Need a Harley? Buy one (or two) online from Fayetteville | Community AnnouncementAnnouncement, Banner, News — By Christopher Spencer on September 16, 2010 at 2:46 pm
You’ve got about four days left to bid on one of two 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycles being offered for sale by the city’s new online auction service, GovDeals. They motorcycles are police surplus and up to $6,000 and $6,600 currently.
Up until 2008, the city conducted a live auction in which it was charged 10 percent and the market base was limited to those who could attend at a particular time. With GovDeals, the market base will be unlimited. It is free to sign up on GovDeals.com as a registered bidder.
The City’s surplus equipment and vehicles have typically been sold by hiring an auctioneer and holding a live auction. After an analysis of costs, the City determined that items sold on the internet typically received higher bids. This new method of selling surplus equipment and vehicles (ranging from computer monitors and backhoes to police cars and bulldozers, etc.) will increase the number of bidders and the amount of money received on items, while it will decrease the percentage of auction costs and city staff time.
The City of Fayetteville now joins over 3,050 governments across the country who have adopted GovDeals online auction solution; delivering prescreened buyers and higher prices for auctioned equipment and assets. GovDeals will provide on-site training and advertising, collect the proceeds, and remit the proceeds to the City for less than the City’s 7.5 percent fee. The only equipment required of the City is a digital camera and internet access. GovDeals, Inc. will notify the City when payment has been made, the Buyer will make arrangements with the City to pick up their item within ten days, and GovDeals, Inc. will remit proceeds to the City weekly.
To help spread the word, the City of Fayetteville Purchasing Division will place an ad in the newspaper once a month through December of this year, and thereafter anyone can go to www.accessfayetteville.org to see what items are for sale and to bid on the items. You simply click on the GovDeals logo to see a list of items that are up for auction. Clicking on the GovDeals logo takes you here: http://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.AdvSearchResults&myseller=3249. The Purchasing Division will also send out a weekly email to all mailing list subscribers stating what items have been posted on GovDeals for that week.
For more information about this exciting new auction process please contact the City of Fayetteville Purchasing Division, at 575-8256 or go to www.accessfayetteville.org and click on Purchasing, Items for Sale, and then the GovDeals logo to see items up for sale.
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