Going, going, gone

Who needs eBay? Town sells own trucks
Does it start? Doesn’t matter. The town auctioned off surplus trucks and equipment “as is” Saturday, making more than $1,000 in 20 minutes. Photo by Karen Bartomioli

NORTH CANAAN — With some hesitation, the 1992 Chevy dump truck was coaxed to life.

The bidding was opened by First Selectman Doug Humes at $300. Three of about a dozen people who came to the town’s Sept. 24 town-sponsored garage sale jumped into the fray.

As with most of the rest of the surplus items, the truck and plow were most attractive to the bidders as the sum of their usable parts. The dump truck went for $800, after bidding that was pretty good for early on a Saturday morning.

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