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eBay Chatter - Small Ohio town has great returns from their eBay sales

Posted Friday, June 13, 2008, at 8:45 AM

When the town of Heath, Ohio (about 30 miles East of Columbus) decided to replace their surplus Kubota mower they debated trading it in for $1,500 or trying their luck on eBay. It seems they have had success selling in the past (a bulldozer and an ambulance for a total of $77,000).

The winning bid was $7,077, but they originally turned it down by canceling the bid. The bidder was in Denmark and they thought it was a joke, since it would cost an additional $2,000 to ship.

The buyer convinced him he was serious, because of the weak American dollar, and the buyer showed that he had already researched shipping charges. The money came through and the deal was consummated.


What are we getting for our surplus equipment in Bedford County, how about Shelbyville? I would bet that the auditor would be willing to share their experiences with us.

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