AMES, Iowa ñ Sept. 7, 2011 ñ A public auction of small equipment and miscellaneous items will be held by the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) on its grounds in Ames Saturday, Sept. 17, beginning at 9 a.m. Equipment for offices and shops, automotive supplies and many other items are included in the sale, which will be held in the auction building south of the Iowa DOT’s sign shop on South Fourth Street.
Office equipment to be sold includes copiers, facsimile machines, file cabinets, shelving units, tables, desks and chairs. Shop equipment will include a generator, air compressor, mowers, sprayers and welders.
Automotive supplies include radios, jacks, light bars and battery chargers. Also included in the sale are GPS equipment, many digital and video cameras, projectors, projection systems and much more.
Sale items may be inspected at the sale site from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, and from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Payment for the items must be made the day of the sale by cash, cashier’s check or certified check. Personal or company checks will be accepted if accompanied by satisfactory identification. Items may be removed from the Iowa DOT grounds after full payment has been made and the buyer provides a receipt for their purchase. All items purchased must be removed by 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23.
Sales tax will be collected. Dealers must provide tax-exemption numbers to be exempted from the tax. Prospective bidders who have permanent bid numbers are asked to bring those numbers to the auction.
Lynch Auction Co. of Boone will conduct the auction. Coffee, sandwiches and cold drinks will be available at the auction site.
A listing of auction items is available on the Iowa DOT’s website at