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Published on May 14, 2024
Apple Valley City Treasure Hunt, Unclaimed Property & Surplus Items Auction Begins May 24Source: Google Street View

Treasure hunters in Apple Valley, mark your calendars! The City of Apple Valley is cleaning house, auctioning off a cache of unclaimed personal property and surplus items that might just include the odd gem. By teaming up with Surplus Liquidation Auctions, the city promises a wide array of goods up for grabs, from bicycles to a Chev. Colorado LT, on the K-BID online auction platform starting May 24, 2024.

Bargain seekers can place their bids until June 4, preparatory to the grand unveiling and inspection of the loot on June 3. All items are "as is," per usual auction parlance. If you're the winning bidder, pick-up days are June 6 and 7 at the city's Central Maintenance Facility on 140th Street W. — just follow the trail of eager deal hunters.

The list of bicycles alone might be worth the trip, with approximately 20 models including brands like Schwinn, Huffy, and Specialized. But there's a bonanza of other items. Fancy a Delta Faucet? Need some MiTek joist hangers? They’ve got ‘em. In a gesture to the true owners, the city has declared that proof of ownership presented to the City Clerk could reclaim their property. This courtesy window stays open for six months post-auction, according to a city statement.

City surplus isn't just about bicycles and building supplies; items like autographed footballs, framed artwork, and even Minnesota Twins tickets are being tossed into the mix. Whether you're outfitting your office or beefing up your sports memorabilia collection, chances are there's a find for you. Office drones could snag chairs or desks, and the more athletically inclined could score deals on sports equipment or MLB & NFL jerseys. From lockers to laptops, the city's surplus sale seems to have a little something for everyone.