Cumberland County officials say they saved taxpayers $20,000 buying a used truck on an Internet auction site instead of buying new offline. Bobby Howard, the county’s solid waste director, placed the winning bid at GovDeals.com for a used 2008 International box truck, to be used daily in the county’s recycling division to pick up materials from county buildings and post offices for recycling. The county has used GovDeals.com to mostly unload surplus vehicles since signing up last year. This was one of its first purchases on the electronic-commerce site, according to a county spokesperson.
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