State Puts Huge, Used Morgue Fridge Up for Sale on eBay

The fridge has been used but is in "good condition," the ad says

Saturday, Jun 1, 2013  |  Updated 9:31 AM PDT
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Huge, Used NY Morgue Fridge for Sale on eBay

State of New York Office of General Services

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New York's Office of General Services has turned to eBay in an attempt to sell off a huge, steel morgue refrigerator now located at a Manhattan psychiatric hospital.

Bidding on Saturday morning was up to $355 for the four-drawer unit; 12 people had put in bids.

According to the ad, the fridge has been used but is in "good condition." Though it may have some "signs of cosmetic wear," it is "fully operational and functions as intended."  

Potential buyers have to be willing to remove the fridge themselves from the Manhattan Psychiatric Center.

Office of General Services spokeswoman Heather Groll says the agency does get unusual surplus items to sell from time to time, including barber chairs from prisons and police cars, but she doesn't recall a previous sale of a morgue cooler.

The auction runs through June 6.

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