COVID-19: Adjustments in operations
UW Surplus continues to operate with temporary service adjustments to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to support critical campus functions.
Live auctions are being streamed online; no attendees are present on site during the auction. To participate in our live auction, all bidders are required to register and bid online through Proxibid. The warehouse will be closed to customers and visitors during the live auction.
UW Surplus hosts live public auctions six to eight times a year. Live auction items may include: printing presses, plotters, lathes, band saws, milling machines and food service prep stations. Other items are grouped by function, such as lots of medical equipment, audio-visual equipment, computer equipment and laboratory equipment. Live auctions also feature unusual items such as maritime buoys, pottery wheels and professional restaurant equipment.
Auction previews will take place at the UW Surplus warehouse from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on the Friday before the auction. All customers and visitors must wear face coverings and maintain a minimum of 6 feet between each other at all times.
The online auction catalog is posted to Proxibid.com a week before the auction begins. Interested bidders should register online at Proxibid before the auction starts at 10 a.m. PST.
Day of auction
Live auctions are being streamed online; no attendees are present on site during the auction. To participate in our live auction, all bidders are required to register and bid online through Proxibid. The auction will be livestreamed on the Proxibid site beginning at 10 a.m. PST. The warehouse will be closed to customers and visitors during the live auction.
Equipment condition and warranty
All property is sold “AS-IS, WHERE-IS.” Property is available for public inspection on the Friday before the auction. It is the bidder’s responsibility to determine condition, age, genuineness, value or any other determinate factor. The University of Washington may attempt to describe the merchandise in advertising, on the Internet and at the auction but makes no representations. In no event shall the University of Washington be held responsible for having made or implied any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The bidder shall be the sole judge of value.