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California Briefing / Sacramento

State 'garage sale' yields $1.6 million

August 30, 2009|Times Staff and Wire Reports

The California State and Consumer Services Agency announced Saturday that what officials had dubbed the Great California Garage Sale made more than $1.6 million for the general fund.

More than 7,000 people attended the sale of surplus state property in a Sacramento-area warehouse Friday and Saturday, officials said.

Thousands of unneeded and unclaimed items were offered for sale, including computers, desks, jewelry and a dental chair.

More than 600 used state cars were also offered -- 447 of them online, some signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

"This was an excellent event that exceeded our expectations," said Fred Aguiar, secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency.

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