TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Holiday shoppers still seeking desk chairs or flat-screen computer monitors might consider browsing at the Kansas State Surplus Property office in Topeka.
Lori Myers manages the state surplus office, which has a warehouse of sale items that have been discarded by government agencies. The goods include outdated computers, unused office equipment and mass-market artwork that had hung on state office walls.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the rule on state property is pretty simple: other government agencies have first dibs. After 30 days, items are for sale to the public.
Myers says laptop computers are so popular she had to create a waiting list. Most of the money from surplus sales goes to maintaining the state surplus office, which is self-sustaining.