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OSU Surplus Store Offers Great Deals

Anne Evans Anne Evans OSU Surplus Store Offers Great Deals
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Are you looking for office furniture and don’t have a lot of money to spend? The OSU Surplus Store may be a place for you to check out. It offers lots of great items at extremely low prices. Plus you get the added bonus of buying locally and second-hand without all of the hassles of Craigslist.

The most popular item they sell are computers. If you are wanting one of those, you need to get there first thing when they open on Tuesday mornings at 8am. Some mornings, especially when they have computers available, there is a line.

The store sees lots of people running small businesses, charities and non-profits and churches and students. You can outfit a complete office for less than $500. Prices range from $10-15-20 for desks, $15 for filing cabinets, and about $10 for office chairs. Sales are open to the public on Tuesdays from 8am to 3:30pm.

If you go: OSU Surplus Store is located at 1165 Kinnear Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43212 on the south side of the building. Parking is available. Check them out on the web here.

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  • alexs

    Back around 1989 I got an oak desk from there for $50,  when I refinished it I found a financial aid application from 1949 in one drawer.  The inventory number on the copper tag is in the 154,000 range.

  • patient_zero

    The really well made steel filing cabinets are so much better than what you can buy today, and probably $50 tops.

    Similar deals can be found at the State of Ohio surplus auctions as well. There’s one this Saturday, May 8th.


  • shy_999

    Thanks for the heads up! I have been looking for a good filing cabinet for a couple years now and can’t justify the prices the stores want for the good ones. I will have to check this out… hopefully they still have them??

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