A WNBA basketball goal used by the Tulsa Shock, the former marquee from the BOK Center and coin collections will be among many items up for bid at the next city of Tulsa surplus property auction.

The auction will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at the city of Tulsa surplus property facility, 108 N. Trenton Ave., just north of Interstate 244 and west of Utica Avenue.

It will have 1,500 lots with more than 1,600 items, including surplus vehicles, lawn and mowing equipment, tools, building materials, electronics, furniture and office equipment.

The auction is one of two the city typically has each year — one in the spring and one in the fall, said city spokeswoman Lara Weber.

She said hundreds of people usually turn out; about 500 are expected April 27.

“We get pretty good turnout because we have a bunch to sell,” she said. “It does take all day. Sometimes we’re not done until 7 p.m.”

She said each auction raises about $500,000 for the city.

Potential bidders may preview auction merchandise from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 26.

The city surplus property facility also will open at 7:30 a.m. April 27 for viewing merchandise before the sale begins.

Chupps Auction Co. will be conducting the sales.

Photos of the merchandise and a complete list of the inventory items can be viewed online at bitly.com/TulsaSpringAuction.

All sales are “as is.” It is the bidder’s responsibility to assess the condition of the merchandise, the city said in a news release.

Three auctioneers may be selling simultaneously, so bidders wanting to bid on multiple items should bring a partner/proxy, the city said. No one younger than 16 may be admitted at the city surplus property facility.

Cash, Mastercards and Visa cards will be accepted. Checks can be accepted only if accompanied by a letter of guarantee from the financial institution on which the check is drawn. Payment is required in full within one hour after the auction ends.

Sales are subject to applicable local and state taxes unless a sales tax permit is provided with proof of regular engagement in the resale business for items purchased. An Oklahoma Tax Commission auditor may be present, the city said.

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Michael is an assistant news editor at the Tulsa World. He joined the World in November 2002, and has worked at newspapers in Oklahoma and Kansas since 1989. Phone: 918-581-8469

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