FAQ


General Questions

Can the university donate any assets?

The university is required to sell all disposable assets. Items that remain U-M property can be transferred between departments.

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Will Property Disposition take my personal property?

No. Property Disposition is only able to accept surplus property from University of Michigan departments.

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Sending Surplus

Does Property Disposition pick up surplus property?

Yes. After you submit your Declaration of Surplus form we will contact you with a delivery date, submit a work order on your behalf, and send the movers out to pick up your surplus items.

See "Sending Surplus" instructions.

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Purchasing Surplus

What is the process if I want to purchase surplus property for personal use from my department?

You’ll need to fill out a Declaration of Surplus form and email it to Property Disposition.  Property Disposition will price the item(s) and return the Declaration of Surplus Form with the estimated value(s).  You can then either US Mail a check and copy of the form, or we can send a PayPal link for the appraised amount plus six percent (6%) state of Michigan sales tax.  You’ll then get a receipt you can show to your department supervisor before taking the item(s) home.

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Can a U-M PCard be used for purchases?

No. Only a shortcode can be used for departmental purchases.

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What types of payment do you accept?

Payments can be made with cash, personal checks from local banks, or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover).  Credit cards are accepted in person only.

Checks should be made payable to the University of Michigan.

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Will I pay sales tax with my purchase?

Yes, six percent (6%) state of Michigan sales tax is added to your purchase price.

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How do I make a purchase for my business with my tax exempt number?

You will need to provide a copy of your tax exempt certificate at the time of purchase and sign our tax exempt book for each purchase.

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What is the return policy?

All sales are AS IS and final. No refunds or exchanges are allowed.

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Are there discounts for quantity purchases?

Quantity discounts may be available. Please ask the sales manager at the time of purchase.

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Can you hold my items after I purchase them?

We can only hold items for U-M departments until delivery arrangements are made. All items purchased by the public (non-U-M departments) must be taken at the time of purchase.

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