What payment methods are available?
When buying through an online auction or a sealed bid, payment must be in the exact amount of the sale (including a buyer's premium if applicable) by cash, certified check, or money order made out to the City of Newport News. Personal or business checks will not be accepted unless certified. The city does not accept credit or debit cards in payment for surplus equipment.

Live auctions handled by an outside party may be paid according to the terms published and announced by the auctioneer. This may require a deposit with full payment to follow prior to release of the item(s). Those payments are not made payable to the city, but to the company handling the auction.

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1. Who can buy surplus?
2. Can I see the items before I bid on them?
3. Where are the items located?
4. What payment methods are available?
5. Does the city ship the items to me?
6. What kind of condition are the surplus items in?