Schwarzenegger 'Garage Sale' Hits eBay, Craig's List

ABC News’ Rick Klein reports:

It's a 1997 Ford Taurus. It's green. It has 109,305 miles, a few scratches, and "minor damage." Sound like a clunker?

Not now that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has gotten his hands on it -- literally.

The California governor signed the vehicle's sun visor -- and those of about a dozen other state-owned cars -- and the state has put it for sale on eBay.

It's the latest in the Golden State's attempt to take a bite out of a gaping budget deficit.

As part of the "Great California Garage Sale," the state of California is selling off hundreds of items the state doesn't need anymore -- computers, old desks, office supplies, used cars -- and confiscated items, including jewelry, a racing bike, a surfboard, and an antique piano.

The main auction itself, featuring some 500 cars and a vast quantity of knickknacks and accessories of assorted value, will take place this Friday and Saturday in Sacramento.

But the state is getting the bidding -- and the online buzz -- rolling by listing some items early on Craig's List and eBay.

"By posting items online, Californians and people from other states and around the world can participate in the Great California Garage Sale," Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., said in a statement. "This is a win-win for the state and for shoppers. Together we are eliminating waste and providing great deals in this tough economy. I encourage everyone to log on or attend this great event."

Will it work? As of Tuesday afternoon, the Taurus had drawn only six bids, with the top offer at $530. And you can download the photograph of the governor signing the visor for free.

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