Clark County will host the last and largest government surplus auction of 2015 at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 4320 Stephanie St., off Flamingo Road near Dog Fancier’s Park.
Preview and pre-registration hours open three days in advance of the sale, Wednesday, Nov. 18, through Friday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The popular auctions feature vehicles, office equipment, lost and found electronics, and other items used or acquired by government agencies, including McCarran International Airport, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the area cities and state of Nevada.
“The November auction is our biggest one of the year because inventories have built up since our last sale was held in May,” said David Johnson, manager of Clark County’s Automotive Division, which oversees the auctions. “We encourage participants to check out the many vehicles and other items that will be on site during the preview period, and to register in advance so you don’t miss any action on auction day.”
Clark County contracts with TNT Auction to manage the auctions. Catalogs listing vehicles and miscellaneous items being sold 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. 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. 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. Miscellaneous items are sold on site only during a live, separate auction that is conducted at the same time as the vehicle auction.
In 2014 the auctions raised $4.3 million for participating governmental entities, including $1.4 million for Clark County. Each auction drew an average of 1,503 registered bidders.