From ashtrays to a zip drives, you can find a little bit of everything at an auction sale Saturday in Sioux Falls.
The items span from table to table, indoors and out. These are just some of the things that will be auctioned off Saturday at the Sioux Falls surplus sale.
"Every one of our city departments gets to go through all their assets and determine which ones they don't need any more. A lot of them have been replaced with a newer version, a lot of them they just don't need for future use within the city," finance manager Janelle Zerr said.
Naturally, because they are used, all of the items come as is, there is no guarantee. But for the person looking for the right item, a good deal can be found.
"To one person it's a fortune, to another it is inexpensive," auctioneer Terry Brick said.
Brick has worked the event for several years and says some items always draw more attention than others. Scrap metal is one, these welders are also expected to be hot.
"The vehicles will generate a lot of interest. I've gotten calls from New York and Chicago and Minneapolis. Crown Victorias make an excellent cab," Brick said.
In addition to cars, law enforcement also puts unclaimed confiscated items up for bids.
"People go crazy about that stuff, the confiscated stuff, it is like an ant hill here in the morning," Brick said.
The auction usually brings in about $150,000. That money goes back into the budget.
"Historically we have about 500 bidders that come to our auction every year, so always a great turnout, we love to see so many people come out," Zerr said.
Other area counties and schools also have items at the sale. The proceeds from their items go back to them.
The sale's three rings start at 9 a.m. Saturday.