By Beth David, Editor
Bicycles, file cabinets, large framed photographs, a rescue sled, a floating water pump, bicycles, tables, stuff that works, stuff that doesn’t work, vehicles (did we mention bicycles) and a host of other stuff declared surplus or abandoned got hauled away by eager deal-seekers at the Fairhaven town auction on Saturday, 9/17. This year’s crop of stuff included many bicycles, and a decidedly higher end batch than the last couple of years.
Alec Arsenault and Grant Darmofal were both all smiles as they walked off with a pair of shiny Magna mountain bikes.
Mr. Arsenault said he was upgrading to a bigger bike with his shiny blue acquisition.
“My papa did!” said Mr. Darmofal, explaining that his grandfather had ponied up the $40 for his shiny black-and-red ride. “I really wanted this one.”
As for the older and derelict bikes that sold in batches for just a few bucks each, they, too, found a home.
Eddie Gonet bought up a bunch of them. He said he uses the parts for his quadricycle, a four-person bike that has “lots of gears” that need to be replaced.
“I’ll use those,” he said, pointing to a pick-up truck full of bicycles.
The town only had two vehicles up for sale this year. Unfortunately, the School Department’s box truck got pulled from the line-up because they could not find the title.
But an old Sewer Department truck with a plow, a 200 Ford 250, went for $2450.
The 2004 Ford Taurus sedan did not do as well, but the transmission had issues and so did the A/C, so $250 was all that brought in.
In total the town took in $6,500, according to the public works department, which coordinates the auction.
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