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    government surplus machinery? what's mean?

    The sale of government surplus machinery will begin at 9 a.m. and continue as long as the supply lasts.



    Question: what's "government surplus machinery"? I cannot understand it. If it denotes some machines, I feel strange; If
    it denotes some administrative agencies, I feel unimaginable, so... ...it puzzled me.
    Thanks!

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    Re: government surplus machinery? what's mean?

    'Government surplus' is goods or property that the government has an excess of, or has seized, for any number of reasons (illegally gotten goods, non-payment of taxes, etc.) In this case it is machinery that will be sold, probably at auction.

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    Re: government surplus machinery? what's mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by dodonaomik View Post
    The sale of government surplus machinery will begin at 9 a.m. and continue as long as the supply lasts.



    Question: what's "government surplus machinery"? I cannot understand it. If it denotes some machines, I feel strange; If
    it denotes some administrative agencies, I feel unimaginable, so... ...it puzzled me.
    Thanks!
    I'd say it means "surplus government equipment" - old computers and desks, etc.

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    Re: government surplus machinery? what's mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    'Government surplus' is goods or property that the government has an excess of, or has seized, for any number of reasons (illegally gotten goods, non-payment of taxes, etc.) In this case it is machinery that will be sold, probably at auction.
    Yes! It's too unimaginable in China.
    Of course, many many illegally gotten goods absolutely exist in Chinese goverment, but I guess these goods have been disposed of in a sneaky way or in soundless and stirless.

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    Re: government surplus machinery? what's mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I'd say it means "surplus government equipment" - old computers and desks, etc.
    Oh, my God! Now I can understand it.
    Originally I feel shocked that why the governments have so many tractors,robots or numerical control lathes to sell at action. In China, maybe no one have seen the sale of surplus government equipments.
    Hehe~~~ ~~~it sounds really unimaginable in China.

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