Global Auction Services will conduct the sales online.
“Conducting the sales online allows for more participation by the local citizens of DeKalb County, while expanding the county’s reach to bidders across the country and around the world.” said Joseph Kikta, CEO of Global Auction Services. “With a traditional live auction, sales are conducted at a specific time and location. Many people may work, or have other commitments that prevent them from participating.”
By conducting these auctions online, those interested can bid from the comfort of their homes or offices — 24 hours a day, seven days a week — until the auctions close. These online auctions will be an ongoing process with new items being added as more surplus items are identified. There is a 15 percent buyer’s premium.
The first wave of auctions is online now. The auction items include: HVAC equipment, office furniture, office equipment, tables, chairs, audio visual equipment, student furniture, household appliances, art desk consoles, shop equipment and more.
The website established for these auctions is http://dekalbk12ga.globalauctionserv.com.
There is an email list sign-up on the page, which provides participating individuals and businesses up-to-date information as new auctions are added, a tab to view the school district’s online auctions and direct links to the online bidding.