Easton, MA (PRWEB) September 06, 2013
In an online auction that started on August 12th and ends on September 12th, the Town of Easton Public Works Department in Massachusetts is selling over 50 government surplus items, including Ford dump trucks, pickup trucks and utility trucks, laptop and desktop computers, electronic equipment and components, power tools, antique pianos, phonographs, classroom supplies, and even a diamond ring for additional non-tax revenue. By using an established, but innovative, online government auctions site specifically designed for municipalities, Easton is conducting a 1-month auction of its surplus items. The government agency is looking to garnish thousands of dollars to be put back into its budget.
The Town of Easton, MA is using online auction site, Municibid.com to sell the items. Municibid was established in 2006 and has grown steadily since, with over 1,000 government agencies auctioning surplus through the efficient online system. Among the hundreds of governments using Municibid in Massachusetts and the surrounding area are the cities of Boston, Beverly, Westfield, and Salem. Easton is auctioning its surplus items online because the Municibid website has an established nationwide reach growing every day. Auctions on Municibid result in competitive bidding and fair prices for government surplus items.
The Town of Easton started using Municibid successfully in 2011 to sell their surplus, including a 1992 Ford Super Duty 1-Ton Dump Truck and an 8 ft. Pony Motor Sander. Their last online auction netted thousands of dollars to go back into the town’s budget.
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 Town of Easton, MA’s online auction of their government surplus items ends on September 12th. Included in the auction is a 1997 Ford F450 Super Duty Dump Truck, a 7' 6" Fisher Minute Mount Plow, a 1975 Grand Piano, and 50 other items.
The Town of Easton, MA Surplus Store can be found online here:
Municibid.com is an online government auctions platform serving 1,000 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.