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Disability Rights Week

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Surplus FAQ

Why do you have a government sale first? Since all of our inventory is from Utah State Unversity departments, we are required to offer all items to government agencies first. After the government screening time of two weeks is over the item is available to the public.

What happens to "cash and carry" items that don't sell?  Cash and carry items are available to the public (after the two week government hold) until either the item is sold or scrapped out.

Can I bring the item back if I decide I don't want it or it does not meet my expectations? We do not refund items purchased. Keep in mind that you are buying a used item without warranty. We try to do our best to present the items as they are, but there is a certain amount of risk involved. We urge you to inspect the item closely and be prepared to make needed repairs if it be the case.

What if I need a particular item, can you get it for me? We have no control over what items come in for sale. It is up to the individual departments to send their items in for surplus. We do not generally know ahead of time what is going to be for sale.