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 (March 25) and Friday (March 26) between 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A Saturday viewing will be conducted March 27th 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 tomake special arrangements. They ask that attendees be patient and expect to have to wait as they are able to only allow no more than 40 people inside the warehouse at any given time.

If you find something of interest and want to place a bid, you must log-on to PublicSurplus.com.

All bids have to be placed no later than Monday, March 29th before 8:00 a.m.

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Some of the merchandise in sale #2021-02 consists of:

* microscope
* Blodgett oven
* Microsoft Surface RT
* industrial road sanders
* AirPod headphones
* soft serve ice cream machines
* PVC barrels
* wood storage counter
* snowboards
* skateboards
* 16’ extension ladder
* coats
* retail display cases
* Detecto industrial scale
* door hardware
* metal cart
* Apple MacBook laptop
* knives
* jewelry
* small wood desk
* 5’ claw foot bath tub
* oak rocking chair
* Oakley sunglasses
* mini-fridge
* document camera
* acid bottles
* scientific balance
* Bernina sewing machine
* refrigerators
* plastic storage containers
* 27” apple monitor
* iPads
* violins
* bicycle
* metal roofing
* end tables
* electronics
* 27” iMac computer
* housewares
* parts computers
* hardware
* iPhone
* watches
* mixed firewood
* non-ferrous metals and more!

Some items are not up for bid and simply have a flat, fixed price. These items include:
coolers ($5 ea.),
* HP LaserJet printers ($50)
* HP all-in-one computers ($100)
* oak captain chairs ($2)
* laptop computers ($50)
* metal shelving ($5)
* clothes ($.25 cents)
* office supplies ($.50 cents)
* shoes ($1 per pair)
* coats ($5)
* sports balls ($2)
* hardware
* housewares and more!

If you place a winning bid, you are required to pick-up your item(s) between March 30th and April 1st.

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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