City to auction variety of surplus and seized vehicles, equipment

Longtime auctioneer Nick Clark says bargain hunters will find great deals when the city auctions scores of surplus or seized vehicles, jewelry, tools, TVs, computers and other merchandise, and it’s going to be a great deal, even for spectators.

The city will be auctioning the property on Saturday, April 14 beginning at 9 a.m. at the city impound yard at 1656 Popp’s Ferry Road. Among the bargains will be mowers, copiers, fire trucks, buses and electronics. All items will be sold, regardless of price.

Those interested can preview items on Friday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the impound yard, which is on city property just east of the Cedar Lake Road. The auction itself has a $10 admission fee. A concession stand will offer food and soft drinks.

“People are going to be able to get unbelievable deals,” said Clark, a licensed auctioneer who has been in the business for more than 30 years. “The highest bidder takes it, regardless of the bid. The $10 admission fee is non-refundable, but even if you don’t buy a thing, you’re going to get a lot of entertainment for $10. I might even sing and dance and do a whole show.”

The items will be sold “as is, where is,” with no guarantees or warranties, Clark said. All purchased items must be removed no later than Wednesday, April 18 at 4 p.m. The auction will accept cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard or Discover cards. City of Biloxi employees are prohibited from bidding on items.

The items run the gamut, Clark said.

“What we have,” Clark observed, “is a lot of city-owned equipment, and city-owned equipment seems to be better taken care of than old, abandoned or seized equipment. It’s a good variety, too, with plenty of vehicles, tools, bikes, copiers, printers, and so on. This will be a better-than-average auction.”

See more: To visit Nick Clark’s website, click here.

Print the flier: To print a flier about the upcoming auction, click here.