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Charlottesville City Warehouse Auctions Surplus Items

Posted: Updated: Jan 7, 2013 04:37 PM EST

Calling all bargain hunters: The city of Charlottesville is funneling the items it doesn't need anymore back into the community.

The city is auctioning off items departments don't need anymore in the Charlottesville City Warehouse, part of the Public Works Complex on Fourth Street. Revenue from those sales is climbing.

On the first working Friday of every month, the city auctions off items ranging from desks to televisions to cars. All of the items come from city departments that no longer need them, whether they're too old or the department is downsizing.

Some of the big-ticket items like cars, and niche items like HVAC filters, go up for sale online.

"Last year we did about $40,000 than we did the year before that and the year before that we had done about $100,000 than the previous year using the online auction and the monthly sale. So we've definitely brought in more revenue using the online sale; it's been pretty successful," said Charlottesville Warehouse manager Matt Damasco.

The online auctions replaced an annual end-of-the-year auction two years ago. They run all the time and each item stays up for about two weeks.

The next monthly auction will be on February 1. To check out the online auctions, click here.

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