Public Auction

GovDeals provides services to various government agencies that allow them to sell surplus items via the Internet. Please read the terms and conditions before you bid. 


Purple Wave is an auction service based out of Manhattan, Kansas that features live and internet bidding on listed items. In order to view auction items listed by the University of Kansas, select an item category, and then check for "University of Kansas" in the description. All items sold by the University of Kansas on Purple Wave are PICK-UP ONLY, no delivery is available. Please read the terms and conditions before you bid.

Coronavirus Update

As part of our efforts to reduce an on-campus presence and promote social distancing, KU Surplus is limiting our operations and prioritizing campus services. We have not resumed store hours, but public sales and donations can be coordinated by contacting us by phone or email. 


Customized Work Stations

Shop hours

Tuesday 8-10 a.m.

Friday  8-3 p.m.


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