For Citizens Seeking Surplus Property

Personal Property refers to tangible items ranging from common products – such as office equipment and furniture – to specialized apparatus – including scientific devices and heavy machinery. If this personal property is not acquired by a state or public organization, the general public can buy it from GSA through GSA Auctions® and GSA Surplus Personal Property Sales.

Remember, there are:

  • No Giveaways: Stories about $100 yachts or exotic cars sold for little or nothing are pure fiction. GSA expects to receive a fair market price. GSA has a responsibility to the taxpayers to receive the best possible return on the tax dollar when they are sold.
  • No Guarantees: GSA does not guarantee the condition of sale items. Customers are encouraged to inspect personal property prior to sale. GSA will inform a customer of any deficiencies  prior to sale. GSA is not responsible for any problems identified after the sale.

Citizens must follow these steps to acquire used federal personal property:

For an overview of GSA Auctions, watch this informational video

Note: This video is hosted by a nongovernment commercial site.

Last Reviewed 2015-07-23