Public Sales

About Sales to the Public

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Surplus Property receives inventory from Oregon State University and approximately 40 other state agencies around Oregon. Once the items are received and processed, they are offered for sale to OSU departments, qualified non-profit organizations and the public. We sell our inventory to the public (i.e. for personal purchases) through several methods:

  • The OSUsed Store: We have a storefront in our warehouse that we open to the public weekly.
  • Online Sales: Vehicles, machinery, small consumer goods and specialty items are sold online through a variety of auction sites.
  • Sealed Bids: Some items are sold through a blind bidding process on our website.

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The purpose of the general public e-mail list is to provide timely notification of OSU public sale events. Please subscribe if you are interested in receiving these notices. You will receive approximately two e-mails a month. Click here to manage your email account (subscribe, unsubscribe, change).

Terms and Conditions

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OSUsed Store

Public Sale Hours

The OSUsed Store is open to all shoppers on:

  • Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Fridays 12:00-3:00 pm

We occasionally hold special sales on additional dates. For a full schedule visit our calendar and consider signing up for our email list.


Parking meterWe are located in the Property Services Building on the OSU Campus at 644 SW 13th Street in Corvallis (on the corner of 13th St. and A Ave.).


Parking at or near the OSUsed Store is limited during afternoon sales. Please use the day pass parking meter located at the OSU parking lot on Washington street. We reserve the loading zones for loading merchandise only. Parking near the railroad tracks or on the grass may result in a ticket or worst case, your vehicle towed.

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Payment Methods:

We accept cash, personal checks up to $1,000, cashiers checks, Visa and MasterCards.

Terms and Conditions:

View our Terms and Conditions.

Online Sales

OSU offers the general public the opportunity to bid on items via the Internet at various web-based auction sites:

Website Description

Click to view our Public Surplus Store

  •  Merchandise: Vehicles, large items and farm equipment.
  • Shipping: Buyer is responsible for arranging pick-up or shipping.
Click to view our GovDeals store  
  • Merchandise: Vehicles, large items and farm equipment.
  • Shipping: Buyer is responsible for arranging pick-up or shipping.
Click to view our eBay store
  • Merchandise: Electronics, computers, small consumer goods and Beaver gear.
  • Shipping: We ship items to you.

Click to view our LabX store

  • Merchandise: Scientific equipment and lab glassware.
  • Shipping: We ship items to you.
Click to visit our Sealed Bids page
  • Merchandise: Large items, vehicles and scrap metal
  • Shipping: Buyer is responsible for arranging pick-up or shipping.

View our Sale Terms and Conditions.

Sealed Bids

Certain items are occasionally offered to the public through a "sealed bid" process. Our sealed bid process is a blind bid auction. A minimum price is set for each item. Customers can bid any amount equal to or higher than the minimum bid amount. Bidders will not know the number or value of the other bids submitted. Bids can be submitted on our website, or in person at our warehouse. When the auction closes, the highest bidder wins the auction for the price that they bid.

Note: All bids are subject to Bid Terms and Conditions.

Items Available:


Animal Placement Program

HorseThis is an Animal Placement Program for healthy horses, llamas, alpacas and other animals as determined by the campus Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) that remain at the end of a campus-approved project or program.  Using this process, animals can be placed with private individuals. Learn more about the program by downloading the Animal Placement Program Policy Statement.

Applying for ownership of an animal

To apply for ownership of an animal, please print and fill out the Animal Placement Application form and send it to the Animal Placement Program via email, fax (541-737-5637) or mail (101 Laboratory Animal Resources Center, Corvallis, OR 97331).

Departments needing to place an animal

If you are with a department seeking to place an animal with a private individual, please download the Animal Placement Program Submission Form. The completed form should be mailed to Animal Placement Program at 101 Laboratory Animal Resources Center, Corvallis, OR 97331.

Public Sales Terms and Conditions

OSU Surplus Property Sales (Applies to ALL Sales)

  1. OSU reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to sell any part or all of the offered property to OSU departments, state and local governments, and nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3)status prior to the end of the sale.
  2. OSU accepts cash, personal checks up to $1000, cashier checks, money orders, certified checks, company checks, and Visa or MasterCard’s.
    1. If the check is in the amount of $1,000.00 or less it must be accompanied by two pieces of acceptable identification, one of which is photographic.
  3. Oregon State University's interest in the property passes to the successful bidder at the time of announcement of award. At this time, risk of loss or damage will not release the bidder from the obligation to buy the property. However, until the property is paid for, Oregon State University retains possession, as security toward the entire payment of the purchase price. Prior to possession of the property by the purchaser, when legal title of ownership passes from Oregon State University to the purchaser, the University may, if it decides that it is necessary, practical, or convenient, move any items. The successful bidder empowers Oregon State University, as Oregon State University deems suitable, to appoint an agent for him to move the property. Loading and transporting items are the responsibility of the successful Bidder.
  4. Bidders may be barred from participating in Oregon State University public sales for the following reasons:
    1. Failure to observe the terms and conditions as set forth by OSU.
    2. Payment for purchases with a personal check which is dishonored by a payor bank, depository bank, intermediary bank, collecting bank, presenting bank, or remitting bank.
    3. Failure to pay for purchases.
  5. OSU makes no warranty expressed or implied as to the quality, weight, size or description of any of the property or its fitness of any use or purpose. All sales are final, no refunds. All property is offered for sale “as is, where is, with no guarantee”.  

In addition to the above Terms and Conditions, sale-specific Terms and Conditions apply as well. See below.

OSUsed Store Terms and Conditions

  1. There is NO PREVIEW of the sale property. All property is sold on a first come, first serve basis.
  2. Buyer must be at least 18 years or older.
  3. Valid photo identification is required to participate in the sale.
  4. Storage fee of $5.00 per item for the first night, each night after the first is $10 per item per night. Purchaser has THREE working days from the date of purchase to remove their property or ownership reverts back to OSU.

Online Sales & Sealed Bid Terms and Conditions

  1. Buyer must be registered, and in good standing with Internet vendors.
  2. Buyer must be of legal age to bid.
  3. All bids and/or bid forms must be received by the OSU Surplus Property office at 644 SW 13th Street, Corvallis, Oregon 97333 by the closing date and time to be considered.
  4. Successful bidder must notify OSU, with name, shipping address and phone number within THREE working days after the end of the sale.
  5. OSU will calculate shipping cost and notify customer of total charges within five working days of the end of auction for eBay items.
  6. Buyer is responsible for paying processing charges, buyer premium, shipping and insurance charges when necessary or applicable.
  7. For eligible online items OSU will provide an invoice including shipping charges within five working days.
  8. Payment must be received within 7 days after OSU has notified the successful bidder or the seller has the right to relist the property for sale.
  9. Once payment is received OSU will ship eBay items within one working day.
  10. Removal of the equipment is the responsibility of the successful bidder and must be completed within ten days of the end of auction or the ownership of said property reverts back to Oregon State University.
  11. Returns are not accepted EXCEPT if the auction description does not match the actual item. The seller reserves the right to make that determination.

Thank you very much for participating in the Oregon State University Public Sales. Good luck!

If you have any questions regarding these terms and conditions, please contact Surplus Property via email or at (541) 737-7347.

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