Items shown represent a small selection of current inventory.

In-Person Shopping Available by Appointment for **Priority Groups Only**

UW Surplus continues to work with our University partners to take the necessary steps to protect and safeguard our community. Safety and well-being is our number one priority.

Starting Thursday, July 9th, the UW Surplus Store will operate under temporary service adjustments to support sales to all priority groups by appointment only (UW Departments, Non-Profits & Government Agencies). Appointments are offered in time blocks of 30 or 60 minutes and may be canceled if necessary. Customers who arrive at the Surplus warehouse without an appointment will be asked to wait if we are serving a client who has scheduled in advance. Wearing face coverings and maintaining 6 feet of space between yourself & others is expected of all visitors to the Surplus warehouse.

New Store Hours for Priority Groups:
Monday: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM, by appointment (face covering required)
Thursday: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM, by appointment (face covering required)

Face coverings or masks are required indoors for all employees, students, and guests on UW campuses.

Priority Groups: Book a 30 Minute Appointment HERE.

The 30 Minute Visit is ideal if you are just picking up one or two things or have a good idea of what you’re looking for. Masks are required. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Priority Groups: Book a 1 Hour Appointment HERE.

The 1 hour Visit is perfect if you are picking up multiple items or need a little more time to browse for an item with that je ne sais quoi. Masks are required. We are looking forward to seeing you!

If you need appointment accommodations because of a visual, hearing, or other impairment/disability, please call us at 206-685-1573 to request appointment assistance.

Priority Groups members shopping on behalf of their organization may make appointments to visit the Surplus Store. Employees shopping for themselves are considered members of the Public and may not purchase items at this time.

However, we are happy to announce that we will soon be launching an online store to serve all our community members—including our customers shopping as members of the public. Keep an eye out for more information in the coming weeks.

Please contact us at surplus@uw.edu with questions.

Collection of Books!

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$0.50 and Up

Most are only $1.00!

Desks, Chairs & Tables Available for Curbside Pick-Up Starting September 22 @ 8:00AM!

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$5.00 - $50.00

Big news—we are moving online! We’ve heard your requests are pleased to announce that we will have select items available for public purchase starting September 22th. You buy online, and we bring your item(s) curbside. Easy as that!

Items will become available on September 22, 2020 at 8:00AM. Check back then to see what treasures we have in store!


What items will be available for purchase? We will have a selection of desks, tables, and chairs available from $5.00 - $50.00. Find more detailed descriptions on our FACEBOOK.

KI InTandem Desk, $20.00, Desk: 60”W x 24”D x 29”H

KI Olympia Rolling Task Chair (Multiple Color Options), $20.00

KI Torsion Classroom Chair, $5.00

Knoll Techwood Desk, $10.00, Desk: 60”W x 26”D x 29”H

Steelcase Nesting Vecta Chair, $20.00

Table & Chair Set, $50.00, Table: 36” Diameter, 30” Height, Chair: 18”W x 18”D x 36”H; Seat height 18.5”. Set includes qty 1 table + qty 2 chairs. Place settings & decor not included.

Wood Chair, $15.00, 18”W x 18”D x 36”H; Seat height 18.5”

How does online purchasing work? When you place your order you will receive a confirmation email, and then a second email when your item is ready for pick up. Allow up to three business days for your order to be fulfilled. Items purchased on our online Public Store must be removed within one week of fulfillment, otherwise they will be put out for sale again, without refund, unless prior arrangements have been made. We are open for pick-ups M-F 8:30AM-3:30PM. We’ll send you more detailed instructions once you place your order.

How does curbside pick-up work? When you place your order you will receive a confirmation email, and then a second email when your item is ready for pick up. We are open for pick-ups M-F 8:30AM-3:30PM. We’ll send you more detailed instructions once you place your order.

I got the e-mail that my order is ready to pick-up, but I selected a different pick-up day. Is that okay? Yes! You are able to pick-up your order within a week of fufillment. The e-mail just lets you know that it is ready when you are.

I placed multiple orders, but I only got the e-mail that one is ready to pick-up. Are they all ready? Not yet! Your order is only ready to pick-up when you receive the e-mail. If you place multiple orders, you will receive notification for each order separately.

Is there another way to receive order status updates? Yes! You can sign up for text message notifications at check-out. In order to receive order updates via text, you must correctly enter your carrier, phone number, and area code.

Am I able to come in to browse the Store? We will remain closed for in-person shopping until further notice.

Any other tips or tricks to the online Store? There may be high demand for chairs and desks. If you are interested, purchase as early as possible. Placing an item in your cart will not reserve an item. Remember, the online Store goes live 8:00AM 9/22/2020. Want to stay in the loop about future online Stores? Sign up for our weekly newsletter to be notified. Sign up HERE

The fine print:

Face coverings are now required statewide in all public spaces because they are effective in slowing the spread of COVID-19, especially when combined with 6ft of physical distance. No business in the state of Washington may operate, allow a customer to enter a business, or conduct business with a customer inside any building that is open to the public unless the customer is wearing a face covering, as required by Order of the Secretary of Health 20-03. Customers and visitors are required to wear face coverings and maintain a minimum of 6ft between staff and/or customers in all interactions at all times.

Late arrivals: Please plan ahead to arrive within your pick-up window. This is the best way to help us keep on schedule for you and all other customers. We also understand that there may be unavoidable delays. If you arrive late, we will make every effort to assist you, however, you may need to be rescheduled.

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Discriminating Four-Legged Customers Choose UW Surplus

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You can't put a price on this kind of sophistication & taste

We call him Pupperino, and he’s a four-legged frequent flier at the Surplus Store because: obviously this pooch knows the better establishments of Seattle. Pupperino, we salute you!

Glorious Rainbow Over 25th Ave!

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One of the many benefits of visiting the Surplus Store when it’s rainy: awesome meteorological metaphors like this!

Goat Visitor

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Niblets, tin cans, you know . . .

Yeah, so you may have heard that sometimes we have goats show up in the store—typically with our regular customer, Lacia, who is happy to tell you all about her endeavors in the Wide World of Goats.

Soda? Pop? Yep, We’ve Got That & More!

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Drinks priced as listed

Regardless of where you fall on the great pop vs. soda terminology divide (sodapop, anyone?), we’ve now got you covered and then some. Customers have been asking for some type of drinks machine in the Surplus Store—we’ve heard you, and we are now happy to offer a vending machine that offers soda, pop, water, juice, and energy drinks. The vending machine accepts both cash and debit/credit cards. Automatic for the people, yo.

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