County auction is Saturday |

County auction is Saturday

Staff reports

If you’re in the market for a school bus or old, broken down computer equipment, you are in luck. All this and more is available at the annual county auction this Saturday.

The auction will be held at the county warehouse at 1112 Airport Road, Minden.

Warehouse storekeeper Warren Ryan said anything the school district or county considers surplus – it no longer serves a purpose or is broken – is auctioned away and the money goes back into the county.

Ryan, who has been shopkeeper for 10 years, said the auction has raised anywhere from $10,000-$35,000 a year.

“The county has to get rid of surplus equipment so they offer it back to the public,” he said. “People from all over Douglas County and scrap dealers from as far away as Reno come.”

The auction is open to anyone and viewing of the items begins at 8 a.m. The bidding begins at 10 a.m. The auctioneer is again Pete Cerquitella of Arundel Auction and Appraisals of Carson City.

“It’s a friendly community event,” he said.

Items available are trucks, a small school bus, furniture, and other office supplies.

He said farmers or organizations might be interested in buying something like a used bus. For instance, Rite of Passage bought the bus they had for sale last year.

Or the auto recyclers will buy it, fix it up, and sell it for a profit.

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