Bucks County DA Uses Internet To Sell Confiscated Goods
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By Brad Segall
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office is taking to the Internet to try to dispose of some items that were seized during criminal investigations.
Municibid.com has become the go-to online site for local governments to unload surplus for more than pennies on the dollar.
The latest to go that route is the Bucks County DA’s office, which is selling a number of items, including several replica NBA jerseys from Dr. J. (Julius Erving), Allen Iverson and Larry Bird, big screen TV’s, video game consoles and more.
“Municibid is a great way for the district attorney to get items out to the public,” says Municibid.com founder Greg Berry, “expose those items to a larger audience and allows them an easy method to turn these confiscated goods into revenue.”
Berry says more than 1,000 government agencies across the country have used the service, including the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office, which used the site to post a single engine plane confiscated during a drug bust.
The auction for the Bucks County DA’s office items ends Friday.