Surplus Auctions

Next Live Auction: Saturday, June, 2018.
To view the catalog from our most recent (5/12) auction, click HERE. Catalogs are posted one week prior to each auction. Unless otherwise noted, all live auctions begin at 10:00am Pacific Time. Auction preview & registration occurs the Friday before each auction in the Surplus warehouse from 10am - 6pm and from 8 - 10am on auction Saturday.

Online Live Bidding

Register, view catalog, and listen to live streaming audio on Proxibid. New catalogs are posted one week prior to an auction.

Proxibid - Live Internet Bidding

2018 Live Auction Dates:

  • January 20
  • March 17
  • May 12
  • June 30
  • August 25
  • October 13
  • December 8

*Dates subject to change, so check back for updates.

Live Auction Preview & Registration

Live auction preview & registration takes place from 10am - 6pm the Friday before the auction, and from 8am - 10am the morning of the auction.

Parking Information

The University of Washington does NOT provide free parking to customers visiting the Surplus Property warehouse. Please DO NOT park in parking lot N26 or any other UW parking lot unless you have purchased a UW parking permit. A self-serve pay machine is available to the public in nearby university lot N25, just to the south of us. Parking in front of the Plant Service Building is limited to LOADING ONLY in the designated load zones and for the posted time limit ONLY. Violators will be ticketed. We do NOT have any parking agreement with University Village across the street and do not condone nor endorse parking in the University Village lots. Be advised that parking in University Village lots can result in ticketing, towing, and impounding.

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206/543-6450 (voice); 206/543-6452 (TTY); 206/685-7264 (FAX); or

Payment Methods

Cash, money order, cashier’s check, or Visa/MasterCard/Discover will be accepted during and after the auction and payment must be completed by 3:30 p.m. on the Thursday following the auction. There is a 10% buyer’s premium added to all auction purchases. Washington State sales tax will be applied to all auction invoices. A completed resale permit or tax exemption certificate is required at time of registration for all buyers who wish to qualify for tax exemption.


Removal of Items

Removal hours are 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the day of the auction and 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. the week following the auction. All items must be removed by 3:30 p.m. on the Friday following the auction.

The buyer is solely responsible for removal of all items. Warehouse staff will move items from the warehouse to the loading area. A forklift operator will be available to offer assistance.