HK Govt Auction Government Auction of Confiscated Goods

[09/08/11] 

The Hong Kong government holds regular auctions of confiscated goods, with stolen cars and vessels making frequent appearances. The next one is scheduled for August 11, and apart from anything else, bidding for a once illicit vehicle must be an adrenaline pumping experience. Can you imagine driving around in a former triad’s Mercedes? It must be thrilling - except when you line up next to him at the lights.

The Government Logistics Department holds auctions every two weeks and when you look at the extensive list of goods you can’t help but think the force has been busy. The auctions normally attract about 100 people and the largest one to date saw a single lot of silver bullion fetch HK$4.2M in 2010.

Topping the list for the next edition are several Mercedes described as ‘Used Private Car “BENZ” Without Key’. It’s not a very helpful description and sadly the lack of guidance is a common feature. There are no photos and limited information is provided so you have to examine the items in person. Who knows what you’ll find in the glove compartment.

Despite the hassle, perusing the wares is an interesting day out and you could be looking at a steal. Quite literally. There aren’t any estimations or minimum bids because the government is looking to shift the goods rather than turn a profit so there are bargains aplenty. Other highlights include a ‘GRP Sampan 8.11m x 2.16m with outboard engine’ and camera equipment such as a Canon SX30IS and a Nikon P100.

Sold.


Government Logistics Department Auction
August 11, from 10.30am
Government Logistics Centre, M/F, 11 Chong Fu Road, Chai Wan
Telephone: 2896 9878
Website: www.gld.gov.hk


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