Weston, MA Lists Observatory Dome for Sale on Municibid

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The public school system in Weston, Massachusetts is selling an observatory dome in an online auction that ends May 31st.

Weston, MA Lists Observatory Dome for Sale on Municibid

Weston is auctioning the observatory dome on Municibid.com because the website has an established nationwide reach growing every day.

In an online auction that started on May 9th and ends on May 31st, the Town of Weston, MA is selling a fully functional observatory dome for additional non-tax revenue. By using an established, but innovative, online government auctions site specifically designed for municipalities, Weston is conducting a 3-week auction of its school system’s unusual surplus item. The agency is looking to garnish thousands of dollars to be put back into its budget.

Observatory domes are generally used for stargazing and other observations of celestial events through telescopes. An online search for similar observatory domes shows that potential buyers could purchase a new dome for backyard use for several thousand dollars. Weston’s dome is fully functional and made of sturdy, long lasting materials, making it ideal for either public or personal use. Another school district would be an ideal buyer for this dome, but a backyard sky watcher would get great enjoyment from this item as well.

The Town of Weston is using online auction site, Municibid.com to sell the item. Municibid was established in 2006 and has grown steadily since, with 1,000 government agencies auctioning surplus through the efficient online system. The town is auctioning the observatory dome online because the website has an established nationwide reach growing every day. Auctions on Municibid result in competitive bidding and fair prices for government surplus items.

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 Weston’s online auction of the observatory dome ends on May 31st. The entire structure is ½ and ¾ decking clad in copper. The dome is fully functional. It rotates and the door slides open. The platform is a 2x8 joist in fair condition. A crane lifted the structure off the block wall foundation; it was transported on a flatbed to location; and an excavator lifted it off the trailer. This observatory dome is being sold as is where is. The buyer is responsible for transporting the observatory dome within 30 business days of purchase. Inspection of the dome is available by contacting the Weston School’s Facilities Department at 781-786-5270.

The Town of Weston’s surplus auction can be found online here:

About Municibid.com
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.

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