Tulsa testing online venue for property auction

Tulsa testing online venue for property auction

CREATED Jun 20, 2013

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The city of Tulsa is trying a new way to get rid of extra property it's accumulated.

Tulsa's first online surplus property auction begins Friday and runs through July 12.

City officials say the process will be a quicker way for Oklahoma's second-largest city to unload the vehicles, office furniture, heavy equipment and outdated computer gear it no longer needs.

Customers can register online at www.purplewave.com and make payment arrangements when the bidding's done.

The city's finance department says it will work with other online auction companies in coming months to see which produces the best results.

The department will compare results with those of its traditional auctions it usually holds held twice a year.

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