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Middlesex County Annual Auction Begins Today

Everything from cars to jewelry will be sold online - but you can see it first in person.

Middlesex County will be holding a week's worth of auctions at its annual sell-off of surplus cars, heavy equipment and office,  as well as medical and computer supplies - and a ton of miscellaneous stuff. The auction starts today, Sept. 26 at 9 am and ends Sunday, Oct. 2, at 7 pm.

The auction is divided into two categories.  One is for automobiles, trucks, buses, construction equipment, and related miscellaneous items; the other, for office equipment, office machines, office furniture, computers, radio equipment, furniture, copy machines, medical supplies and other miscellany.  

“We were pleased to have had a great response to last year’s auction,” said Freeholder Director Christopher D. Rafano in a statement. “With so many different types of items available, we expect this year to be equally successful.”

“Having the auction online helps us to reach more people,” said Freeholder Stephen J. “Pete” Dalina.  “By using an online auction, we have been able to draw from a larger geographic area than our traditional auctions attracted.”

Bidders can visit www.usgovbid.com and scroll down to the Middlesex County auctions to view photos and read descriptions of the vehicles and pieces of heavy equipment up for auction. Descriptions of the office and computer equipment, jewelry and watches, furniture and electronics are online as well.

Bidders must electronically register at the website before bidding. The process is similar to other online auctions. Bidders may increase their bid amounts throughout the seven days of the auction.

County officials strongly encourage all bidders to inspect the items before bidding, because everything is sold as is and all auction sales are final.

The items are available for in-person inspection from 9 am to 3 pm on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 26 and Sept. 27.

The cars and heavy equipment can be viewed at the County’s Central Vehicle Complex on 96 Apple Orchard Rd. in North Brunswick.

The office and computer equipment and smaller items will be on display at Building 216 on the Middlesex County College campus, 2600 Woodbridge Ave. in Edison. 

All payments must be made by cash, cashier’s check, money order, or wire transfer, made payable to Auction Liquidation Services.  

High bidders must present a paid receipt and remove their merchandise between Oct. 3 and Oct. 7. Titles and keys will be available on site at the Middlesex County Central Vehicle facility. No titles or keys will be given out without a paid receipt from the auctioneer. Operating hours at the vehicle facility are 9 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday.

For more information, go to the auction website at www.usgovbid.com.

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