Bidding starts at $1 for Moscow's Government Surplus Auction

MOSCOW, ID - If you're in the market for a used bike, computer, or furniture, you may want to check out Moscow's Government Surplus Auction.

The city is selling items it no longer needs and found property that has been held at the police station for at least six months, and all of the bidding starts at a dollar. Most of the items are bikes, but there are also some more obscure things like knives, a basketball, and even a parking meter.

"8% of it goes back to the vendor, and anything over the 8% we make goes back into our general fund revenues," said Moscow Police Chief David Duke.

If you would like to join in on the bidding, there is a link on the city of Moscow's home page. But, there isn't much time left, the auction closes Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. City officials said most of the bidding happens within the last few hours of the auction. Anyone can place a bid, and if you win an item you have ten days to pick it up in Moscow.