Start shopping for Father’s Day this month at the City of Merced’s semi-annual Surplus Property Sale. There are all sorts of items available for bid that will send that "I Love You" message to that special Dad.
There are TVs to bid on, DVD players, and lots of comfy chairs. And for that handy Dad, there are several pallets of "small engine parts," "wastewater treatment goods" or "police car goods." If you really want to impress Dad, bid on the nine cans of Sikaflex sealant. You know he will give you a warm "thank you" even if he doesn’t know what to do with it.
Or you can go the traditional Dad route and bid on the pool table, the hoops game or air compressor that ever father needs.
There are also a variety of cars and pickups available. Before the vehicles can be registered, the winning bidders must get smog certificates.
There are lots of computers and laptops, but all of them are missing hard drives for security reasons. Scanners, printers and monitors also are available.
A bid packet listing the 198 lots up for sale is available at the City Purchasing Office. It is also on the City’s website, www.CityofMerced.org , listed under the Public Information.
Most of the property may be inspected at the Purchasing Office, 2525 O St, between 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
All items are sold "as is" 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, May 28 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.
For additional information on the sale contact Pam Whala at 385-6833