Head to the Airport, Bring Home a Fit Bit
This weekend, you can bid on items left at the airport — as well as used airport equipment — at PIT’s annual auction.
What happens to lost or abandoned items at the airport? Some are retrieved by the owners if they can be found. Some are donated to charity. And some you get to bid on.
On Saturday, Pittsburgh International Airport will host its annual public auction, which offers items left in abandoned vehicles (and the vehicles themselves) as well as used airport equipment and other items.
According to the Tribune-Review, the airport reports abandoned vehicles and items left inside to the Allegheny County Police, who attempts to contact the vehicle’s owner, as does PennDOT, if necessary. If no one claims the items, they’re included in the annual auction.
On the auction block this year are a number of vehicles, smartphones, tablets, laptops, Fit Bits, jewelry, books and a saxophone, among other things. Used airport items including snow equipment, a lawn mower and office furniture are also up for grabs.
The Allegheny County Airport Authority donated several boxes of items to local charities before the auction.
Revenue from airport equipment sold at the auction goes to the airport's budget, but proceeds from lost or abandoned items go to the Allegheny County Airport Authority Charitable Foundation.
Click here for a complete list of all of the items up for sale.