Northland Mall online auction starts Tuesday

 Here's your chance to own a piece of history, hundreds of items inside Northland Mall are being sold in a massive auction.

Former Northland shopper Bill Hemphill is taking a walk down memory lane as the doors of the mall open to the public once again.  This time it's to give people an opportunity to see items they can bid on after the cash-strapped mall closed its doors in April.

"This is what we call a complete mall liquidation," said Bill Delo, from Orbitbid.com. "All of the fixtures, maintenance equipment, maintenance everything that had been used in the mall, are being sold."

On Monday, people like Hemphill walked through the mall and get a first hand look at the items they can bid for only online at Orbitbid.com they can also also do pre-bidding.

The auction officially kicks off Tuesday which is one of the last times people can see what is up for grabs at the mall.

"One key item sure to bring bids is a piece of tile with the image of the boy and the bear.  Bidding on this piece of nostalgia starts at $5.

But one former Northland shopper is on the hunt for something else.


"Hudson's, I was looking for something from there because my mom worked there for 22 years at Northland," said David Smith.

Organizers say you must register online to participate and the bidding process is simple. 

"If they are familiar with eBay our system works very similar," said Delo. "Other than the final bid being extended, if there is a bid in the last 10 minutes."

Those who have a winning bid pickup their items Wednesday through Friday.

"Bring whatever tools they might need to remove items," Delo said. "We don't want holes torn in the walls or anything like that. Also bring help because we don't provide any loading service."

Hemphill says he hopes he comes out a winner but still hates to see this landmark go away.

"It's a shame," he said. "It's a beautiful structure. You hate to see it go."


To check out the auction, CLICK HERE.

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