Philadelphia, PA, March 23, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Public officials are optimistic that auctioning off surplus items on the Internet can generate more revenue for their local government.
Wesleyville officials have recently approved the selling of goods on a local auction site called www.municibid.com, an eBay-type auctioning service, specifically for government entities. Municibid allows government entities to effectively facilitate the sale of vehicles, equipment, furniture and any other items no longer needed.
Local government agents said they'll be getting rid of various items like heavy machinery, vehicles, and other office equipment.
"Being from the government space I know how difficult it can be to sell these surplus items," Greg Berry, the founder of the site said. "We want to simplify the process and put more non-tax dollars in the government's hands."
He said using this on-line platform exposes goods to a wider audience and increases the competitiveness in bidding, and therefore nets the government more money than they'd see in a sealed-bid auction.
Hampton Township and Ridley Park also recently joined the site and have already sold multiple items.
Each government entity will have its own auctions, and they can be found by doing a simple search on the sites homepage.