Looking for rare or everyday items?
The Allegheny County Airport Authority is bringing back the annual auction. On Saturday, more than 8,000 items were put up for auction, with doors opening at 8:30 a.m. and bidding at 10:00 a.m.
There is a wide variety of products to choose from. including jewelry electronics, sports equipment, toys and clothing. In addition, 11 cars were abandoned at the Pittsburgh International Airport parking lot. Along with used airport vehicles and equipment will be sold as well.
The auction will take place at the Heavy Equipment Building on the north side of the airport.
Last year, more than 1,000 people participated in the auction, which was held simultaneously online and in person.
Although the competent authorities can’t explain the situation behind the abandoned SUVs, trucks and cars. Reasons for vehicles left behind include travelers who did not return due to death or otherwise, such as college students who returned home out of state and no one had. bother to return to pick up the car
Vehicles left at the airport for more than 45 days are towed to storage. And airport officials, county police and PennDOT attempted to contact the owner before it was put up for auction.
Allegheny County Airports spokesman Matt Neinstein said every year we collect thousands of items left behind at the airport and no one has claimed them. keep data out We don’t have unlimited spaces. So we found this to be a really good solution. that works for the community raise money for charity and help us maintain those products.”
Neistein said the proceeds from the sale of the lost and found personal belongings such as jewelry. Electronics and toys to the Allegheny County Airport Charity Foundation.
“We use those funds to help military families come to the airport. Aviation Scholarship Fund Help support our Art in the Airport project and things like that,” said Neistein.
He said there were some pretty good deals. Including vehicles that can be obtained relatively cheap.
“Last year someone bought a used fire truck for $17,000, brand new, they went for six bodies,” Neistein said, “although depreciation seemed like a really good deal.”
to go to the auction site Bids were made to take Business 376 to Hangar Service Road, a few hundred feet west of University Boulevard. Turn into Hangar Service Road and turn left at the first stop. Go up a short hill and the Heavy Equipment Building is the first building on the left. Park the car on the west side of the building.