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Shelter Island garage sale, of sorts, already raises more than $60G

Shelter Island Town Hall. (July 26, 2012)

Shelter Island Town Hall. (July 26, 2012) Credit: Randee Daddona

The Shelter Island Town Board is having a garage sale of sorts. And while none of the seven items would appeal to a typical homeowner, bids on them — all sold “as is” with no guarantees — already total more than $60,000.

“So far, so good,” said Supervisor Jim Dougherty.

It’s the first time in several years that the town has put some of its used equipment up on the website, where other municipalities and contractors generally look for things they can repair, or just buy for spare parts.

The highest bid so far, on a 2007 street sweeper, is $45,000. A Carefree Systems Tree Spade drew a bid of $10,000. The lowest bid so far, for a 1988 Dodge pickup, was $350.

Anyone can bid on the equipment, available for inspection weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the town recycling center at 34 N. Menantic Rd. Bidding ends Oct. 10 at 3 p.m.

Bidding rules require all equipment to be paid for two weeks after the auction.

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