“Anything no longer needed by WSU has to go through a disposal process, and the first step is surplus,” said Redman, who has been with WSU for eight years.
His challenges are the constant deadlines and large amounts of equipment always arriving, Redman said.
Besides these public sales, surplus frequently sells specialty or unique items on eBay.
When any WSU department gets new equipment, or a building like the CUB is renovated, old items go to surplus to be sold or auctioned. Items can range from snowboard boots and surfboards from university recreation to incubators and other equipment from science departments.
Since the surplus department is not state funded, employees’ wages and equipment are derived from the items sold.
Surplus is unique because it’s the only authorized WSU department selling to non-WSU entities, Redman said.
“Surplus sales give a fair opportunity back to the taxpayers to buy the property,” he said.
The sales are hosted every Friday in the general storage building on Dairy Road. Surplus auctions are held roughly every third Thursday of the month.
For more information on surplus go ONLINE @ http://surplus.wsu.edu/.
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