The general public is provided the opportunity to purchase PSU surplus property through PSU Surplus Store, online auctions, sealed bids and contact bids. Equipment not acquired by PSU departments, state and local governments, and qualified non-profit organizations (as determined by DAS) is offered for sale to the general public in one of the following ways:
PSU Surplus Store
PSU offers to the general public a garage sale format to purchase surplus items at a set price. Unless explicitly indicated otherwise pricing is fixed. Additionally, any items not already advertised on the page linked above are not for sale.
Sealed Bids or Contact Bids, Online Auctions
Certain items are occasionally offered to the public through a "sealed bid or contact bid" process. The process for submitting bids and other Terms & Conditions associated with the process will be explained in listings where they are applicable. For certain specialty items Portland State University also maintains online auctions through Govdeals.
Details on How to Buy
Transactions must be processed in person at our location on the Portland State University campus at the address 630 SW Mill St. in Portland, Oregon. Hours of operation are from 9:00am-3:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Accepted Methods of Payment
- Exact amount cash. We aren't able to make change.
- Cashier's check
- Money order
- At this time we cannot accept credit/debit card payments.
Portland State University does not accept personal or business checks for surplus property transactions. Additionally we cannot charge transactions to student accounts or internal billing codes.