Lost property to be auctioned off

Items of lost property that have been handed in to the town hall in Oberursel and not been claimed are due to be auctioned off in the coming weeks.

From today (21st March, 2013) a preview of the items is available on the website www.sonderauktionen.net where the auctions will start on 18th April.  By then, all of the items will have been left unclaimed for over 6 months.

The auction works as follows: each item has a set maximum and minimum price and while the auction is running the price will keep dropping a few cents at a time.  Bidders can enter the price they wish to pay or stop the auction at any time if they are prepared to pay the current asking price.

For example: a bicycle starting at €100 and going down to €10 over 10 days.  Bidder 1 enters a bid of €55, bidder 2 enters a bid of €69,50.  If once the price reaches €72 a third bidder offers to pay that price then they win the auction.

The items won are to be collected and paid for by 31st May, 2013, from the lost property office in the town hall (first floor, room 101) during the opening times (Monday to Friday 7.30am until 12pm and Monday to Thursday 2pm until 6pm).  Payment may be made in cash or by ec-card.

The town hall offers no warranty on the items won and no exchange or withdrawal from the purchase is possible.


About Graham Tappenden

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Oberursel in 1993 and returned with his family to live there in 2003. He has been writing for AllThingsGerman.net since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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