These unclaimed baggage and lost and found items are announced online at the airport website for the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.
In 2011, the auction was held June 13, 2011. The auction was held inside Building 520 (the former Berry International Terminal) at Detroit Metropolitan Airport and included airport surplus items as well as unclaimed baggage and freight.
Wayne County Airport Authority will holds live auctions to sell surplus airport equipment and lost and found items on select Saturdays each year. The auctions are held in the Berry International Terminal building.
The auction holds a preview of the items from 8am to 10am the day of the auction, with the auction beginning at 10am. Items won at the auction must be picked up at the end of the auction but can also be picked up on the next Monday, from 8am to 2:30pm. There is a 10% buyers fee at this auction and state sales tax collected.
The inspection period for the auction merchandise is from 8:30am to 9:30am. Luggage contents can not be inspected prior to the bidding.
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The State of Michigan holds auctions to dispose of seized items collected from tax liens. June 30 and July 1, 2012 the state scheduled a two-day auction for coins and collectibles to be auctioned off at Lansing Center.
Another auction to sell state surplus and vehicles was scheduled for September 8, 2012 at 10am. Inspection times for the auction are Friday, September 7 from 8am to 3pm and day of the sale from 8am t 9:30am.
The auction has a 2% buyer premium. The auction will be held at the Michigan Deptartment Of Transportation garage.
The Detroit Police auction off items seized during arrests of criminals on the 1st Saturday of every month. The bounty includes TVs, computers, monitors, jewelry, tools, electronics, furs, high-end perfume, camcorders, gaming systems and more.
All item bids start at $5.00, doors open at 10am for item viewing and free bidder registration, though items can also be viewed the week prior to the auction.