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How to save money at the Clark County auction

Posted at 7:34 PM, May 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 09:23:03-04

At the Clark County auction Saturday, you can score deals on everything from furniture to cars.

Former police and county vehicles, as well as anything that's no longer of value, are being auctioned off back to the public.

For more information on how to register for the auction, click here.

In addition to cars and trucks of all sizes, there is also construction equipment, office supplies, furniture, lights, bikes, motorcycles, and even a helicopter.

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There is no reserve, meaning no minimum bid, and the highest bidder wins. 

Because of that, Neil Sackmary with Nevada Coin Mart says it's possible to score some major deals. For example, a spreader that might go for $50,000 new can be bought for around $1,000 - which could be good for a small business owner.

And for families with kids, a brand new bike might cost around $300 normally but can be bid on for around $10-50.

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Sackmary says he has some advice for first-time bidders. The first thing is go in knowing how much you're willing to spend on an item. He also recommends not being the first bidder, instead waiting second or third so you can see how serious your competition is.

And for the cars, while you're not allowed to test drive them, you can start the car, and inspect them under the hood to make sure everything is how you like it.

The auction will be held Saturday at 8 am at 4320 Stephanie Street.