The NWMC’s partnership with America’s Auto Auction (America’s AA) continues to evolve and grow, with the goal of making it easy for municipalities to dispose of their surplus vehicles and equipment. This past year, we invited participation in the live auctions from the DuPage Mayors & Managers Conference (DMMC), South Suburban Mayors & Managers Association (SSMMA), Metro West Council of Government (MWCOG). This resulted in an increase in gross sales of $150,280 versus the fall 2015 auction. Staff also worked with America’s AA to develop a website (http://municipality.auction/) specifically tailored to our auctions as well as establish a quarterly auction schedule for 2017.
With that in mind, the first quarterly live surplus vehicle and equipment auction will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 1:00 p.m., at America’s Auto Auction in Crestwood. America’s Auto Auction’s 40-acre site is a state-of-the-art facility that provides full service auctions for their existing dealer network, the general public and online/simulcast bidders. In addition, America’s AA offers optional services designed to maximize the sale price of your vehicles, including their Auction Guarantee program, vehicle condition reports, reconditioning/repair services, dent removal, window replacement, washing, detailing, etc. As the auction date gets closer, America’s AA will post the run list on the website.
Other live auction dates for 2017 are: Tuesday, April 25; Tuesday, July 25; and, Tuesday, October 24. The NWMC agreement with America’s AA also provides for year round internet sales, so participants do not have to wait for one of the quarterly live sales in order to dispose of surplus vehicles and equipment. For questions or additional information, please contact staff or America’s Auto Auction Commercial Account Manager Bruce Uhter, 708-389-4488 (office), 219-713-0327 (cell) or Bruce.Uhter@americasautoauction.com or sales representative Jim Fee, 773- 315-0293 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff contact: Ellen Dayan
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