City of Tulsa tries online surplus auction

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Updated: 8/16/2013 10:06 am Published: 8/08/2013 10:10 pm

Old city vehicles, computers, even jewelry.

If you're looking for surplus equipment, there's no need to look any further than your computer.

The city of Tulsa is trying out an online surplus auction. It's as easy as googling "Tulsa city surplus auction."

In seconds you have over 100 items that could be yours with just a click of the mouse. You can even see a picture of the item before bidding on it.

The city is testing a theory.

"It's drawn out a little bit more,” city employee Patricia Cummins said, “and the crowd is not here". They want to see if they can make more money by having people buy online.

FOX23 went to the warehouse to show see some of the items up for grabs.

"We always have lots of computers,” Cummins said.

As well as other office supplies. You can also bid on phones and copy machines.

That's not all, don't forget the medical equipment. They also have CPR dummies and defibrillators.
Cummins also showed us a display case full of goodies that victims of crime never claimed.

“These were confiscated when the police made an arrest,” she said.

Cummins wouldn't tell us much about the results of June's online auction, but after some prodding, she did tell us how they did last month on the vehicles, backhoes and other heavy equipment.

“We're about on the same level,” she said.

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Mayor Maynot - 8/9/2013 5:02 AM
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So business as usual.
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