SCS auctions off more than 1,100 items of excess equipment

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Shelby County Schools is making efforts to get rid of excess supplies before the upcoming school year.

SCS held an auction Friday inside a Memphis warehouse off Farmville Road for bidders to snag things such as lawn mowers, vacuums, kitchen equipment and more.

"We were looking for like some [wax] strippers and some walk behind machines to try and get the water up," bidder Timmie Jones said.

Jones and his partner are getting ready to start a floor waxing and carpet cleaning company. With money tight, they went to the auction in hopes of getting a good deal.

"Some of these machines cost a little more than $300-$400. If I can get one for $100 I think I've won," Jones said.

But to win, he had to battle with dozens of others.

Bidders had a chance to take home more than 1,100 items.

This is the third auction the school district has held, but the first Jones has attended.

WMC Action News 5 reached out to SCS to inquire about where the money earned will go. The district has not responded.

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