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Flint is using internet to sell unneeded equipment, Do you need a Zamboni?

The city of Flint is experimenting with an online auction of things it no longer needs.

It’s unclear how much money the cash-strapped city will get from the auction.

If you’re looking for a used Zamboni, or tractors, or, in some cases, stuff that could be best described as junk, the city of Flint hopes you’ll take advantage of its online auction today.

This is the first time the city has turned to the internet to auction off its surplus equipment, used furniture and other items.

All the items have base bids totaling about 32 hundred dollars. But the spokesman for the auction website says that will be “small fraction” of what the total sales will be.   Though he added it would be “tough to peg” what the finally tally might be.

Whatever the final number, it will very likely be far short of paying off the city of Flint’s debts, which tally in the millions of dollars. 

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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