Government agencies turn to auction sites to sell excess supplies

When government agencies want to get rid of excess stuff – from busted helicopters to used computers – they’re doing it like everyone who cleans out a garage these days; they’re going high-tech and reaching out to bargain hunters online.

More and more governments are selling surplus goods on Internet auction services, where sellers can list items without moving them from their warehouses and people hunting for deals can bid with a mouse click from the comfort of, well, anywhere.

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