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State surplus property auction
June 16 in Springfield
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[JUNE 8, 2004]  SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Department of Central Management Services announced Monday that an International 270 Payscraper, three johnboats, two Honda CB 125s, a large bench grinder, a portable 3-inch water pump, canoes, sailboats, medical equipment, exercise equipment and computer equipment, including laptops, will be auctioned off at the state surplus property sale June 16 at the Illinois State Surplus Warehouse, 1924 S. 10 St. in Springfield.

"This is a good opportunity for the public to obtain reasonably priced state property and other equipment that has its usefulness to the state," said Curtis Howard, manager of the Property Control Division of CMS.

Merchandise will be available for inspection on Monday, June 14, and Tuesday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and beginning at 7 a.m. on auction day. Registration will start at 6:30 a.m., and the sale will begin promptly at 8 a.m. on June 16. There are no warranties or guarantees implied or expressed, and all sales are final.

Bidders may pay for purchases with cash, cashier's checks, money orders or traveler's checks in increments of $100 or less. MasterCard and Visa are now being accepted. Business or personal checks are also accepted, but these checks must be supported by a letter of credit from a financial institution that includes the maximum amount of credit approved through a specific date. These letters should also state that they cover the purchase price of state of Illinois property only. All letters of credit must be approved prior to the sale. Two types of identification must also be provided, including one with a photograph.

 

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The state reserves the right to reject any payment or identification of a bidder if it appears it may not be in the best interest of the state. All buyers must take possession of property purchased immediately upon conclusion of the auction. The state of Illinois is not responsible for accidents or loss.

People interested in the auction may contact Curtis Howard at (217) 785-6903.

[Illinois Department of Central Management Services
news release]

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