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Feb 17

City of Lakewood Surpasses $1MM Milestone with Online Auctions

LAKEWOOD, Ohio, Jan. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The City of Lakewood began using in August 2009 to sell their surplus and obsolete assets to the public. Since then, Lakewood has sold over $1.2 million in surplus assets, with the net proceeds going back into the city’s General Fund., a site dedicated exclusively to helping government clients sell their surplus, has partnered with the city to help them dispose of their assets with higher returns and a greener solution.

The City of Lakewood has conducted over 600 successful auctions in many categories to reach this milestone, ranging from emergency vehicles and equipment, to computers, to playground equipment and water meters. The city has discovered that one person’s trash could equal treasure after selling over $100,000 worth of used garbage trucks, photography equipment, and music instruments. Additionally, they have sold over $5,000 in bicycles and over $400,000 in heavy and light duty trucks, returning the revenue to the city and its taxpayers.

In addition to great returns, the utilization of online auctions has the advantage of allowing the city’s surplus assets to be reused rather than ending up in a landfill. “We want to do our part to help care for the environment and using GovDeals is one way we do this,” says Kim Deyarmin, City of Lakewood Purchasing Manager.

The city of Lakewood must first declare items surplus or obsolete before they can be placed at auction on GovDeals. After this process, the city will then place the item up for auction.

All auctions are open to the public and bidder registration is free.  New bidders interested in bidding on any auctions on GovDeals can complete their registration at

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Media Contact:

Angela Jones
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Kim Deyarmin
City of Lakewood
(216) 529-6075
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