Going, going, gone! All items sold at city auction

The city auction on Saturday produced more than $100,000 for city coffers, and several of the 169 bidders walked away with huge deals.

With more than 500 items to bid on and 211 attendees, the city impound yard off Popp’s Ferry Road was a busy place to be.

From 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., surplus or seized vehicles, jewelry, tools, heavy equipment, office furniture, bicycles and more were auctioned off to the highest bidder.  All items were sold “as is, where is” with no guarantees or warranties.

The auction was conducted by longtime auctioneer Nick Clark who said “there were unbelievable deals,” and “everything seemed to sell for what it was worth.”

The most popular items at the auction where the vehicles.

“The highest selling vehicle was a black 2006 Toyota Tundra that sold for $5,750” said Chief Administrative Office David Nichols.  “The lowest bid went to some miscellaneous tools for just under $5.”

Heavy equipment was also very prevalent at the auction.  The highest selling item of the day was a 1999 Bio Grinder, a stump grinder that sold for $19,900.  That was followed by a John Deere Dozer for $7,500.

“I am pleased with the results of the auction,” said Nichols.  “It went smoothly and everyone seemed to be happy with their purchases.”

In addition to the bidding, a concessions area was available and manned by the Biloxi Police Explorers and shuttle service was provided by the Biloxi Fire Department.
See photos from the auction


News and notes

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