Turning trash into treasure — at a special sale.
Saturday was Clark County’s first government surplus auction of 2019. All the items for sale had been previously used by area police departments and government agencies. A wide variety of items were for sale, including old cars and golf carts — and even some furniture. It was a bidding battle for everyone, as their eyes locked on to something special.
“I came down to buy a project car, something to work with a little bit, a little older. We have vehicles in the family already, but I have a lot of extra time on my hands so, something to work with,” said Summerlin resident Michael Mann.
Two vintage vehicles were also up for grabs for the very first time. It was a rare opportunity — one that some people could not pass up.
“There’s a couple cars I want to bid on, so I decided to come out and check it out, see what they go for,” said Henderson resident Onesimo Villas. “It’s mind-boggling. I mean, stuff that you think that would go for a lot of money, really doesn’t.”
After a day of standing in the sun, bold bidders walked away with some new knickknacks. They say it was a successful sale.
“It’s a good deal for everybody, all the way around,” Mann said.
Saturday’s event was the first of three government surplus auctions in Clark County in 2019. Auctions will also be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, and Saturday, November 16. They will all take place at 4320 Stephanie Street, off of East Flamingo Road.