The Office of General Services is launching “NYSStore,” a new eBay-based online platform to sell unneeded state vehicles and other excess state assets.
NYSStore will offer a spectrum of surplus state goods including office supplies, computers, cell phones, furniture, medical equipment, cameras, generators, tools, and other supplies that are no longer needed by the state. The sale will begin in early April with inventories updated regularly.
As part of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s overhaul of New York’s government operations, a new fleet management system has been set up to consolidate the state’s vehicle fleet. As a result, the state has identified nearly 500 vehicles to be part of the first online sale which could generate hundreds of thousands of dollars, as well as millions of dollars in reduced costs due to reduced fuel and maintenance expenses.
Many vehicles are late model (after 2000), have high mileage and will be sold “as-is”. Vehicles not sold through NYSStore will be offered through the traditional Office of General Services on-site auction at a later date.
The vehicles will be offered through www.nysstore.com. They will be available for inspection at the Harriman State Office Campus, and the Department of Motor Vehicles will have a satellite office on the campus to facilitate the sale and registration. Vehicles will be offered at a “buy it now” price, or for auction with a minimum price.