Lloyds Auctioneers and Valuers auctioneer Paul Thomasson poses for a photo with some of the Commonwealth Games goods set to go under the hammer. Photo AAP/ Ric Frearson
Lloyds Auctioneers and Valuers auctioneer Paul Thomasson poses for a photo with some of the Commonwealth Games goods set to go under the hammer. Photo AAP/ Ric Frearson

How to score bargain Games items

FANCY a world- class racing bicycle for a fraction of its retail price?

Or a brand new mobile phone for as little as $1?

Tens of thousands of items from the Commonwealth Games will go under the hammer in the coming weeks as part of an online auction with Lloyds Auctioneers and Valuers, tipped to be the biggest Games auction yet.

 

The vast majority of goods are going up unreserved, including Shimano racing bicycles, tablets, hospitality equipment and white goods.

You could even snag one of the surfboards used in the opening festival, or a piece of furniture from the Games Village in mint condition.

Games room in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Village on March 18, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images for GOLDOC)
Games room in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Village on March 18, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images for GOLDOC)

Auctioneer Paul Thomasson said everyone will be able to pick up a bargain, and bidding is already open on some lots.

"(There's) tech assets - computers, mobile phones, we have a large supply of catering gear, both commercial and household, and we also have the high performance race bikes," Mr Thomasson said.

"The (Shimano) race bikes are definitely something that are a little bit different, they're not readily available, there's 10 of those."

The living room and kitchen area of athletes accommodation is seen during a media tour of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Athletes Village on the Gold Coast, Sunday, March 18, 2018. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)
The living room and kitchen area of athletes accommodation is seen during a media tour of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Athletes Village on the Gold Coast, Sunday, March 18, 2018. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

Mr Thomasson said some of the items for sale are still in their original packaging, barely touched.

"The bidding on every item starts at $1," he said.

"It's a great opportunity for people to buy items that haven't had a lot of use.

"Some of those assets look like they're brand new and in boxes, they could have not been used at all.

"The best things about these auctions is the majority of the items are being sold unreserved.

"You can't get any fairer than starting everything at a dollar and seeing where it gets to."

Bedroom in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Village on March 18, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images for GOLDOC)
Bedroom in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Village on March 18, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images for GOLDOC)

Check out the range of goods and get bidding at lloydsauctions.com.au.

Large items will have to be picked up from one of Lloyd Auctions sheds located in southeast Queensland.



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