Arizona department switches to online auctions

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Department of Transportation is going online with its auctions of surplus vehicles and other equipment.

The department says it's scrapping its past practice of holding public auctions once or twice a year at an equipment yard in Phoenix.

According to ADOT, the online auction will be more convenient and result in used vehicles, older construction equipment and other surplus items being put up for sale more frequently as they become available.

Auctions will typically run 14 days. Potential bidders will be able to schedule an appointment for an in-person inspection on items that they might want to bid on.

The department says potential bidders will need to register online at publicsurplus.com, will select Arizona as the region and then the Arizona Department of Transportation as the participating agency.

Credit cards will also now be accepted as payment options.

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