The big sale in Blytheville

By Keith Boles - bio | email feedback

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) --The Blytheville School District is cleaning house, literally.

Over 30 years of accumulated stuff is being sold to the public. Superintendent Richard Atwill and I stood in the school districts' maintenance building amidst the product.

"Chairs, tables, marker boards, computer desks. All kinds of things that don't meet code anymore."

And that was just the tip of the iceberg, how about 10 dollar air conditioners or dishes for a penny a piece or practically new file cabinets for 5 bucks.

Atwill, "It's priced to get rid of. It would cost us more in labor to haul this stuff off or throw it in a dumpster than it would to offer it to the public to give everybody a fair shot at some good deals.

Many of the browsers the day before the sale were from churches. They came with lists in hand of what they wanted  or needed to purchase.

They are also selling computer sets limiting them to 2 per person.

Atwill, "We have 134 computer systems for sale. 60 dollars a piece. That's a monitor, keyboard and CPU."

Some of the products are brand new still in the boxes they were shipped in. Some are donations that are used or never even saw service. Old records, plastic dishes kitchen tools, all kinds of things.

I asked Atwill where the money will go from the sale.

"The money has to go back in the general fund, what we operate the schools on."

The doors opened at 6:30 on Friday and Atwill says he expects the crowd to be huge.

Why not? It's the sale of the centuries.

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