By using the established, but innovative, online government auctions site, Municibid.com, Mansfield has conducted successful sales of its surplus items over the past 2 years and keeps 100% of the profits.
Mansfield, MA (PRWEB) October 17, 2013
The Town of Mansfield in Bristol County, Massachusetts is selling 28 surplus automobiles, office equipment, machinery, and scrap in an online auction that began on October 11th and ends on October 25th. Manfield started selling its government surplus in online auctions held on Municibid.com in the Winter of 2011. Since then, the town has successfully sold hundreds of items resulting in thousands of dollars in non-tax revenue. Goods auctioned on Municibid by Mansfield include vehicles, machinery, and heavy equipment. In their most recent auction that ended on October 15th, the government agency sold nearly three dozen items, including a 1998 CAT 250 kw gunset 480v generator that garnished a high bid of over $16,000. By using the established, but innovative, online government auctions site, Municibid.com, Mansfield has conducted successful sales of its surplus items over the past 2 years and keeps 100% of the profits.
The Town of Mansfield uses online auction site, Municibid.com to sell its used, forfeited, and confiscated items. Municibid was established in 2006 and has grown steadily since, with over 1,000 government agencies auctioning surplus through the efficient online system. The town auctions 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.
Mansfield started using Municibid successfully in 2011 to sell their surplus, including trucks, cars, machinery, tools, electronics, and equipment. Their current online auction started on October 11th and ends on October 25th. There are over two dozen items for sale in this auction, including several former police cruisers, municipal trucks, and professional grade landscaping machinery. Mansfield is looking to net thousands of dollars to go back into the agency’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 Mansfield, 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.