Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Turners to Auction $1million of Earthquake Damaged Goods

Turners to Auction $1million of Brand New, Earthquake Insurance Claim Goods at No Reserve

More than 4,000 items of furniture, whiteware and electronics to be sold

More than $1 million worth of brand new, earthquake salvaged furniture, electronics and appliances will go under the hammer in the first stock clearance auction from the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquake.

The stock has come from an earthquake insurance claim made by one of New Zealand’s largest homeware and electronics retailers whose Christchurch stores were rocked by the quake on September 4

The goods will be sold in a two-day no reserve clearance auction at Turners Auctions’ Auckland branch this weekend.

“There are more than 4,000 items that have been knocked around by the quake and are no longer suitable for a retail environment. Most of the stock has only minor scratches or packaging damage though, so this is a real opportunity for people to bag a pre-Christmas bargain,” says Graham Roberts, Chief Executive of Turners Auctions.

“We’ve got everything from iPads to BBQs to beds. The stock has been written off by the retailer’s insurers, so we’re clearing it all at no reserve at our Auckland branch.”

On offer is a huge variety of goods including Apple products, laptops, home theatre systems, TVs, cameras, fridges, washing machines, dishwashers, ovens, bedroom furniture, dining tables and chairs, air-conditioning units and much more.

The two-day auction will run from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November at Turners Auctions, 100 Gavin Street, Penrose, Auckland.

Customers are able to view and inspect the goods in advance of the auction as well, with viewing days scheduled on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 November between 10am and 4pm.

A full catalogue of all the lots in the auction, including photos, is available at www.turners.co.nz/quake

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>

Earlier:

Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>

ALSO:

Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

ALSO:

Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

ALSO:

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news