Going, going …

A few weeks ago, I wrote about an opportunity to buy a federal courthouse. The Billings Gazette reports that five bids were received — the high appears to be a bid for $150,509 from “Bidder #3,” an increase of that bidder’s prior offer of $50,000. Under the rules of federal online auctions, that bid triggers a 48-hour extension of bidding — in $25,000 increments — so get yours in before 9:30 Thursday morning!

Update: As of Tuesday morning, April 30, bidding is now between two bidders and is up to $1.9 million! The sale will continue until 24 hours pass without a new bid.

Up-update: Bidding closed on May 13, at $3,275,000. No word yet who “Bidder 3” is or its plans for the building. Me, I’m hoping that Lyndon Pomeroy bronze gets center stage!

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