Coun­cil to auc­tion off plant equip­ment

Isis Town and Country - - Life -

A SE­LEC­TION of ma­jor and smaller plant items sur­plus to the coun­cil’s needs will go un­der the auc­tion­eer’s ham­mer on Satur­day, March 12.

A Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil spokesman said the on-site auc­tion would be held at the coun­cil’s East Bund­aberg de­pot with in­spec­tions from 7.30am and the auc­tion to start at 10am.

“Coun­cil has en­gaged Nasco Auc­tion­eers, which has a proven track record in con­duct­ing th­ese types of auc­tions for coun­cils across Queens­land,” the spokesman said.

“Coun­cil re­ceived sub­mis­sions from lo­cal firm Bund­aberg Auc­tions Aus­tralia Wide and Bris­bane auc­tion­eers Nasco Auc­tion­eers re­gard­ing con­duct­ing the auc­tion.

“Both com­pa­nies vis­ited on-site with coun­cil and pro­vided their writ­ten rec­om­men­da­tions for the auc­tion.

“Bund­aberg Auc­tions rec­om­mended the nor­mal on-site auc­tion with costs tied to a com­mis­sion pay­ment plus ad­ver­tis­ing costs.

“Al­ter­na­tively, Nasco rec­om­mended that an ad­ver­tis­ing com­po­nent be the only cost borne by coun­cil. Bid­ders would be charged a buyer’s pre­mium which would be re­tained by the auc­tion­eer, leav­ing coun­cil the full amount re­alised from the sale of each auc­tion item.”

The spokesman said the auc­tion for­mat would mean sub­stan­tial sav­ings to the coun­cil.

“Cost sav­ings aside, Nasco Auc­tion­eers of­fers simul­cast fa­cil­i­ties which po­ten­tially en­gages a far wider au­di­ence than a con­ven­tional auc­tion,” he said.

“The on­line en­gage­ment al­lows prospec­tive buy­ers from across Aus­tralia to log into the auc­tion and par­tic­i­pate in the bid­ding.”

The spokesman said the auc­tion cat­a­logue fea­tured about 30 ma­jor items of plant rang­ing from sur­plus util­i­ties, four all-ter­rain ve­hi­cles, large mow­ers, a cou­ple of trucks and even three alu­minium boats.

“In ad­di­tion to the ma­jor plant items there is also more than 60 smaller plant items from chain­saws, hedge trim­mers, brush cut­ters, grinders and gen­er­a­tors,” he said.

The cat­a­logued items can be viewed on­line at www.nascoauc­tion­eers.com.au where re­quire­ments for on­line bid­ding can also be found.

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