Surplus Auctions


Owing to weather safety concerns in western Washington, the Saturday, October 15, 2016 live public auction has been canceled. The Surplus Store will also be closed Saturday, October 15.

The auction has been rescheduled for 10am, Saturday, October 29, 2016. Auction preview & registration will occur Friday, October 28, 10am – 6pm.

We apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause. Our first concern is the safety of our staff and our customers. We look forward to seeing you on the 29th.

Next Live Auction: Saturday, October 15, 2016.
View the catalog HERE. Catalogs are posted one week prior to the auction. The catalog from our most recently-ended auction remains posted in the interim. 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

2016 Live Auction Dates:

  • January 30
  • March 26
  • May 21
  • July 9
  • August 27
  • October 29
  • December 10

2017 Live Auction Dates:

  • February 11
  • April 8
  • June 3

    More to come …

*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.