If you’re shopping for deals today, the Vancouver Police Department is holding their annual Recovered Goods Auction.
The goods being auctioned off are items recovered by the VPD that have gone unclaimed in the last six months.
Speaking on the Jill Bennett Show, Supervisor of the Property and Evidence Control Section Justin Hull says discounts are impressive.
“We’ll have power saws, or tools, generally they go for about half price, half of what they’d normally be sold for if you were going to buy new. Bikes can be anywhere, 30 per cent to 50, 60 per cent of the new purchase price, there are deals to be had.”
GALLERY: Click below to browse some items up for grabs
Hull says there’s a wide variety of goods that typically carry a pretty high price tag, as well as more peculiar items like toothpaste and batteries.
“Gold bracelets, and so those are the big ticket items, they’ve been assessed at quite a high value, so that’ll be a big draw, and than we have some pretty impressive bikes, which you know, bittersweet because somebody had that stolen from them and we weren’t able to link up an owner.”
He also explains that if you attend the auction and see an item that belongs to you, all you need to do is show proof and the item will be returned.
He says the auction will be running between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Able Auctions in Surrey.
A full list of items included in the auction can be found here.