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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – It seems there are a lot of people heading to get on a plane who end up leaving some things behind at airport security.

Cases of things are now up for auction.

A lot of stuff up for auction Saturday, but it’s preview day Friday for thousands of things ready to go to the highest bidder.

It’s a giant warehouse filled with computer monitors, printers, jewelry and more.

“A lot of knives,” said Manuel Airada, warehouse manager.

Involuntary donations, it was all confiscated by TSA from the Sacramento International Airport.

“Looking mostly right now for Swiss army pocket knives,” said Ahmad Aladdasi.

He came to the right place.

Who knew so many people either didn’t know the rules or forgot they were carrying a weapon?

“You know, I’m glad you reminded me because I have one on my keychain and I’m traveling on Monday,” said Aladdasi.

Aladdasi could just buy it back.

He’s a veteran of these things.

“This is like my 10th time coming to this auction,” said Aladdasi.

It’s apparently not just the knives that’ll get you.

It’s a cheap place you can find wine corkscrews in bulk.

“I’m sure there’s a lot of wine drinkers as well who’d like to get their stuff back,” said Airada.

There’s confiscated contraband from the airport and criminals.

There are boxes of cell phones, furniture, everything but the kitchen sink, all ready to go to the highest bidder.

“We’ve seen just about everything come through here,” said Airada.

This brings in nearly $100,000.

The auction starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday at 1700 National Dr. Sacramento, CA 95834.

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