Item Information


Sale-Lot Number:
City, State:
Leeds, MA
Current Bid:
110 USD
Close Time:
05/29 06:02 PM CT (Closed)
Time Remaining:



ONE LOT CONSISTING OF BOWLING ALLEY AMF 4 Lane, 10 Candle Pin, installed in 1969. Everything will have to be broken down in order to remove from building. Includes 170 candle pins and 58 balls. Men shoes (1 pair of size 10, 8 pair of size 9 and 3 pair of size 8). Wooden floor: Approximately 3 inches thick in two layers, refinished in 2008 and hasn~ t been bowled on for over 4 years. Tests have been made to verify asbestos and lead with negative results. The gutters are made of wooden material and are 9 wide. Lanes are 3 wide and 54 long from beginning of lane to wall with the AMF Magic Triangle screen. Wooden flooring extends 16 out from beginning of lane. Mechanics: Built by American Machine & Foundry CO Bowling Division, Model 8295 and installed in 1969. Each lane operates separately. Repairs will be required, currently not working. Through the years each lane was used for parts to service operational lanes and finally down to 1. However, with modern technology and making of serviceable parts, pinsetters could become operational. Or all can be used as parts for your existing machines. Successful bidder will be responsible to remove flooring and all 4 machines. All items will have to be broken down for removal. Wooden floor will have to be cut in pieces in order to remove it from the building. The wood in place is 5" thick. The machinery mechanisms will also need to be dismantled in order to be removed through the exterior doors. One door that goes directly outside is 34" wide and the other is 39" wide which leads to exterior stairs (12 steps to the parking lot). Arrangements will need to be made in order to schedule removal due to building activities during the day. This is a bid button sale and bidders must provide proof of certificate of liability and workmen comp insurance for themselves and any contractors they may use. This insurance should be consistent with the requirements of the State your company is registered in the best commercial practices. This information can be faxed to Attn: Cynthia M. Smith at (215) 829 2764 or mail to GSA, FAS Property Management Division, The Dow Building 100 South Independence Mall West, Phila., PA 19106 and received by no later than 12 noon EST. Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Along with this information, bidders must include the sale and item (lot) number and email address. Once your certificate of liability insurance and workmen~s comp insurance have been received and evaluated, a bid button will be assigned and bidders will be notified that they can begin to bid. ****The successful bidder is cautioned that they will be responsible for disassembling, loading and removal of the property as well as provide all necessary materials, labor, equipment, etcs. To effect removal of the property without Government assistance**. PARTS MAY BE MISSING AND REPAIRS MAY BE REQUIRED, ( 1 LT); -USED- 36131280510221S

Inspection and Removal Information:

Property Location Information:

Inspection and Removal Information:

Property Location and inquiries/questions regarding property inspection and/or removal:

Va Health Care System
Bldg 11 Recreational Hall
421 North Main Street
Leeds, MA 01053

Contact: Levi Johnson
Phone: 413-584-4040 ext 2178
Fax: 413-582-3011

For inquiries/questions regarding contractual issues, contact the following sales contracting officer/property disposal specialist:

Phone: 215-446-5064

For inquiries/questions regarding payments ONLY, see the Payment and Removal section of the FAQ's located at the top right of this page OR refer to the contact information provided on your notice of award email.

Auction Description and Bidding Rules

This is an English auction. At the close of the auction, the user with the highest bid wins the auction, as long as that bid is at or above the auction's reserve price. The reserve price is the lowest price accepted for the item.

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Auction Properties

Current High Bid
110 USD
Reserve Price
Reserve Price Amount
Bid increment
10 USD
Inactivity period
Run length
Inactivity period for reduction of Bid Increment
Reduction of bid increment
Reduction of bid increment limit
Start Time
05/15 06:00 PM CT
Close Time
05/29 06:02 PM CT

Closing Rules:

This auction will end in one of these ways:

  • At the auction close time if no bids (proxy or flat) are placed within the inactivity period, or the auction is not subject to a inactivity period.
  • After the inactivity period has passed without any bids (proxy or flat) being placed.

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Winning & Trading

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Reduction of Bid Increment Notes

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As of February 14, 2009 bidders will be assigned the actual bidder number for the sale/lot based on when they placed their bid, if you are the first bidder for this sale you will see Bidder#1, if you are the second bidder you will see Bidder#2.

Bidders in the Auction (Current top 10 bidders)

Bidder Bid Amount Date-Time
Bidder#2 (Current High Bid) 110 USD 05/29/2018 05:57:01 PM CT
Bidder#1 40 USD 05/29/2018 05:56:46 PM CT

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