By Crazy Joe - Be A Survivor
I remember those tales back in high school about guys who could get used Army surplus motorcycles for 50 dollars. They were always "in a crate" and ready to go. At age 16 what a dream come true that would have been. Well in this day and age as costs rise along with taxation it is great to know and find out it does exist and can be done.
Over the past 12 years I have several friends who have gotten the 2 1/2 ton army truck "DUECE AND A HALF" in running condition for under 1000 dollars while some had to bid as high as 5,000 dollars. One friend just got one 4 months ago from a guy up the road who purchased it from this site but did not have the time to restore it properly. My friend paid a little over the 4000 dollars the man paid. It is in the process of getting sand blasted now and will get the olive drab paint job when done.
The diesel engine is in great shape and ready for this - it has only 17,000 original miles. I went over the engine top to bottom and was impressed. All the tires are in excellent shape. The worst part about it is the condition of the seat covers. I have another friend who recently bid on 2 "dueces" and lost but he is getting ready to try again. This web site is the official government contracted company in charge of selling all military surplus.
At present there is a not to old Jeep Cherokee Laredo, located at Fort Meade - Maryland, which would be a real steal at 800 dollars. No matter what your interest from welding equipment to cars, trucks, clothing, boots, you know what the military has and they are selling it. I know of no other place where a pallet of woodland camo field jackets can be had for 150 dollars.
I have read all the pages in regards to signing up for the auctions. There is plenty to read and taking your time with the procedures will save you grief. There is a hotline for help. Should you be the winning bidder you must have proper identification to get access to the military posts or national guard/reserve armories to pick up your gear - this can include vehicle insurance card, valid drivers license and the forms from the site regarding your lot number and items being picked up. Being in South Jersey I have been watching Fort Dix and Maguire Air Force Base along with the surplus storage facility up north by Fort Monmouth.
Across the river in Pennsylvania there are a number of national guard armories selling off equipment and vehicles which are not far from me. Here is the link should you be interested in at least surfing through it. If you yourself or you and your friends could use a 1 1/2 ton trailer and a deuce and a half to tow it then this is the place to find them. And when 2 or more "chip in" the cost becomes even less. Networking and sharing hands down benefits all. Just to spend a little time surfing this site, I am sure, will whet anyone's appetite. Good hunting.
Crazy Joe in South Jersey
Here is the link: Government Surplus Auctions at Government Liquidation
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