as bidders, participants need to present a valid ID. There is no cost to register. Upon winning a bid on auction day, payment is expected. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, cashier’s checks, credit cards, debit cards, traveler’s checks or money orders. Clark County has an instructional video in English and Spanish posted on its website at  www.ClarkCountyNV.gov and on YouTube to show prospective participants how the registration, bidding and payment process works.

An exception for on-site registration is if you plan to participate in the online portion of the vehicle auction, which is conducted at the same time as the on-site vehicle auction. Miscellaneous items are sold on site only during a separate auction that is conducted at the same time as the vehicle auction. Anyone who plans to bid for vehicles online must register in advance of the sale online through TNT’s website. If you register online for the vehicle auction, you must bid online. Clark County’s next surplus auction will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22, at8 a.m. at the Stephanie Street location. In 2013 the auctions raised $4.3 million for participating governmental entities, including $1.4 million for Clark County.  Each auction drew an average of 1,404 registered bidders.

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