WARNER ROBINS -- If you are in the market for some fire hoses, a worn out Crown Victoria or some quaint electronics, Houston County can hook you up this week.
The county is holding a surplus auction at 10 a.m. Thursday at the county warehouse at 2022 Kings Chapel Road in Perry.
Among items to be sold are 17 Ford Crown Victorias, most with 150,000 miles or more. Lots of computer equipment, including monitors and laptops, are up for sale, but you might have to buy in large quantities. Many are sold in lots of a dozen or more each.
You can also pick up a couple Palm Pilots and VCRs for your electronics museum, but those come in a lot with numerous other items, including laminators, staplers and calculators.
There are many printers, processors and various other office equipment.
Lot 222 could meet a wide range of needs. It includes a paper folding system, a dual speed hub, data transfer switches, portable radio chargers, VHS tapes, a VHS camera, a calculator, a cooler and a portable defibrillator.
Lot 244 includes 23 laptop computers of varying models.
For those with more personal needs, there are some things sold in individual lots, including a paper shredder, a document scanner, a file cabinet and a couch.
Other vehicles to be sold include an ambulance, a couple of vans and a couple of pickup trucks.
The auction also includes six pallets of fire hoses, with each pallet a separate lot of 20 hoses each. The hoses are no longer certified for their intended use, but Mark Baker, the countys purchasing director, said the hoses have many other uses. One common one, he said, is that people like to put them around docks as a cushion for boats.
The items can be viewed Wednesday from 1-4 p.m. and an hour before the auction. For more information, call the Purchasing Department at 478-218-4800.
To contact writer Wayne Crenshaw, call 256-9725.