Lewiston Maine To Auction Off Surplus Items: Need An Old Stop Light?

Real Estate Agent with Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group

Lewiston SurplusThe City of Lewiston Maine has decided to hold an aution to get rid of surplus items and perhaps bring in some much needed revenue.  A wide variety of items will be available from asphalt trucks, misc. vehicles, appliances, and even old stop lights!

The city had thought of holding a giant yard sale, but opted for an auction instead.  This could be truly interesting.  I'm sure you could find some use for an old stoplight!


The auction will be held at the Lewiston Sand and Salt Facility at 195 River Road on

September 11, 2010 and will start at 9:00am sharp.

Check out the Sun Journal story for even more information.  Even if you don't plan on bidding on anything, it will be fun to see what the city has ammassed over time.  See you there!

UPDATE:  The auction was an incredible success!  At one point there were nearly 500 people milling about looking at things and the city netted $83,102 of much needed revenue!  They were also able to clear out tons of spaces.  They were even able to sell 18,000 yards or reclaimed asphalt.




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Comments (7)

Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Kristin, The surplus fire pump could really come in handy for company picnics :)  or the extra street lights, just install outside your driveway and you'll never have trouble getting out again!

Sep 07, 2010 04:12 AM
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

That actually sounds like fun!  Hard to tell what they've got in the "collection".  Let us know if there was anything truly "weird"!

Sep 07, 2010 04:13 AM
Jenny Kotulak
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage - Oakville, ON
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate

This sounds like it could be very interesting.  There may be some good buys to be had.

Sep 07, 2010 05:38 AM
Michael O'Donnell
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Arizona Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
GRI, ePRO, Accessible Homes

Hmmmm.  That stop light sounds like a terrific idea.  If mobile enough I could cart it around with me when I do an Open House.  That would get folks to stop!!

Getting them inside would be my next task.  Have any surplus conveyer belts?

Sep 07, 2010 09:21 AM
Kristen Wheatley
Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group - Brunswick, ME
Supporting Success - Best Job in the World!

Liz and Bill:  LOL!  My neighbors and I were thinking of going in together and getting a streetlight.  They took a bunch of them down to save money and we have an electrician in the bunch.  Maybe we could sneak out at night and re-install one.

Will do Tish!  I think it will be interesting to see what quirky things they may have.

Jenny:  Yup, although it looks like they are going to sell them in lots, so I guess it depends on what they lump together.

Love it Michael!  I'm going to have to put the word out on that one, maybe all of the realtors in town could get together and buy the bunch!


Sep 07, 2010 09:33 AM
Lisa Hicks
Hoang Realty - Augusta, ME
Serving Central and Southern Maine

Kristin - maybe there's something we can use in the office???  LOL

Sep 07, 2010 12:37 PM
Kristen Wheatley
Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group - Brunswick, ME
Supporting Success - Best Job in the World!

Lisa, I love Michael's stop light/open house idea.  We could use one of those.

Sep 07, 2010 12:39 PM