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Up for bids. (credit: Detroit Public Schools)

Up for bids. (credit: Detroit Public Schools)

DETROIT (WWJ) - Looking for a unique gift this holiday? You could find just the thing in an unexpected place.

Furniture, vehicles, heavy equipment, and musical instruments are just some of the items being featured in the series of auctions hosted by the Detroit Public Schools this month.

How about a vintage desk, chalkboard or some of those fold-up cafeteria tables?

Spokeswoman Jennifer Mrozowski puts out the word to DPS alums that there are plenty of items that may appeal to you.

Up for bids. (credit: Detroit Public Schools)

Up for bids. (credit: Detroit Public Schools)

“There are things in our warehouse that might be old marching band uniforms and those sorts of things,”  Mrozowski said. “We even have those things that are in the middle of swimming pool lanes.”

“So, there’s really something for everybody in the auctions,” she said, “and these are mostly things that are obsolete. Obviously, for DPS children you want to have twenty-first century items.”

[See more available items HERE].

AUCTION SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION:

Auction: Surplus and/or Obsolete Pianos and Salvage Music Instruments / General Items
Date: Thursday, Dec. 5 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Preview: Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pickup: Friday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: 9800 Mt. Elliot, Detroit
Examples of items: Hundreds of pianos and other obsolete items.

Auction: Surplus and/or Obsolete Vehicles and Equipment

Up for bids. (credit: Detroit Public Schools)

Up for bids. (credit: Detroit Public Schools)

Date: Monday, Dec. 9 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Preview: Friday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pickup: Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: 1425 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit
Examples of items: vehicles, lawn mowers, heavy equipment, trailers.

Auction: Surplus and/or Obsolete Kitchen Equipment and Supplies
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Preview: Monday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pickup: Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: 1425 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit
Examples of items: Ovens, prep tables, coolers, freezers.

Auction: Surplus and/or Obsolete Commercial Printing / Binding Equipment
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Preview: Monday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pickup: Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: 1425 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit
Examples of items: commercial printing equipment, binders, supplies

Auction: Surplus and/or Obsolete Automotive Technology and Vehicles / General Items
Date: Thursday, Dec. 12 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Up for bids. (credit: Detroit Public Schools)

Up for bids. (credit: Detroit Public Schools)

Preview: Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Up for bids. (credit: Detroit Public Schools)

Up for bids. (credit: Detroit Public Schools)

Pickup: Friday, Dec. 13 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: 9800 Mt. Elliot, Detroit
Examples of items: brand new automotive engines, lightly used lifts, tools, multiple vehicles.
Auction: Surplus and/or Obsolete Art Supplies and Equipment / General Items
Date: Thursday, Dec. 19 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Preview: Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 9 .am. – 3 p.m.
Pickup: Friday, Dec. 20 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: 9800 Mt. Elliot, Detroit
Examples of items: art supplies, specialty paper, kilns.

PRE-AUCTION INSPECTION – Individuals will have the opportunity to inspect items the day prior to each auction. Individuals who would like to participate in the auction but don’t have access to a computer can call Biddergy.com’s office at (866) 260-1611 and make alternate arrangements.

Up for bids. (credit: Detroit Public Schools)

Up for bids. (credit: Detroit Public Schools)

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