Sneak peek: State Vehicle Auction

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DAVIS — “There are 430 items up for bid” and they’re open to the public in tomorrow’s auction in Davis.

“All of these vehicles are considered non-runners,” says Monica Hassan of the Department of General Services. But, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they don’t work. “Some of them can be fixed easily” Hassan says.

And, it can be as easy is throwing on some new tires. “We try told an auction every two months but it depends on supply.” This year, the department of General Services has a ton of supply because Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order. His goal was to cut state expenses by getting rid of items that cost the state money to fix.

The Davis auction yard can get dusty, but underneath some dust, you might just find a gem, like a 1966 yellow firetruck with only 1,600 miles on it. But, there’s no way to predict how much it till go for in Wednesday’s auction. “The auctioneer will look at it and start at $1,000 maybe, if no one bids on it he’ll drop it down.” Hassan says.

Everything is at the risk of the bidder, there are no returns or exchanges. The auction begins Wednesday at 9am at the Davis Auction Yard on Chiles Road.

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