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Oakland County Auction Sees Big Rise in Sales

Public Date: 5/16/2011 12:00 AM
Contact: Bill Mullan, Oakland County Media and Communications Officer
Phone Number: 248-858-1048

Pontiac, Michigan -- Oakland County's Annual Spring Auction had a significant rise in sales from previous years this past weekend - totaling $472,000, of which $450,000 was from vehicle sales. That was despite attendance being down one third due to weather.

Items up for bid included automobiles, computers and electronics, office items and tools confiscated during criminal investigations or previously owned by county government. The auction was held at Oakland County's Vehicle Operations Building in Pontiac.

"My staff at Central Services works diligently every year to make the Oakland County Spring Auction a success," said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. "This year they were able to increase sales more than $100,000 in a tough economy."

The sales totals for the Oakland County Spring Auction in recent years are:

 2011  $472,000
 2010  $342,000
 2009  $362,000
 2008  $318,000
 2007  $397,000

"When the public comes to the auction, they know they can get a good deal on used government vehicles which have been well maintained," said J. David VanderVeen, director of Central Services.

For media inquiries only, please contact Bill Mullan, Media and Communications Officer, at 248-858-1048.