The Municibid Podcast

The Municibid Podcast

We dive into the wild world of government surplus and uncover the creative ways people are utilizing the items they win at auctions. From a city bus transformed into a luxurious RV, to an ambulance repurposed as a work truck, and even a used car dealership thriving by winning auctions and reselling decommissioned police vehicles, we've got some amazing stories to share.

Episodes

February 22, 2024 18 mins

Jason Bobst gives a rare behind-the-scenes look at the intricacies of municipal governance and the forward-thinking strategies for managing township resources. With his deep understanding of public administration, Jason brings to light the dynamic range of services his township provides, along with engaging tales of West Norriton's historical roots linked to Thomas Jefferson.

Jason discusses the day-to-day operations of managin...

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Gene Irvin, Fleet Supervisor of Springfield Township, shares an insider’s view on managing a municipal fleet and the benefits of using online auction platforms for handling government surplus. Gene details the nuances of vehicle maintenance within the township, shares intriguing historical facts about Springfield, and highlights the significant cost savings from shifting the police fleet to hybrid vehicles.

Get an inside look at Spr...

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February 8, 2024 7 mins

Daniel Oliver shares his unique journey from part-time summer work in a line painting company to establishing his own business in the field alongside his daughter. This family enterprise not only rekindles Oliver's passion for line painting but also serves as a bonding and learning opportunity for the duo.

Daniel's story unfolds as he shares the beginning of his line painting business, which started with a winning bid on a...

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Tony Powell talks us through his serendipitous discovery of the auction for the 1969 brush truck from Burton Fire Department, shared by a local news station. Fueled by his affection for old cars, Tony found himself bidding on and winning the vehicle — a process made simple and straightforward through Municibid. Over the course of owning the truck, he learned about its rich history, including its refurbishment by volunteer firemen a...

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Rob Kelsey dives into the heartwarming story of how adversity led to entrepreneurship and community bonding in Upstate New York. The conversation reveals the intersection of personal challenges, passion for pets, and the creative use of municipal government auctions to catalyze business growth and local community events. Discover the inspiring journey of Rob and his cat hotel, from its serendipitous beginnings to the joyful impact ...

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January 18, 2024 20 mins

Eric Lahti shares his experience of purchasing and transforming an ambulance into the ultimate tailgate vehicle. He discusses how his love for the New England Patriots led him to explore the idea of a tailgate bus, which eventually evolved into the decision to buy an ambulance.

Eric provides insights into the process of converting the ambulance, including designing a functional and eye-catching exterior wrap, installing grills on th...

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January 18, 2024 10 mins

Sky Fogal, the President of Skirmish Paintball, shares his experience using government auctions to acquire items for his business. Sky shares insights into the unique challenges and benefits of participating in government auctions, as well as his favorite auction wins and the impact they have had on his paintball facility. He also discusses the importance of reusing and repurposing items to reduce waste and the environmental impact...

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January 18, 2024 28 mins

In the bustling marketplace of government surplus, a visionary saw an opportunity to streamline a cumbersome process and provide value to both governments and the public. Greg Berry, the founder and CEO of Municibid, shares the riveting story of how he turned a simple observation into a revolutionary online auction platform.

From his early days as a council member of the Borough of Pottstown, Greg saw the potential in underutilized ...

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January 17, 2024 2 mins

What happens to the ambulances, heavy equipment, and many other items like traffic lights and street signs when municipalities upgrade them? We’re diving in the wild world of government surplus right here on The Municibid Podcast.

Tune in Thursdays at 8 am Eastern for a new auction story.

Explore current auctions at municibid.com

Want to be a guest or share feedback? Email marketing@municibid.com

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