Detroit schools to hold final 2 auctions of surplus equipment

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DETROIT - Detroit Public Schools will hold an online warehouse auction Wednesday -- which will include a T-39A North American Sabreliner Jet. An upcoming auction will feature vintage aircraft engines, propellers, and more dating back to WWII.

The district began auctions last fall to sell excess items, such as surplus or obsolete kitchen equipment, outdated metal shop equipment, safes, automotive engines, obsolete pianos, kilns, and more.

Since October, has conducted approximately 25 online auctions to sell the district's surplus and/or obsolete items.

To date, these auctions have netted the district in excess of $372,000.

The online auction program seeks to minimize handling and warehousing costs as well as provide DPS proceeds from the sale of the contents. Items from the past auctions included surplus and/or obsolete multimedia equipment, athletic equipment, sporting goods, automotive technology, vehicles, furniture, and more! (See auction schedule to follow.) 


June 10, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Location: 10200 Erwin, Detroit


Special aviation auction:

Thursday, June 19, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Auction Inspection Period: Wednesday, June 18, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: 9800 Mount Elliot, Detroit, MI

Highlights: Vintage aircraft engines, propellers, and more dating back to WWII!



Inspection(s) - 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's office at (866) 260-1611 and make alternate arrangements.



High bidders are to make payments and remove items the following day after each auction from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., a Michigan company headquartered in Kalamazoo, has reached buyers and sellers from all 50 states and from over 140 countries. Unlike traditional auctioneers, has dedicated an entire team that focuses strictly on only educational assets. This has equipped to become experts at these type of assets to obtain maximum value.

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