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Hennepin County Floats Boats Online.

Boats, Ambulances and other surplus are up for auction online

MINNEAPOLIS -- Hennepin County has recently launched their online auction with municibid.com , a government auctions website. Auction items include two boats, several ambulances, electronic message boards, snow blowers and more. Bidding is open to the public now through May 18th. To view items, click here : hennepin.municibid.com or by searching "Hennepin County" on municibid.com.

Hennepin County, as part of the Hennepin County Purchasing Cooperative, selected municibid via a "request for bid" process.

municibid Founder & CEO, Greg Berry said, "Taxpayer demand and tightened budgets require government agencies to look for new ways of increasing non-tax revenue, municibid is an easy way to earn substantially more money for surplus at no cost to the agency." Berry added "auction items will reach a much broader, national and global audience of competing bidders."

In a recent example, the Town of Mansfield, MA recently sold 70 items, expecting to earn around $75,000, instead, using municibid, sales totalled $167,000.

municibid.com is an online government auction platform serving over 600 state and local government agencies across the US from cities like Philadelphia, Boston and Baton Rouge, to small towns, authorities, school districts and universities. municibid, a free service for government, is designed for government agencies to more effectively sell surplus, forfeitures and other no longer needed items to the public via a convenient and easy-to-use website. municibid proactively markets items nationwide via social media and traditional avenues at no cost to the selling agency.
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