Moon Township, PA (PRWEB) January 23, 2013
In an online auction slated to end on the first day of February, Moon Township, Pennsylvania is selling its used heavy equipment for additional non-tax revenue. By using an established, but innovative, online government auctions site specifically designed for municipalities, Moon Township has already attracted over 150 bids on its surplus items, including crawlers, dump trucks, plows, and flatbeds. With just under two weeks remaining, the township expects to garnish thousands of dollars to be put back into its budget.
Moon Township is using online auction site, Municibid.com to sell this used heavy equipment. Municibid was established in 2006 and has grown steadily since, with over 800 government agencies auctioning surplus through the efficient online system. Moon Township Public Works Operations Manager, John Scott says they chose to use Municibid to auction things like crawlers, dump trucks, and flatbeds because the website has a broad exposure to the nationwide public, which should result in many participants and higher bids than an onsite auction or private sale.
Municibid Founder and CEO, Greg Berry said, “Taxpayer demand and tightened budgets require government agencies to look for new ways of increasing non-tax revenue. Municibid is an easy way to achieve this and at no cost to the agency.” Berry added “Auction items will reach a much broader, national audience of competing bidders, leading to better net results.”
The Moon Township Surplus Auction went live on the Municibid website on January 1st and has gotten a slew of traffic and hits. With 11 items up for auction, including a Ford F350 4x4 diesel flatbed, a Case 450 Hi Lift Crawler, a Fisher snow plow with mount, and a Chevy 7.5 ton dump truck, township officials are looking for thousands of dollars in revenue to be put back into the municipal budget.
All of the available items can be found on the Municibid website here: http://www.municibid.com/search.asp?searchtxt=moontwp&searchtype=2
Municibid.com is an online government auctions platform serving over 800 state and local government agencies across the US from cities like Philadelphia, Boston and Baton Rouge, to small towns, authorities, school districts and universities. Municibid is designed for government agencies to more effectively sell surplus, forfeitures and other no longer needed items to the public via a convenient and easy-to-use website. Municibid proactively markets items nationwide via social media and traditional avenues at no cost to the selling agency.