County Holds First-Ever Online Auction

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – For the first time, Middlesex County will hold its annual auction of cars, heavy equipment and office and computer supplies online.

The online auction replaces the traditional in-person auction the county has held in years past.

Freeholder Director David B. Crabiel, chair of the county’s Administration and Finance Committee, the rest of the Freeholders and County Purchaser Jack Garber believe an online auction will attract more potential bidders from a larger geographic area, and therefore generate more revenue.

The auction, broken into three categories—one for vehicles, one for office and computer equipment and one for heavy equipment—will open 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29. All bidding closes at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5.

Bidders can visit and scroll down to the Middlesex County auctions to view photos and read descriptions of the 74 vehicles and 30 pieces of heavy equipment up for auction. Descriptions of the office and computer equipment, jewelry, furniture and electronics are online as well.

Bidders must electronically register at the web site before bidding. The process is similar to other online auctions. The highest bidder on each individual item at 8 p.m. Oct. 5 will be declared the winner of that item. Until then, bidders may increase their bid amounts throughout the seven days of the auction.

County officials strongly encourage all bidders to inspect the items before bidding. Everything is sold as is. All sales are final.

The items are available for in-person inspection from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 and 30. The cars and heavy equipment can be viewed at the county’s Central Vehicle Complex on Apple Orchard Lane in North Brunswick. The office and computer equipment and smaller items can be viewed at Building 216 on the Middlesex City College campus, 2600 Woodbridge Ave. in Edison.

All payments must be made by cash, cashier’s check or money order made payable to Auction Liquidation Services. 

Merchandise must be removed by Friday, Oct. 10 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. with a paid receipt.

For information, go to the auction web site at

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