Five things on sale from your friendly federal government


# 5. A 1975 Chevrolet Corvette

Price tag: Auction starts at $900

Now I know what you are thinking.  Its just a few days after the holidays and you are strapped for cash. But if you have a spare wad of money you should take a trip to Alton, Ill. to bid on one of the cooler cars that has come up for auction recently. The property was seized because of a failure to pay taxes and is being held by the IRS and has about 98,000 miles on it. It also comes in my favorite color – awesome.

#4 A 1982 Cessna 414A

Price tag: $295,000 (current bid)

While not as traditional as a Corvette, this low-wing cantilever monoplane (sounds fancy) with a conventional tail unit and a retractable tricycle landing gear is the perfect way to avoid the morning commute. The plane comes courtesy of the Interior Department’s National Business Center and is available for inspection at Turbo Air at the Boise, Idaho Airport. But be warned, it does not come with a warranty.

#3 Portland Customs House

Price tag: At least $540,000

This 78,838 square foot building located on .88 acres in Portland may be the perfect addition to your collection of aging federal buildings (I have my eyes on the Old Post Office building in Washington, D.C.) It comes with a 77 foot loading platform perfect for moving in. Constructed more than 125 years ago, it is a pretty good example of a federal building designed in the Italian Renaissance style.

Warning: May require significant renovations before its move-in ready.

#2 Oil painting: Donuts (Update: Sold)

Price tag: $225

Jump on this auction before it sells! Its an oil painting of donuts (actually, one croissant as well).  One of the donuts is even chocolate frosted, which makes it the perfect piece of donut related art for your donut-themed recreation room.

Donuts. What more can I say?

Actually it just sold. Sorry guys.
#1 Four bags of unmarked uniforms

Price tag: $16

For sale are 4 boxes of unmarked uniforms, consisting of shirts, pants and jackets. All the uniforms have been decommissioned and unmarked. They might also be torn. But besides all that, these are the perfect addition to your wardrobe if you happen to wear the same thing every day.

Anything else interesting that your agency is selling? Feel free to post it in the comments.




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  1. For $16 you can not go wrong with the bags of uniforms. I can donate them to the needy and get a $20 write off. If you see this Carol, I did read THE ROUTE. It was a very good ebook that was a very nice read. I might not have noticed it on if you did not mention it earlier so Thanks. Should be a good read for all employees, federal or private, thanks

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