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General Information
The UCSD Surplus Sales Store serves as an outlet to reutilize, liquidate, recycle and dispose of excess university property. The surplus property can be viewed Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm. UCSD department buyers and the general public are welcome to these viewings. All available items are tagged with lot numbers for easy identification and can be viewed at our warehouse located midway between the I-805 and I-15 freeways, just North of Miramar Road at 7835 Trade St. San Diego, CA. 92121 behind Ste. 100 (Northeast corner of the building). UCSD Surplus Sales also offers recycling services to UCSD Departments for metals, electronics, CRT / LCD monitors, and refrigeration equipment.

Public Sales
Public sales are conducted via a monthly sealed bid process. A listing of the lots that are available for bid during this month can be viewed on this site. The items are divided by category and listed alphabetically by description. Bid sheets are available at the warehouse or online in pdf format. Bids must be received by the last Wednesday of the month at 2pm Pacific time. Bidders are encouraged to physically view the equipment, if possible. Successful bidders will be notified by telephone following the bid closing. All property is sold “as-is, where-is”, and the successful bidder will be responsible for payment and removal of the awarded lots within 7 days of notification. Payment can be made by cash, cashier’s check, Credit/Debit card, money order or traveler’s check. California sales tax will be applied to public sales unless reseller’s permit documentation is provided. Please note that there is no warranty on any of the equipment sold at the Surplus Sales store, and that all sales are final. The University does guarantee that it holds legal title to any equipment being sold at the store. Office furniture category items are not sold using the bid process, they are sold on a “cash & carry” basis. For step-by-step instructions, see how the public buys from Surplus Sales.
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Interdepartmental Sales
UCSD departments can purchase items from the Surplus Sales store using departmental funds with an IFIS index number. Federally funded index numbers may not be used to purchase surplus items. Department buyers do not use the bid process; prices are set at the listed minimum on the website. Complete the Surplus Sales Transfer sheet and email or fax the form to the Surplus Sales office. We encourage buyers to visit the warehouse and inspect items before purchasing. Delivery is available for UCSD departmental purchases; please call for an estimate. For step-by-step instructions, see how departments buy from Surplus Sales.
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Sales Restrictions
UC San Diego employees may buy items from Surplus Sales for personal use. Exceptions: 1) UC San Diego employees who determined the property was excess and requested that it be transferred to Surplus Sales, or near relatives of those employees, may not purchase the item excessed. 2). Employees that report to or near relatives of the UC San Diego Equipment Administrator (Jamie Wheat) and Surplus Administrator (Steve Van Duine) may not purchase any items. A "near relative" includes a spouse, mother, father, child, or sibling, and step-relatives or in-laws in the same relationships.
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Sending Excess Material to Surplus Sales
University owned material can be sent to Surplus Sales by completing a Surplus Transfer Request in the Campus Asset Management (CAMS) application. Each UCSD department has assigned Department Equipment Custodians (DEC) and Department Equipment administrators (DEA) that are registered to use the CAMS application. For questions and problems regarding the CAMS application please contact Jaime Wheat (534-6163) at UCSD Equipment Management. When completing these forms, please note the following:

1: Be sure all UC identification numbers are listed.
2: Make the equipment list as complete as possible-this helps us plan workload and truck capacities.
3: List a contact person, phone #, building and room.
4: Computers and data storage media require cleansing verification labels. Ensure that computer hard drives and other data storage media containing sensitive data have been cleansed. Affix verification labels to the Items before removal by surplus sales. For more information and label templates visit the data sanitizing website
5: Lab equipment may require EH&S clearance, before moving-contact EH&S at 858-534-2753 if there are any questions. 

Large loads of furniture or equipment may require contracted movers at additional expense. For step-by-step instructions, see how to send equipment and non-inventorial property to Surplus Sales. The department will receive between 65% and 75% of the proceeds for any of their items sold for $50 or more. UCSD departments can view surplus sales recharge statements generated from Surplus Sales activity.
See how to check a credit for property sold at Surplus Sales.
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Contacting Surplus Sales

Phone : 858-534-2844
Fax: 858-578-9344
Email: svanduine@ucsd.edu
Email: d2gomez@ucsd.edu
Address: UCSD Surplus Sales
7835 Trade St. suite 100
San Diego Ca. 92121

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