Surplus Store

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Store Hours

General Public: IN PERSON SHOPPING CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
See what’s up for timed auction HERE!
See what’s available for curbside pick-up: HERE!
UW Departments: M & Th 8:30AM-3:30PM; BY APPOINTMENT. Read more & Book HERE.
State Agencies: M & Th 8:30AM-3:30PM; BY APPOINTMENT. Read more & Book HERE.
Non-Profits: M & Th 8:30AM-3:30PM; BY APPOINTMENT. Read more & Book HERE.
Merchandise Pick-Ups: M-F, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Note: Surplus Receiving is closed on Tuesdays and the Friday before and Monday after Auctions. Please click here for a list of Surplus live auction dates.

COVID-19 CHANGE TO OPERATIONS:

Updated 10/2/2020

Dear UW Surplus Customers,

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. The UW Surplus Store is operating under temporary service adjustments to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

General Public Sales: The Surplus Store will be closed for in person shopping and browsing through the remainder of 2020. This closure is subject to extension as circumstances dictate. The UW Surplus Store will hold online public sales with select items available for curbside pick-up. New items will be posted to our online Surplus Store the first and third Tuesday of every month. We also have a large variety of items available for bids via online auctions. You can learn more about all online sales under the “Store Hours, General Public” header above. You can also stay in the loop about items available for online purchase by signing up for our newsletter HERE.

UW Departments, State Agencies, and Non-Profit Sales: During this time, we will continue to provide services to UW Departments, Non-Profits, and Government Agencies purchasing on behalf of their organizations. The Surplus Store is open for priority groups Mondays and Thursdays, by appointment only. You can learn more about making an appointment under the “Store Hours” header above. You can learn more about establishing your group and payment methods below.

Please note: Employees shopping for their own personal use are considered members of the public and may only shop using the methods available for general public sales.

Surplus is committed to keeping you informed as the situation evolves. We will post service updates online as they become available. If you have any questions, please contact Surplus Property at surplus@uw.edu or 206-685-1573.

We do what we do for all the design enthusiasts, bargain hunters, environmentalists, repurposers, DIY-ers, artists, and surplus aficionados out there. We look forward to the time we can open our doors safely and welcome you all back. Until that time, stay safe out there, Huskies.

-The UW Surplus Team

Learn more about the University of Washington’s Coronavirus response HERE.

Location

4515 25th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105-4280

Click here for directions and a map to the UW Surplus Store.

New Items Page: Updated every Friday. Click here.

Surplus Store F.A.Q.

Find answers to your questions about how the Store works, the types of items we get, and more HERE.

UW Departments

Hours: Mondays & Thursdays 8:30AM-3:30PM; BY APPOINTMENT. Read more & Book HERE.
(Surplus Store is closed to all buyers the Friday before and the Monday after an Auction.)

Please note that the Surplus Warehouse is closed the Friday before and the Monday after Public Auctions.

Items designated for public auction will be removed from the sales area 10 days prior to the auction.

Purchases will be charged to a budget or grant number. Surplus staff will prepare a sales slip which requires the purchaser’s name, budget name, budget number, box number, phone number, and campus location. Surplus will bill the designated budget or grant number via an Internal Sales Document (ISD).

Department personnel may pick up purchases or request that they be delivered. Deliveries are scheduled through the Moving Services Program Coordinator and are done in the order they are received. Deliveries normally occur on Wednesday afternoons. Standard labor and transportation costs will be assessed for deliveries to all University facilities on the purchasing department’s budget number.

Departments needing specific items may contact or visit Surplus Property to see if the items are available. The warehouse can be reached at 685-1573 or via email at surplus@uw.edu.

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Government Agencies

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State and Federal government agencies may purchase UW surplus property by visiting the warehouse Mondays & Thursdays 8:30AM-3:30PM; BY APPOINTMENT. Read more & Book HERE.

UW Surplus Property requires a list of representatives authorized to purchase on behalf of the agency, submitted in writing on the agency’s letterhead, and signed by an authorizing agency official.

UW Surplus Property accepts credit card, government agency checks from state and Federal government agencies or they may be billed . Payment options also include billing the agency directly. Washington state sales tax will be applied to all store invoices. Federal government agencies are sales tax exempt.

Purchases must be removed within one week of purchase. UW Surplus Property does not deliver purchases to government agencies.

Non-Profits

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The Surplus Store is open to Non-profit organizations Mondays & Thursdays 8:30AM-3:30PM; BY APPOINTMENT. Read more & Book HERE.

We often get large quantities of: desks, chairs, beds, and more.

To qualify to purchase from UW Surplus Property, Non-Profit organizations must provide the following:

  1. A copy of the Internal Revenue Service document that states that the organization qualifies as tax exempt under section 501 (C) 3 and the organization’s employer identification number (if not included on the IRS documentation).
  2. A list of representatives authorized to purchase on behalf of the organization.

Authorization must be from the head of the organization and must be submitted in writing on the organization’s letterhead. Please ensure that the organization’s e-mail and phone number are also listed. Non-Profit organizations may pay for purchases by check or credit card imprinted with the name of the non-profit or can be billed. Washington State sales tax will be applied to all store invoices. Click here for more information about non-profit organizations and sales tax. Property purchased by a non-profit organization MUST be for the expressed use of the organization and is designated not for resale. Non-compliance of this policy may jeopardize the non-profit organization’s status as a priority purchaser of UW Surplus Property.

Public Sales

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IN PERSON SHOPPING CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
See what’s up for bids HERE!

Pick-up hours are Monday through Friday 8:30AM - 3:30PM.

ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD “AS IS, WHERE IS.” ALL PURCHASES MUST BE REMOVED NO LATER THAN 1 WEEK AFTER PURCHASE. ITEMS NOT REMOVED BY THIS TIME WILL BE SUBJECT TO RESTOCKING INTO INVENTORY AND MAY BE RESOLD WITHOUT REFUND.

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