Store Name: Ali's Surplus Stuff (or just 'Surplus Stuff')

8505 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95826

Phone: (916) 381-8304
Hours: Mon-Fri, 10:00 - 18:00, Sat. 10:00 - 16:00, Closed Sundays.
Web Site? No
Primary Line: Computer and Networking Components
Secondary Line: Test equipment, retired professional audio and video (broadcast) gear, vintage electronics, CCTV gear, etc.
Pricing Grade: B +
Variety Grade: B
Customer Service Grade: A++
Overall Grade: A -


No surplus store can be first-rate all the time, and Ali's is no exception. They've lost a few points for this year for a couple of reasons. One of which, oddly enough, was a simple-but-silly bit of overpricing on cables (would you pay $4 for a type A-to-B USB cable, one of the most common types Out There, when places like Weird Stuff sell them for $1? I didn't think so).

With this said: Their customer service is still top-notch, and the store still has enough variety to keep any hardcore scrounger poking around for at least 2-3 hours. Like any surplus place, though, it's still subject to the ebb-and-flow of what the owner can find to resell. I'm pretty sure I just happened to hit them in a 'down' period.

They're still a "Must Do" stop for any serious scrounger. Enjoy!

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