Used school buses are for sale.
CONCORD, NH – You can get just about anything you want at the New Hampshire State Surplus Auction, which takes place live and in person on Saturday, June 26 at White Farm. There are used guns, kayaks, motorcycles and school buses, vacuums, dust collectors and hospital wheelchairs on the auction block at 144 Clinton St. in Concord, but unfortunately this year, more road victims.
Governor Chris Sununu and the Executive Council were recently informed of the upcoming annual auction which brings in several thousand dollars to the state when department heads push used items out the door.
Cruisers, arrows, tractors, band saws, and coin-operated washing machines are also up for auction.
Through the Department of Administrative Services, the Yankees’ thrifty event was supposed to be online only for the first time this year, executive adviser David Wheeler recently told the Council, but an online post by auctioneer James St Jean indicated on Monday that there had been a change and the auction will be live only with webcast auctions ahead of the auction taking place this year after the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be. past.
“PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NO LONGER A WEBCAST AUCTION *** The auction has been changed to LIVE IN PERSON on Saturday June 26, 2021 at 8:30 am The pre-auctions are open and will last until Thursday June 24, 2021 at noon. , indicates the notice.
There are rifles for sale this year and the state sells such guns subject to all “federal and state laws relating to the sale of firearms,” and they can be picked up on Monday June 28 at The Barn at Salisbury prepaid by cash, credit card or check.
In all, there are 534 items for sale, primarily rolling stock vehicles, which will be sold “as is”, “where-is” and all sales are “final”. For municipalities looking for another plow or brine containers for pre-treating roads before winter storms, there are plenty of items to browse. Take a look here: https://www.auctionguide.com/auction/new-hampshire-state-surplus-live-webcast-auction-2021-6-25/62418/.
There are plows, cruisers, fire trucks as well as many items for athletes. Look for fishing boats and trailers, even a ceremonial dagger that made it to the state surplus auction. There are items that are hard to find right now, like kayaks that sold like hot cakes during the pandemic, as well as boat engines and trailers. The event became world famous by Yankee Magazine when it wrote in the 1980s that the state was so frugal that it auctioned off its road victims. Bears, bobcats and frozen beavers were on display for the annual auction as a way for the state to make a little money off the animal’s misfortune, supposedly for the benefit of “the teaching of natural history “, but it was also a deal for taxidermists and those who wanted to mount critters’ heads on the walls of their camp.
The 2003 Honda Nighthawk is also for sale.
In 1981, the state collected more than $ 3,000 from carcasses kept in fish and game freezers, the Dublin-based magazine reported. But in 1990, “the fear of rabies was auctioned off on the roads,” and that was it. The state ended the practice of selling road-killed animals, but retained other frugal aspects of the auction.
Now residents of the state who have collided with a creature can bring it home if they choose, but out-of-state drivers cannot. They can’t kill the road to protect themselves from the spread of disease, according to Fish and Game.
The state donates thousands of pounds of road-killed meat to the New Hampshire Food Bank and encourages hunters who have more food than they fill to offer it to the hungry of theirHunting for the hungry” countryside.
The auctions begin Saturday at 8:30 am sharp.
This story was originally posted by NH in depth.