COLUMBUS — A 2009 Volkswagen Touareg is among the more than 150 cars, SUVs, trucks and vans up for bid at this Saturday’s Ohio Department of Administrative Services’ (DAS) surplus vehicle auction.
The auction will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, at the DAS General Services Division headquarters, 4200 Surface Road, Columbus, 43228. The gate opens at 8 a.m. and the auction begins at 9 a.m. The lot will remain open until 5 p.m. on the day of the auction. To view the vehicles up for bid, visit https://ohio- das.force.com/surplus/s/upcoming-auctions.
Vehicles may be inspected between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 13. Vehicles may be started only between 8 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Friday.
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All vehicles are sold “as-is” with no warranties. Bidders are advised to search for operation and safety information published by the manufacturer, including recalls. All vehicles must be paid in full the day of the auction. Cash, credit and debit cards (Discover, MasterCard and Visa) are accepted. There is a 3 percent service fee on all credit and debit card transactions. Buyers are reminded that temporary tags are not issued at state surplus vehicle auctions.
Public auctions are the last step in the state’s surplus program. State agencies declare property as surplus because it is either damaged or at the end of its life cycle for government use. In addition, property may include items seized by law enforcement officials as well as items surrendered to the TSA by airline passengers during security screenings. The property is then made available to other state agencies, state higher education facilities, tax-supported agencies, municipal corporations and other political subdivisions of the state, including public schools. Remaining property is sold at the public auctions.