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November 6, 2014 - 11:31am

NYS holds surplus vehicle auction at State Police Troop A headquarters

posted by Alecia Kaus in batavia, State Police, NYS surplus auction.

The State of New York Office of General Services held a surplus vehicle auction at State Police Troop "A" headquarters this morning on West Saile Drive in Batavia.

The auction was open to the public and Scott Perry and Company Auctioneers from Niagara Falls ran the auction that started at 9:30 this morning. The company has been contracted out by NYS to run the vehicle surplus auction for the past six years.

 

According to a seasoned auction goer, the crowd was light this morning. Vehicles that normally go for $2,000-$3,000 were going for $200-$300.

The inventory list contained about 23 vehicles, mostly Ford Crown Victoria and Chevy Impala models.

The next scheduled State Vehicle Surplus Auction will take place later today at 1:30 at State Police Headquarters Troop "E"  on Rochester Road in Canandaigua.

Mark Potwora
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Little late to be posting this..the auction is over,,,Why not post this yesterday..

Howard B. Owens
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That's like saying after we post about a football game -- a little late to be posting this. Why didn't you post it yesterday. Well, cause the game wasn't played yet.

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I think what Mark is trying to say is that it would have been nice to have a posting yesterday that the auction was scheduled to take place. Maybe there was a light crowd because few people knew about it.

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yes i would have loved to have known about it....not saying it's the batavian's fault because it's not but maybe it could have been advertised a little

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I agree with Mark, might have attended if I knew about it!
Just like if I know ahead of time there is a football game I might attend!

Gary Spencer
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(Oops duplicate post)

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It's not that hard to find out when and where the auctions are.

https://online.ogs.ny.gov/surpluspublic/auction/

They happen every year about the same time / location, have for many years.

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Howard, I'm not about to tell a guy how to do his job when he is giving me something free. If I was a Batavian Club Member, that would be a different discussion. But, I'm not. So I'm going to say Thank You for this story.

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I think everyone assumes Howard knew ahead of time about this auction. The majority of these vehicles are junk, either damaged or major mechanical repair needed.

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Back in the day when all you needed was a good set of American made Craftsman wrench set and a couple of jacks, can of WD-40, and a few good friends all under a good shade tree attending these auctions was a very good deal. Wonder if the Crown Vics came with adjustable spotlights ?

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Since photos were taken, they probably knew.

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