A couple of times per year, Central Washington University (CWU) in Ellensburg is required by law to maximize the use of all of their assets and, when they have no further use for them, make an effort to maximize returns on their sale as they are not allowed to give surplus property away. What does it mean for you? SAVING MONEY!

CWU is providing three full days to come and inspect the merchandise in person at the surplus warehouse (located at 14th & ‘B’ St. in Ellensburg). Perspective buyers are invited to view and place a bid on desired items this Thursday (August 19th) and Friday (August 20th) between 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A Saturday viewing will be conducted August 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. if you cannot make it during the week.

Looking at past auction winners, it is easy to see that there are some tremendous deals to be had!


If you plan to attend the viewing, CWU reminds you that facemasks are required. If you are disabled, you can call ahead and contact Jason Bakeman at (509) 963-2157 to make special arrangements. Per the school's policy "Only those who are not fully vaccinated must wear face coverings on university grounds and inside university buildings and must maintain physical distancing of six feet."

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If you find something of interest and want to place a bid, your sealed bid must be received no later than Monday, August 23rd at 8:00 a.m.

Some of the merchandise in sale #2021-05 consists of:

* 1990 Dodge van
* Servers
* DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter drone
* theater lights
* sport fencing equipment
* sofa
* wood credenza
* JBL powered speakers
* Montague Grizzly commercial griddles
* data projector
* 21.5” iMac computer
* microscope
* AirPod headphones
* conference table
* wood pallets
* Montague 4 drawer refrigerated unit
* metal bookcases
*  Blodgett commercial ovens
* 8’ folding conference table
* shop lights
* large water tank
* metal roofing
* stainless steel carts
* craft supplies
* classical LPs
* animal cage
* electric film screen
* knives
* iPad
* various electronics
* 27” iMac computer
* housewares
* hardware
* iPhones
* watches
* mixed firewood
* tires
* table top drill press
* non-ferrous metals, and more!

Some items are not up for bid and simply have a flat, fixed price. These items include:

* computers ($25 ea.)
* monitors ($5 ea.)
* 5 drawer lateral file cabinets ($20 ea.)
* metal shelf units ($20 ea.)
* office stools ($20 ea.)
* rock climbing shoes ($5 per pair)
* clothes ($ .50 ea.)
* office chairs ($5 ea.)
* file cabinets ($10 ea.)
* microwaves ($5 ea.)
* desks/tables ($2 ea.)
* office supplies ($ .50 ea.)
* shoes ($1 per pair)
* sports balls ($2 ea.)
* hardware, housewares, and more!

If you place a winning bid, you are required to pick-up your item(s) between August 24th-26th.

To pay for your item(s) you can use:
* personal/business check,
* money order,
* cashier checks,
* cash in the exact amount,
* VISA/MasterCard/Discover

Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations should contact Jason Bakeman at (509) 963-2157 prior to viewing the merchandise in the warehouse.

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