Tulsa Surplus Property Auction Rakes In The Dough

Saturday, May 2nd 2015, 11:35 am
By: News On 6

The City of Tulsa held a surplus property auction - where you could pick up anything from a city bus to old computer parts. It ran through 4 p.m. at the Surplus Property Facility at 108 North Trenton Avenue.

There were pickup trucks, lawn equipment, pellet guns, stun guns and even a mobile command center, all up for grabs. All sales were "as is."

Tulsa typically brings in well over $400,000 at these events. Just the mobile command center sold for $20,000.

Bidders lined up to preview items as early as 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

Patricia Cummings of Tulsa Purchasing Services said people were waiting at the gate before the facility opened.

"There's a lot of excitement here," she said. "We have 2,400 lots of items to sell today."

She said the auction was be "controlled chaos" and a lot of fun. They took Visa, MasterCard - and cash.