Auburn Location Closed as of 4-Dec-10 -- All operations moved to Tumwater store, photo and updated review pending (21-Nov-10)
|Store Name:||Washington State Surplus|
Tumwater, WA 98512
PUBLIC HOURS: Mon-Fri, 12:30 - 17:00. Closed on WA state holidays. See web site for details, or call first.
|Secondary Line:||More of Everything!|
|Pricing (Primary Line):||B-|
|Pricing (Secondary Line):||B-|
Too variable to grade.
|Customer Service Grade:||A|
As the name implies, this is the retail surplus store for the State of Washington. The variety of stuff they get through fluctuates so much that it is nearly impossible to assign them a fixed grade. I will say that I've seen radio equipment, computers, printers, professional and "prosumer" video equipment, furniture, vehicles, typewriters, construction equipment, tools, and just about anything else you could imagine a state government using.
Be careful with their prices. While fairly up-to-date computers can often be had for as little as $30 (Most recent example: IBM/Lenovo ThinkCentre with a 3.2GHz processor and 1 gig RAM, no hard drive), their prices on things like electronic test equipment, tools or 2-way radios can be ... somewhat inflated.
You really need to be a regular at the place to take full advantage of it. However, this does NOT mean you should miss a chance to hit them if you're just passing through. They're worth a look, no matter what.
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