The State of Michigan Surplus sale to the public happens twice a year and tomorrow, December 8th, is one of those days. The madness begins at 8:00 AM and lasts until noon. You may want to get there a little early as there's usually quite a big crowd of people who show up to score treasures.

This is where you can find property seized by police, voluntarily surrendered at airports or no longer needed by government agencies.  The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget is charged with collecting these items and making them available to the public for purchase.

Some of the items you might find at the sale tomorrow include computers, electronic accessories, various knives, wine keys, sporting goods, tools, automotive equipment, desks, file cabinets, chairs, book shelves, jewelry and other fashion accessories.

MiStore is located at 3111 W. St. Joseph, Bldg. 600, in Lansing.The surplus inventory includes a variety of electronics, knives, sporting goods, musical equipment, tools, automotive equipment, office furniture, home décor and jewelry to be purchased

Also, the latest surplus information can be found at  The MiBid online auction site is available to browse and bid 24 hours a day at

Questions about the state's surplus program may be directed to the State Surplus office at 517-241-4859.

You can e-mail questions to


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