The city of Merced said it would stage its surplus property sale — including 249 lots and 19 vehicles — this month.
A bid packet listing the 249 lots up for sale is available at the Purchasing Office. It is also on the city’s website, www.CityofMerced.org, listed under Public Information.
Most of the property may be inspected at the Purchasing Office, 2525 O St, from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
There are 19 vehicles up for bid, ranging from a 2000 Chevy Malibu (starting bid $750) to a 1986 GMC 6000 dump truck (starting bid $2,000). Before the vehicles can be registered, the winning bidders must get smog certificates as needed.
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All items are sold “as is,” the city said in a news release, and there is no warranty or guarantee on the items. Bidders are expected to inspect the items before submitting a bid. Proposals will be accepted until 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Purchasing Office. In most case winners must pick up their equipment within 14 days. Payment must be made in cash, cashier’s check or money order. No personal checks. Additional details are available at the Purchasing Office.
Computers and laptops are available, but all of them are missing hard drives for security reasons. Scanners, printers and monitors also are available.
There are TVs to bid on, cabinets and lots of comfy chairs. There are plenty of pallets available including “auto parts,” ($10 starting bid), “police K9 equipment” ($10 starting bid), “blower pieces” (starting bid $25) or “light housings” (also $25). There are 35 hydrants up for grabs with a $10 minimum bid, and they include such name brands as American Darling, Western, Pacific States, Iowa and Rensselar.
For additional information on the sale, contact Pam Whala at (209) 385-6833.