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Airport confiscated items get auctioned cheaply

Ever wondered where do all the confiscated items from airport security is inventoried? Transportation Security Administration(TSA The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 as part of the Aviation and Transportation Security.) officials auction these items on eBay or government sells them through their state run auction sites or unclaimed baggage buys truck load of these unclaimed or confiscated items.I would say a good pre-owned items deal.Confiscated items ranges from swiss knives , tooth pastes , dumping trucks , Sedan and many more that we cannot even think of.Check the government auction sites for all current bid items.

State Government auction sites:

Alabama : Click me for Alabama surplusproperty
Georgia : click me for surplus property of Georgia
Illinois: Click me for Illinois ibid
Kentucky :Click me for Kentucky surplus
Oregon: oregonsurplus
Pennsylvania :Penn surplus
Texas: Texas surplus
Washington State :Washington surplus

Source : Yahoo Travel link

Sample eBay bidding pages:

Pocket Knives bidding

Unclaimed baggage:

It is the warehouse of the lost and never found, the final destination of airline luggage that goes missing in the US and is never reclaimed.
Click me for unclaimedbaggage

You may very well find some of the treasures that you may have lost in lost luggage.

Source : BBC link

Do you know – Government is biggest seller on Amazon with goods worth about 3.5 billion dollars in sales.Probably this adds to our tax money and eases a bit of tax burden on us. (hopefully ?)

Conclusion : the TSA report shows that Screener s at Los Angeles International Airport missed about 75% of simulated items that Transportation .Security Administration (TSA) testers hid under their clothes or in carry-on bags at checkpoints.In the most recent tests, conducted in 2006, security screeners at LAX failed to identify 75%, while Chicago O’Hare screeners missed 60% of the components.If TSA had been more effective the government can pocket more and more dollars from confiscated items.


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Posted By: Kalyan | Date: November 2, 2007 | Categories: Deals
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