GCSO announces GovDeals partnership

By Matt Lasley - [email protected]

The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, Feb. 23 announced its partnership with GovDeals.com to offer local residents more opportunities to bid on vehicles for sale.

Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins said that, over the past several months, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) has received numerous calls asking when its next auction would be on its fleet and seized vehicles.

Chaffins said the GCSO could never give a definitive date on when that would be because it takes time and lots of manpower to organize a live, in-person auction.

To remedy this, the GCSO has teamed up with GovDeals.com to make it easier for citizens to be able to bid on any vehicle the agency puts up for sale.

“It is easier because a person can bid from any computer or smart phone and never have to leave their home,” Chaffins said. “Normally, we would wait to put one up for sale until we had five or six vehicles to include in the auction. Now, we can put one up for sale as soon as it is ready, giving almost every citizen the opportunity to bid without having to waste time by attending an auction.”

Chaffins said that, in the near future, the GCSO may also have confiscated items for sale, including TVs, stereos, tools, office equipment, and various other items after the agency determines how well the GovDeals opportunity is received by the public.

The GCSO currently has four vehicles up for bid on GovDeals.com.

Those interested in bidding may visit www.govdeals.com and enter Grayson County Sheriff’s Office in the search engine, and the website will bring up all the items the GCSO has for sale.

GovDeals also lists all the requirements those placing bids will need to do so, as well as the rules for purchasing, Chaffins said.

Additionally, interested bidders may visit the GCSO at any time during normal business hours (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) to view the vehicles in person.

“We are excited to offer this service to our citizens and hope it will give more Grayson County citizens the opportunity to be able to bid,” Chaffins said.

Any questions about this service may be directed to Chaffins or GCSO Chief Deputy Corey Knochel.

By Matt Lasley

[email protected]

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

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