August 26, 2009 7:18 pm at 7:18 pm #590258squeakParticipant
From ABC news
(The items are posted on craigslist and eBay)
When: Friday, August 28 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Saturday, August 29, 2009 (7 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
CAR PREVIEW: Thursday, August 27 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Location: 1700 National Drive, Sacramento, CA
Items include: cars, California Highway Patrol seized property, computers, phones, cameras, jewelry, laptops, electronics, furniture, office supplies and unique items like a surfboard, bicycles, Kings memorabilia, pianos and much, MUCH more!
For more information, including a list of items and photos visit our Great California Garage Sale Web site at: http://www.dgs.ca.gov/GarageSale.
Jam-packed in a warehouse near the Capitol in Sacramento are thousands of items that the taxpayers bought that are now up for grabs at bargain prices during the state garage sale this Friday and Saturday.
“The governor made it clear, he wants to cut waste, he wants to cut abuse in state operations; part of cutting waste is getting rid of property that state government no longer needs,” Eric Lamoureaux of the Department of General Service said.
The usual office supplies are for sale as well as the not-so-usual, like the eight fortune teller machines the DMV somehow had for decades, old and dusty pianos from state parks anurlhasbeenblockedom prisons. But most of those sold already after being listed on Craigslist.
And then there is recovered stolen property.
“The CHP provides to us really unique items, these are watches, jewelry, bracelets,” Lamoureaux said. “If somebody still wants a film camera, this one’s for $10. We’ve got them everywhere.”
This time, the state is including up to 600 vehicles from its fleet.
Earlier this summer, Gov. Schwarzenegger ordered a 15 percent reduction. And to increase some of their value, Schwarzenegger is tapping into his celebrity status and has signed some of the cars’ visors — an idea that was suggested to him via Twitter.
The 15 state vehicles autographed by Schwarzenegger are available only by auction on eBay. Already, fans are driving up the price.
The online listings are aimed at attracting shoppers outside of the Capitol area. All together, the state hopes to make $1.5 million to help ease the budget crunch.
On Tuesday, Schwarzenegger also announced a new website where Twitter users can suggest and then rate ideas to solve California’s ongoing budget problems.August 26, 2009 7:40 pm at 7:40 pm #655401areivimzehlazehParticipant
They must have taken the idea from Lakewood 😉
What do they call that advertisement column of free items? Someone from Jersey help me out here pleaseAugust 26, 2009 7:43 pm at 7:43 pm #655402mepalMember
Why dont they do this in NY?August 27, 2009 5:13 am at 5:13 am #655404HidingUnderCoverMember
I hear California has the biggest debt of all the states. I guess no one in NY is famous enough to sign cars ;PAugust 27, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm #655405veyatzivMember
areivim, it’s called freebayAugust 27, 2009 9:43 pm at 9:43 pm #655406havesomeseichelMember
areivim- why must all good ideas come from lakewood?August 27, 2009 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm #655407areivimzehlazehParticipant
Did I say that? (1 raised brow)August 28, 2009 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm #655408havesomeseichelMember
Did you really mean that? 😉
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