Baton Rouge, LA (PRWEB) April 12, 2013
In an online auction that started on April 8th and ends on April 22nd, the City of Baton Rouge is selling 24 lots of bicycles for additional non-tax revenue. By using an established, but innovative, online government auctions site specifically designed for municipalities, Baton Rouge is conducting a 2-week auction of its government surplus items. It is looking to garnish thousands of dollars to be put back into its budget.
This surplus unclaimed bicycles auction is managed by the Baton Rouge Police Dept. Bicycle Registration Division. These bicycles were abandoned and/or seized and were never reclaimed. Baton Rouge is using online auction site, Municibid.com to sell the items. Municibid was established in 2006 and has grown steadily since, with over 800 government agencies auctioning surplus through the efficient online system. Baton Rouge is auctioning surplus items 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 City of Baton Rouge, LA’s online auction of the surplus bicycles ends on April 22nd. Among the bike brands for sale are Roadmaster, Schwinn, Huffy, X-Games, Mongoose, Trek, Ozone and others. The winners of the auctions can pick-up their bicycles at Baton Rouge Police Headquarters located at 704 Mayflower St. Baton Rouge La. Building #9 Room #107. Auction winners need to be aware that a registration fee of $5 (per bike) will be charged, at the time of pick-up, for residents residing in East Baton Rouge Parish.
This surplus auction can be found online here:
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.