After years of transporting a slew of items from desks to cabinets to different school sites, the Denair Unified School District has decided to rid themselves of their unused items and give them a better home to eBay users.
“We have been hoarding items and moving them from one place to another,” said Dennis Loftin, DUSD director of facilities. “This is the first year we are doing this and now that we know about this, we might do it more often.”
They will begin their auction of over 135 items on eBay today including 54 student desks, 10 science tables, 12 bookshelves, 12 televisions, five chairs, six teacher desks, two typing desks, 15 maps and much more, Loftin said.
Each item will be sold in lots with different schools, he said. The majority of the minimum bids are $100 but it won’t be for strictly one item but a group of items.
For example, the minimum bid could be $100 for a bid for 60 school desks, Loftin said.
The eBay auction is being run through InterSchola Services, an organization that works in partnership with public education institutions. The service helps kindergarten through 12th grade schools who want to sell their “retired” durable goods and assets.
The auction will start today and run until June 30. To bid on items, go to http://stores.ebay.com/interschola.
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