What to do with a half ton of items confiscated by federal security officers at Oakland International Airport? Sell the stuff – on eBay.
Plastic swords, a chain saw blade, a cast iron skillet, corkscrews, 400 pocket knives and 30 pounds of scissors are just part of the haul collected from airline passengers waiting to board flights.
The items are stored in plastic bins in a warehouse in Sacramento. Sacramento International Airport is also part of the program. The items are broken into several lots. Bidding starts at $9.99.
The state splits the take with the federal government. So far – the auctions have netted a little over $3,500.