Earlier this afternoon, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he’s going to be selling New York State’s old stuff on eBay, to the excitement of whomever is interested in the state government’s old office supplies, furniture, and highway equipment.
Why is New York State selling its old stuff? Is New York State moving out of its old dusty Albany apartment to a new loft in Williamsburg?
Probably not, it seems.
In his statement, Mr. Cuomo said the government is selling “unneeded equipment and supplies” in order to “reduce operating costs and cut back on excess spending and inventory.”
New Yorkers wishing to purchase this inventory can mosey over to NYSStore.com, which will be an eBay-based online platform to sell these unneeded state assets. The sales will begin in April.
Of course, if Mr. Cuomo really wanted to rake home the big bucks for New York’s government, he might ask his girlfriend Sandra Lee to place some of her famous tablescapes on eBay along with the rest of the state’s old stuff from the attic.
In all seriousness, Mr. Cuomo announced the state has already identified 500 unneeded vehicles. ”This initiative is a small part of our work to overhaul government operations and make the state work more efficiently for the taxpayer,” he said of the website.