Bargain hunters get a preview of the auction at the

Bargain hunters get a preview of the auction at the former Waterworks Walmart

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — From basketball hoops and office chairs to microwave ovens and walk-in freezers, there’s a lot going on at auction at the former Walmart in the Waterworks Mall.

“I came to see what they left here, I’d like some decent shelves,” said Bloomfield resident Ron Czarnecki.

Czarnecki is no stranger to scouting auction sites.

“No, I go to tons of auctions,” Czarnecki said. “I have a few storage units and it makes it easy when you can load and stack them and slide them in and out.”

He hopes to solve his memory problems and find some hidden gems at the recently closed Walmart.

“You can browse there and see things that weren’t listed or you can see what shape they’re in and sometimes you find something that really surprises you and if you’re in the right place at the right time, you things a lot cheaply,” said Czarnecki.

KDKA’s Meghan Schiller went inside to find empty aisles, shelves and lots of foggy Pittsburghers. She asked Mark Briski why he stopped by on Monday.

“One just to neb and two just to explore an empty mall and just see what’s here,” Shaler resident Briski said.

Briski tells KDKA-TV that his wife saw the news article about the auction and he wanted to check it out.

“They have some pallet trucks that were pretty neat back there, they have black shelves that stack up nicely for basement storage,” Briski said.

Briski won’t be bidding on anything but thought the experience was “fun”.

The auction starts Tuesday at 9am and people can see all the items and place their bids online.

In the event of a bid, the total payment is due by credit card by 12:00 p.m. on the day after the auction. According to the auctioneer’s website, no auction item may be removed until paid for in full.

Megan Schiller

Meghan Schiller- KDKA