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Barnsley Council launches Ebay account for unwanted items

Thursday August 13 2015

BARNSLEY Council has launched a new Ebay account to sell leftover highway materials, plant equipment, transport parts, street lighting materials and protective clothing.

The council’s Environment and Transport section is piloting the use of Ebay to sell supplies and materials. Due to the nature of the services, they are occasionally left with unwanted items.

Arrangements already exist for recovering any costs from these items - whether that’s returning items to suppliers, re-using them within the service, recycling them for alternative use or disposing of them at a cost to the council.

Coun Roy Miller said: “Using Ebay will provide us with another channel to manage surplus stock and will also give members of the public, along with council staff and partners, the opportunity to bid for items and goods.

“In a time when we are facing Government cuts to our funding, we are having to think more creatively and business-like in order to maintain our services."

People who want to check what Barnsley Council has for sale can visit www.ebay.co.uk/usr/barnsleymbc

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Reply Posted by mick on Friday August 14 2015 at 16:17
have they created a job for someone to run the ebay store

Reply Posted by Mick on Friday August 14 2015 at 17:11
Great idea. Some really boring stuff on there so far, although I did notice some of it is work clothing. It doesn't look like current designs but they need to be careful with that in future or they could be providing people with stuff to use for bogus calling - impersonating council staff to rip people off.

Reply Posted by Robdought on Sunday August 16 2015 at 19:55
Any chance of putting Calamity Miller on EBAY.everything is name is connected to results in disaster.

Reply Posted by Alan Hill on Monday September 19 2016 at 21:22
I would like to obtain an old style street lamp lantern or similar, is this something you may be able to supply.
Thank you