Slippery bargain: Westland’s waterslide sold for $6,500

Associated Press

Westland — The buyer of a 30-foot waterslide that was sold by a Detroit suburb to help generate added revenue says the $6,500 price was an incredible bargain.

The Detroit Free Press reports Jeff Yatooma, co-owner of the Bloomfield Hills Swim and Tennis Club, snagged the structure after the Aug. 28-29 Westland garage sale. In a statement, he says: “It is by far the coolest — and biggest — thing I’ve purchased all year.”

Plans call for using the slide at the club. Yatooma says: “It was too good to pass up.” The slide has been out-of-use since July 2012, when the Bailey Recreation Center closed.

Other unwanted city stuff up for grabs included ovens, filing cabinets and sinks. The city says other items brought in thousands more dollars.