I've been told that Boeing Surplus in Kent, WA is closing its doors on December 31st (don't know if that's the exact date, but call it the end of the year, I suppose) and a lot of the Seattle area Boeing facilities are in a mad rush to get as much stuff as they can down there before the process changes (I don't know much about how it's going to be, unfortunately, but an outside vendor will be selling most of it on eBay.) I myself have been going through tons of gear and have about two truckloads of stuff that will be heading down. Some of it's really old and still brand new, while some of it is just out and out obsolete. I sorta feel bad sending it out, but we're going to need the room and it has no other use that I can foresee. My campus is going whole hog in other buildings (including some buildings!) and every few days there's a fresh trailer getting loaded up. I snagged a couple things off one trailer, but the condition of some of the items really makes me feel a bit bad, but there's lots of opportunities there for those ready and willing. There's a pallet of cast copper rings that weigh over 300 pounds each, which I gag when I think about the money someone's going to make from that one pallet. Or a tubskid full of circuit boards that no one has a clue what they're good for, and someone will have to dispose of. Whatever. At any rate, it's a good time to go out with a bang, so for those who like to shop there, it's time to hit it up regularly until the doors close. Lots of stuff moving fast.
15 years ago