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Newsletter: State Surplus Property Program
What happens to all those items that get confiscated by the TSA? Some end up in a Texas store.
Texas DPS motorcycles auctioned off at State Surplus Store (Feb. 2020)
Inside the shop that sells items confiscated at Texas airports
Each year hundreds of thousands of items are collected from the state's airports, and all those things have a second life
The State Surplus Storefront is home to thousands of items that didn't make it on an airplane at one of the Texas airports. All of it is for sale.
Surrendered or lost items from Texas airports end up at surplus store in East Austin
State Surplus Public Sales Brochure
Information for State Agencies, Political Subdivisions and Non-Profits
The Texas Facilities Commission disposes of salvage and surplus personal property from Texas state agencies such as DPS, TXDOT, TCEQ, and Texas Parks & Wildlife. Examples of commonly available items include vehicles, furniture, office equipment and supplies, small electronics, and heavy equipment. The public is invited to purchase the property at our retail storefront in Austin, TX, or by bidding on an online auction.
• Online Auctions: Auctions are held on an as-needed basis. Auctions feature specialty equipment (including heavy equipment and vehicles from TXDOT) and/or items located outside the Austin area. Auctions are conducted by Public Surplus.
• Retail Store in Austin: The Austin Store receives new property every day! In addition to state surplus vehicles, furniture, office equipment and supplies, and small electronics, the Austin Store also sells abandoned airport property such as pocket knives, multi-purpose tools, jewelry, sunglasses, watches, luggage, and toys. Police radios, light bars, and video equipment are available for sale to law enforcement organizations, fire departments, and volunteer fire departments only.
Click here for list of vehicles for sale at the State Surplus Store
Hours: Open to the public Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Address: 6506 Bolm Road, Austin, TX 78721 (Map to Store)
Contact Us: (512) 463-1990 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Inventory: Complete Austin inventory, including furniture & airport property, is not available online at this time. Please call to verify the availability of certain items.
The list below contains example items and prices:
|Knives||Generic: starting at $3
Name brand: starting at $10
|Multi-tools||Generic: starting at $2
Name brand: starting at $20
|Hand Tools||starting at $1|
|Power Tools||starting at $5|
|Jewelry & Watches||starting at $5|
|Sunglasses||starting at $10|
|Office Desk||$35 - $225|
|Metal File Cabinet||$5 per drawer|
|Bookcase (wood)||$7 per foot tall|
|Conference Table||$79 - $250|
|Office supplies||$0.25 -$25|
|Sofa||$35 - $125|