Letter: $30,000 car is a boondoggle
Some weeks ago, there was a full-page article about a forfeited 1939 Ford that our Sheriff's Department has in its possession and was telling us that it was worth $30,000 and for anyone interested that they could bid on it, as it was going to be put on E-bay.
I watched the bidding on E-bay on this so-called $30,000 car and saw that there was a reserve on it! The first listing went to $23,500; with the reserve not met, the car did not sell. I saw it was listed a second time, again with a reserve, and it went as far as $22,500. With the reserve not met, again it did not sell.
My questions are this: Why was there a reserve on this car being it was forfeited? Who is the wizard who said this car was worth $30,000? Why wasn't this car at the impound car auction? Why wasn't this car for sale at the Willmar Car Club's show? Who's paying the fees to put this in the paper and on E-bay? Since this "special" car got a full-page article, why haven't we been updated on its progress? Where is it now and what's to become of it? Who is the car jockey playing with our money that could have been at least $22,000 and been put to use a long time ago?
E-bay is a worldwide auction and being the car didn't sell the first time, why was there a reserve on it a second time? The world has spoken. This car has a cracked window, cracked headlight, passenger window electric motor doesn't work right, trunk lift cylinders are both broken and the interior isn't finished and this car is worth $30,000! I don't think so.
Let's not get greedy and let this happen again. Maybe the person (or persons) who said this car was worth $30,000 can write a check for it and they can sell it, so we (the people) can get our money and see it put to use.