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需要1200卷厕纸么?不妨淘一淘全球美国使馆的各类拍卖品

Natasha Bach 2018年08月01日

从今年7月30日到8月8日,美国驻伦敦使馆将举办数月来的第二次拍卖,出售多种剩余的用品。

图中可见位于伦敦西南区Nine Elms的美国大使馆。Ian West—PA Images via Getty Images

厕纸用完了,想不想买些比本地超市常见品牌Charmin更“特别”的厕纸?

不用太费心找,美国驻伦敦大使馆的拍卖就能满足你。

又或者需要割草机、爬梯机,或是家中饭厅或客厅的全套家私?

美国使馆也可以帮助你满足这些需求。

从今年7月30日到8月8日,美国驻伦敦使馆将举办数月来的第二次拍卖,出售多种剩余的用品。

各项用品包括1200卷厕纸和756卷厨房用纸,起拍价均为100英镑(约合131美元);被列为废弃物的一部照相机外加相机包,开价1英镑(约合1.3美元);一辆二手沃尔沃汽车,起拍价1800英镑(约合2366美元)。

不过,美国使馆不只在伦敦出售各种物品。十多个城市的美国使馆都准备进行拍卖,驻阿尔巴尼亚和马其顿的使馆正在拍卖过程中。

8月末,美国驻瑞典斯德哥尔摩大使馆将举行最大规模的拍卖,拍卖品达67件,包括床架、卧室家具、枝形吊灯和扬声器等等。

但最古怪的拍卖可能来自美国驻阿尔巴尼亚首都地拉那的使馆,他们列出的拍卖物品包括11部发电机、三辆汽车、轮胎若干和一台叉车。

虽然拍卖的物品可能是富余的,但美国政府显然不希望拍出后在使馆内放置太久。一个使馆线上拍卖的网页称,买家必须在“指点时间”取走拍下的物品,否则将会用买家“不可追回”的方式处置。(财富中文网)

译者:Pessy

审校:夏林

 

Out of toilet paper but looking for something a little more, ‘special’ than Charmin from your local supermarket?

Look no further than the U.S. Embassy’s auction in London.

Or maybe you need a lawnmower, a Stairmaster, or a full dining room or living room set?

There is a U.S. Embassy somewhere that can help you cover those needs too.

In its second auction in as many months, the U.S. Embassy in London will be selling a range of surplus items via auction, starting on Monday, July 30, and running until Wednesday, August 8.

The items range from 1,200 rolls of toilet paper, starting at £100 ($131) and 756 rolls of paper towel for £100 ($131), to a camera and bag listed as scrap for £1 ($1.30) and a used Volvo, with the starting price of £1,800 ($2,366).

But London isn’t the only city selling off a flurry of odd items. U.S. Embassies in nearly a dozen cities are preparing for upcoming auctions, and there are two currently underway in Albania and Macedonia.

An auction to be held in Stockholm, Sweden at the end of August has the biggest lot, with 67 items being sold, ranging from bed frames and bedroom furniture to a chandelier and speakers.

But the strangest auction of all? Probably the one being held in Tirana, Albania, which has listed 11 generators, three cars, tires, and a forklift for sale.

While the items might be surplus, the government clearly does not want these items on their hands longer than necessary. According to the online auction page, buyers must pick up their items within a “scheduled timeframe” or else they will be disposed of with “no possibility for their retrieval.”

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