Online auctions net nearly $300K

Online auctions of used government property have generated nearly $300,000 in revenue for Atlantic County since their implementation in 2008, County Executive Dennis Levinson said in a recent press release. This is more than double what live auctions have brought in for the county from 2005 to 2008. In addition to older model motor vehicles, heavy construction equipment, miscellaneous power equipment and used or damaged office equipment and furniture, recent online auctions have included spent ammunition casings (useful as scrap metal) from the Atlantic County Firearms Training Facility in Egg Harbor Township. The county’s 2010 online auctions were coordinated by its Division of Budget and Purchasing and conducted by, a state-contracted vendor.

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