Norfolk, Virginia (Wavy) – Cars, laptops, jewelry, headphones (lots of them) and many other abandoned items found at Norfolk International Airport in Virginia will go up for auction this week.
Ann net auction Nearly 200 different lots were offered at the event earlier this week.
Contains lost and found items from the TSA, organized by various themes. 9 Alex and Ani charm bracelets, Assorted charms and decorations, plus a $50 hobby lobby card, mickey mouse boogie board, Flag/poster commemorating the Buffalo Soldiers of Kansas City, Missouri and further huffy bicycle.
There were also random leftover items from the airport, such as computer monitors, printers, and cushioned ottomans. Auctioneers said the cars were all driven to the airport and abandoned, with a Carfax report.
Among the best-selling items were the 8-piece cushioned ottoman and the 2002 Toyota Corolla.both sold for $1,500.a yamaha electric guitar and stag electric bass guitar Each sold for $85, and the Mickey Mouse boogie board sold for $5.
TSA regional spokesman Mark J. Howell told Nexstar that airport auctions are not uncommon. However, it may vary depending on the airport and airline. Some items may be donated or discarded.
The same is true for items checked in at TSA checkpoints.
Items handed over at checkpoints (such as pocket knives) are recorded and retained by the TSA. After that, depending on the state, surplus institutions and free institutions will collect them. That agency or organization sends the item to the auction with funds that benefit the state agency selected by the state.
Still, Mr. Howell says TSA officials will give them the opportunity to dispose of the goods rather than surrender them. This means putting it back in the car, charging it to the airline, or returning it to the person who took you to the airport. Depending on the airport, you may also have the option to have the item mailed to you instead.
Exceptions are for illegal items such as ammunition, firearms and marijuana.
“If it’s illegal, we will report it to law enforcement,” Howell explains.
https://www.mystateline.com/news/what-happens-to-cars-items-left-at-airports-sometimes-theyre-auctioned-off/ What happens if I leave something in the car or at the airport?Occasionally they are put up for auction