Wanna buy a snowplow blade? A pool table? An infant CPR mannequin? A backhoe, portable Breathalyzer, non-flammable locker or a case of 1,323 disposable culture tubes? Has the government got a deal for you.
These and a startling variety of other items are up for grabs in government property auctions. Local, state and federal authorities put an ever-changing array of items up for public bid: decommissioned battleships, heavy equipment, lighthouses, fashion accessories, medical supplies, kitchen appliances, cold-weather gear, aircraft staircases and even strip clubs.