For the Public

Excess & Surplus is open to the entire University community including students and also to the public.
Items currently available at Excess & Surplus
Showroom Hours of Operation:
Wednesday through Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm

Weekly auctions are held at the Showroom Thursdays with bidding beginning at 8:30am and ending at 9:45am.

Excess & Surplus Auction sites:

Also check, University ID: UC Berkeley, for vehicle auction information.

Weekly Auction Process Change

The weekly Excess and Surplus auction is now conducted electronically.

Customers must register in-person with Excess and Surplus staff in order to participate.

Visual instructions for electronic bidding are available at the counter and attached to various computer kiosks in the computer sales room.

After registering, bidders may bid from home, bring in their smart device to bid in the store, or use one of the six computers we have made available for this process.

Paper bids are no longer accepted.

(Illustrated Directions for Electronic Bidding) 
Excess & Surplus On-Line Auction sites:

Payment Types Accepted
Visa, Mastercard, Cashier's Check & Money Orders

Please Read
 Welcome Excess and Surplus Visitor:
 Thank you for your patronage.  We strive to provide you with excellent service.
Please note the following information:

  1. We are open to the public Wednesday throughFriday, 8:30am to 4:00pm.
  2. All items are sold as-is, where-is.
  3. Items are sold on-line, ‘over the counter,’ and via our weekly closed bid auction,which is conducted every Thursday, from 8:30am to 10:00am (all bids must be submitted by Thursday, 10:00am).
  4. Auction items may be viewed beginning the Wednesday before the Thursday auction.
  5. All sales are final.  It is your responsibility to be aware of the condition of an item before you buy it.
  6. All payments must be made via credit card, cashier’s check, or departmental chart string (chart string for UC only).
  7. Only those items available for purchase are on display.  The inventory is added to as the intake process has been completed. 
  8. Items undergoing intake may not be viewed in advance of sale as some may ultimately not be made available.
  9. Items pending recycle may be available for purchase (except hard drives) and can be viewed by appointment only.  See any Excess and Surplus staff member to make an appointment.
  10. Monday pickups of purchases made the previous week are by appointment only.
  11. Deliveries can be arranged for a fee to UC Berkeley and UCSF departments only.
  12. If you have concerns or complaints about a product or service, you may direct them to Ojuana Dunn or Eric Anglim.