More Than 450 State Vehicles Ready for Sale on eBay

March 29, 2012 Updated Mar 29, 2012 at 11:34 AM EDT

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More Than 450 State Vehicles Ready for Sale on eBay

March 29, 2012 Updated Mar 29, 2012 at 11:34 AM EDT

Albany (WKBW release) -- Office of General Services Commissioner, RoAnn Destito on Thursday announced that more than 450 state vehicles have been staged at the Harriman Campus for sale on eBay as part of Governor Cuomo's fleet reduction initiative.

According to a news release:

The sale, which includes vehicles from 15 agencies, is the first in a series of sales that will reduce the size of the state's passenger-vehicle fleet, which now stands at more than 4700.

OGS will partner with the Department of Motor Vehicles to provide onsite registration and license plates for the vehicles at pickup. Starting April 3, www.nysstore.com will link potential buyers to the vehicles.

"Reducing the size of the state vehicle fleet is part of Governor Cuomo's goal to create efficiencies and maximize our resources," Commissioner Destito said. "By utilizing eBay, we are able to cast a global net for potential buyers and increase the number of people who may bid on our vehicles and other items."

The vehicles will be placed on eBay on April 3 with a minimum bid of $500 and the auctions will conclude on April 13. The successful bidder will be required to make a non-refundable deposit of $500 for each vehicle purchased via PayPal. Payment in full can be made online via PayPal or when picking up the vehicle with a credit card, cashier's check or money order. Checks and money orders should be made out to NYS OGS.

Vehicle inspections will be held at lots B and C of the Harriman State Office Campus on the dates listed below.
Inspection Dates:

• Saturday, April 7: 8 am – 4 pm

• Monday, April 9: 9 am – 7 pm

• Tuesday, April 10: 9 am – 7 pm

• Wednesday, April 11: 9 am – 7 pm

Directions to the Harriman campus can be found at NYSStore.com starting April 3. Vehicles in the auction include passenger cars, vans, SUV's, and trucks. Makes and models include: Ford Taurus and Crown Victoria, Chevrolet Impala, Plymouth Breeze, Honda Civic, Ford Econoline, Chevrolet Astro, Toyota Prius and Highlander, Jeep Cherokee Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Durango, Ford F-150, Ford Ranger and more.

Vehicle pick-up information will be provided to winning bidders at the conclusion of the sale.