Auction features Navy ship anchors weighing 35,000 pounds

The Oklahoma City company Government Liquidation is auctioning seven Navy ship anchors that were unloaded by the Department of Defense.
by Jennifer Palmer Modified: September 13, 2013 at 9:30 am •  Published: September 12, 2013

The forklift is used to move generators, MRI machines and other very heavy items, yet fits through a 10-foot-by-10-foot door, Mares said.

Whoever wins the auctions will be responsible for hauling away their own purchase, and they'll have 10 business days to do so, according to the auction terms.

Government Liquidation has sold ship anchors before, Jackson said.

“You think of it, we've sold it,” he said.

“We've sold everything from ex-cavalry horses to 747 airplanes.”

The company has an exclusive contract with the Department of Defense to sell excess inventory through its online sales channel and has sold more than 240 million surplus items.

Tens of thousands of goods are added to the website each week, including uniforms, vehicles, aircraft and boat parts, building materials, industrial machinery and laboratory equipment.

Government Liquidation's Oklahoma City site has 540,000 square feet of storage inside and 12 acres outside.

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by Jennifer Palmer
Investigative Reporter
Jennifer Palmer joined The Oklahoman staff in 2008 and, after five years on the business desk, is now digging deeper through investigative work. She's been recognized with awards in public service reporting and personal column writing. Prior to...
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