Laptops, sunnies, jewellery from $5: Sydney Airport's lost property auction returns
Millions of people pass through Sydney airport each month. Now, their lost property is going under the hammer.
Laptops, sunglasses and even a violin are up for grabs as part of Sydney Airport’s annual Lost Property Auction.
More than 2,600 unclaimed items are going under the hammer as part of the auction, which is returning after a two-year pandemic hiatus.
All money raised will be donated to the Bayside Women’s Shelter, which intends to create a new social-enterprise hub for domestic and family violence survivors.
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Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert said there was a “treasure trove” of goods to pick from, including laptops, cameras, bags, perfume and an air fryer.
“We even got some rather unique sales like a hedge trimmer, circular saw, and sun lounge, although we’re still scratching our heads wondering how that ended up at the airport,” Culbert said.
"For music lovers there is a classical violin or for those who just like to listen there are more than a dozen Bluetooth speakers, as well as a record player and 50th anniversary edition of Abbey Road on vinyl.”
Here’s a look at some of the deals on offer:
20+ phones and tablets
15 Bluetooth speakers
140+ jewellery items
40+ bottles of wine/spirits
60+ sunglasses and glasses
50+ handbags, backpacks and wallets
A hedge trimmer
A Makita circular saw
An air fryer
A record player
50th anniversary edition of Abbey Road on vinyl
An outdoor sun lounge
The auction is now running online via Theodore Bruce Auctions until Sunday, February 12. Bids start from just $5 and all auctions are timed.
According to Sydney Airport, more than 4,000 items were returned to passengers in the past year. Whatever goes unclaimed gets donated to local charities or repurposed as part of the annual auction.
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