Every year airports end up with hundreds of lost items that are never claimed. What do they do with the growing pile?
Well, here’s what one airport is doing.
Indianapolis Airport is auctioning out up to 2,000 items, mostly T-shirts, tools, small electronics and even some vintage stuff, next week along with a load of equipment they don’t need or use any more.
They have given out the details for the auction on their site: “From aviation enthusiasts to film buffs and comic book collectors, nearly everyone will find something of interest at an upcoming auction at the Indianapolis International Airport featuring an astonishing assortment of items. The auction will take place Thursday, October 30 beginning at 10 a.m. near the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) at 2601 S Hoffman Road, Indianapolis.”
Here’s some of the stuff:
Online bidding will also take place and there are goodies like, “A huge array of tools, machinery, and other equipment, much of it aviation related will be available for bid, as well as unclaimed lost and found items such as jewelry, comic books, a Louis Vuitton purse, and a vast range of electronics including 24 Kindles and 21 iPads.”
The airport is looking forward to a huge turn out and why shouldn’t they? Their last auction minted over $241,000 that was used for the airport's operating costs.
Wow. So now we know! Imagine losing stuff like a Louis Vuitton bag or an iPad and never bothering to claim it?