From desks and chairs, to office supplies, tables and bookcases, the University’s surplus property is just a click away.
Beginning Tuesday, July 5, UT employees can use computers on campus and their UTAD login credentials to access the surplus property redistribution website at https://surplus.utoledo.edu.
There are seven main categories for items: bookcases; chairs; desks; file and storage cabinets; miscellaneous and medical; office support; and tables. And each of those is expanded further according to product details. For example, there are six subcategories of chairs.
“We have more than 150 unique items listed, and the inventory is constantly updated,” Joy Seifert, director of the Office of Auxiliary Services said. “We’re super-excited about the new online store and happy to make the website as user-friendly as possible.”
During June, staff members organized all the surplus items, taking multiple photos and measurements, Seifert said.
“Shopping for items at the right price — free — from the comfort of your office has never been possible until now,” she said. “We’re working to help save the University money and time.”
All items available are rated according to their conditions: new/like new, good or average.
Once an item is selected to purchase at no cost and an order has been placed, the article must be picked up within two business weeks.
Purchasers have two options: Schedule a date and time to pick up the item or arrange for it to be delivered by Stevens Worldwide Van Lines.
“Items can be picked up or delivered at the surplus warehouse on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only,” Seifert said, adding that the person who placed the order must be the one to pick it up and show his or her University ID or have made arrangements with Stevens.
Arranging pickup or delivery with Stevens can be done through a link in a confirmation email you will receive.
Canceling a surplus order once it’s placed can be done by calling 419.530.3191 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We encourage employees to log in and look around to browse what’s available,” Seifert said. “Items are constantly changing; we may have what you need — for free.”
She stressed that there are all kinds of items available — furniture, pens, mailing tubes, trash bins, file folders, safes and more.
“Conversely, if employees or offices have items that are no longer used, please let us know. Maybe someone else can use it. And if you’re not sure if something can be reused, we can check it out and tell you.”
Seifert said putting the surplus property online is a work in progress.
“We’ll learn as we go and update the surplus property storefront accordingly,” Seifert said.
For more information, contact Seifert at email@example.com.