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Joplin Schools Auctions Off Used School Property to Benefit Local Education


From book shelves to buses, to mobile classrooms all up for sale at bargain prices to make money for local schools.

Many of the shoppers came out to the Joplin Schools Auction looking to outfit their children's bedrooms

"When you go to a store you typically will find you know licensed brand furniture with Disney characters and stuff like that on it and not everybody wants to decorate that way. So if you just want some basic goods, school equipment, and most of these chairs and desks and everything are built to last years and years. So its stuff that you know if you buy it it's going to hold up for whatever you're using it for,” says Neosho resident Kenneth Hewett.

Other shoppers were looking to use the items for business.

"We're looking for some shelving for our flea market booth and our shop on Main Street,” says Joplin resident Becca Gribben.

There are at least three hundred chairs in this room, let alone, more than a thousand items for buyers to save big bucks on the essentials.

"They have a lot of iMac monitors. They have a lot of the iMac laptops, which would really be nice just to have one, even an older one, just to play around with,” says Diamond resident Rex Smith.

Shoppers looking outside are hoping to snag the big ticket items.

"I am looking at the bus because I have a really huge family and I need a new family vehicle. I have an older bus and it's on terminal life support right now,” says Wentworth resident Steve Mitchell.

There are also two portable classrooms up for sale which got the attention of the Disabled American Veterans of Joplin

"We're looking at this portable and possibly the other one depending on which one we can get for an office space to add on to a building we're negotiating,” says Bob Kaulbach, Commander of Joplin’s DAV.

Currently the group is renting space and it sees it as a cost effective alternative for their new home.

"It's air conditioned, it's easy to set up. And gives us the space that we would need,” he says.

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