You Can Now Buy A Fleet Of Humvees At $7,000 A Pop

A formation of armored vehicles, manned by U.S. Army and Marine Corps personnel, stand ready to lead a convoy of coalition forces through the parade grounds established for the 50/20 celebration in Kuwait on Feb. 21, 2011.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. M Benjamin Gable

If you’ve ever dreamed of rolling up to a stoplight in a Humvee and mean-mugging the cold-brew-coffee-drinking hipster in the Prius next to you, starting Wednesday, Sept. 7, you can.

Across the United States, 1,300 assorted pieces of military equipment will go up for auction online through GovPlanet, which secured a six-year contract with the Defense Logistics Agency to move hardware that has piled up over several decades. The next weekly surplus equipment auction will feature 429 pieces of hardware, from 1990s-era Humvees that start at $7,000, to dump trucks and tractors that come in around $15,000, according to National Defense Magazine. There’s even some construction cranes that can be purchased for as little as $20,000.

Most of the equipment is in working order, and many of the vehicles have pretty low mileage. Most items sell for between 8 and 10% of their original purchase cost, but it varies. Humvees that plummeted from a C-130 without a parachute will probably be cheaper.

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There’s also a random mix of lawn mowers, trailers, forklifts, and piles of tires for sale.

Another auction, exclusively for Humvees, starts on Sept. 13.

Katherine Burton was sitting on her couch when she heard a scream.

Though she had not yet met her upstairs neighbors, Army. Col. Jerel Grimes and his wife Ellizabeth, Burton went to investigate almost immediately. "I knew it was a cry for help," she recalled of the August 1 incident.

Above her downstairs apartment in Huntsville, Alabama, Jerel and Ellizabeth had been arguing. They had been doing a lot of that lately. According to Ellizabeth, Jerel, a soldier with 26 years of service and two Afghanistan deployments under his belt, had become increasingly controlling in the months since the couple had married in April, forcing her to share computer passwords, receipts for purchases, and asking where she was at all times.

"I was starting to realize how controlling he was, and how manipulative he was," Ellizabeth said. "And he'd never been this way towards me in the 15 years that I've known him."

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