Whether you need a computer or new tools or a used truck, you may find it through The City of Calgary’s surplus sales and public auctions.
Bikes from police, jewelry from Court of Queen’s Bench, computers that are life-cycled through IT, lost and found items that were never claimed, and vehicles and equipment are some of the items sold through The City’s surplus sales and public auctions.
The City of Calgary has hosted sales and public auctions for surplus equipment and materials since early 1990s. The shelves are stocked weekly with tools, electronics, sporting equipment, clothing and other items.
The City of Calgary has launched an online auction website. Calgarians can now check the latest bids, make a bid and pay for their items online.
The pricing starts at 35% of retail. If an item is brand new, the pricing may be higher. Vehicles are priced using established methods like Kelly Blue Book and fair market value. You can find pricing for computers here or you can visit the store during regular store hours.
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HOW TO BUY
Auction items: You can bid online after creating a username and password through myID.
Visit surplus.calgary.ca to view online auction items or go to the Surplus Store in person on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 3063 Dartmouth Road S.E. (600 block of 25th Ave. S.E.).