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Fixed Assets | Public Sale of Equipment

The university from time to time offers equipment and other goods for public sale that have exhausted their useful life at the university. The public sale of goods occurs in different venues depending on what is being sold. Formats for sale include live auctions, online auctions, tag sales and sealed bids.

Online Auctions

UNI now lists certain items for auction online at Please click here to visit this site to view items and register to buy(bid) if interested.

Tag Sales at UNI Warehouse

The University of Northern Iowa will hold weekly surplus equipment sales the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.

UNI Surplus Store Tag Sales
When12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (1st and 3rd Thursday of the month)
WhatOffice furniture and Computer Equipment
WhereUNI Warehouse, 2412 West 27th St., Cedar Falls, IA
WhoGeneral Public

All items will be tagged with a specific price, sold “as is” and must be removed on day of purchase.

The weather/cancellation procedure for the surplus store follows the general campus cancellation decision. If the media indicates that UNI will be closed, the store will also be closed. If in doubt, you may contact Dennis Anderson at 273-2388.

UNI has decided that all surplus computers will have all the hard drives and all other data storage devices removed before they are offered for sale to the public. All computers available will not have hard drive.

The store has moved to the south side of Warehouse #1 (same bldg) near the southeast corner. Continue to watch for more items for auction on

The University of Northern Iowa is offering multiple items for public sale.

The next University of Northern Iowa surplus tag sale will be held this Thursday, January 21, 2016. The store will open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 11:30 a.m. There will be a preview on Wednesday from 2 to 3 in the afternoon. All items are sold as is cash or check only and it is the buyers responsibility to remove them from the store the day of the sale.

This is a partial list of the items that will be offered for sale

3 Work Benches
3 5 Drawer File Cabinets
13 4 Drawer File Cabinets
2 2 Drawer File Cabinets
2 Library  Stacking Book Shelves
3 Single  Library Book Shelves
1 Oak Cubbard
2 Pallets of Bricks
1 Refrigerator
1 Credenza
6 Overheads
3 Garbage Cans
9 Carring Cases
5 Adding Machines
63 Chairs 2 Table Lamps
1 Coffee Table
5 Boxes of 3 Ring Binders
2 Shelves
12 Power Bars & Taps
12 Tables& Desks
3 Cushions


The U.N.I. surplus store is located at 2412 West 27th Street in Cedar Falls Iowa. The building is a large warehouse that is light gray in color. It is located west of the McLeod center on 27th Street and on the other side of the street. It is just west of the University Mills apartment complex on the South side of 27th street. The store is on the back side of the building at the South East corner.

Continue to watch for more items for auction on

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