With Halloween behind us, the government of Canada is hoping a willing bidder might be in a Christmas mood and have at least $10,000 to spend enhancing it.
The government online auction site, GCSurplus, which usually sells used office furniture and other items the government no longer needs, has hundreds of nutcracker dolls for sale right now, 18 pallets worth that were abandoned.
“The assorted nutcracker Christmas decorations that are listed on GCSurplus were abandoned by their importer at one of Canada’s ports of entry. As a result, they became Crown assets and are being sold. A wide range of assets can become Crown-owned through similar scenarios,” said Public Services and Procurement department spokesperson Jeremey Link.
The government didn’t provide any more details on the massive shipment of Christmas spirit, but pictures online show many of the dolls stamped with the Bombay company logo. The chain of home decor stores declared bankruptcy in 2018 and has since shuttered its locations.
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