Boeing Surplus to Close

The Seattle Times reports that Boeing Surplus is going to be closing their doors come December 21st:

From seattletimes.nwsource.com:

Boeing instead plans to sell its surplus items in bulk to wholesale buyers over the Internet and through a more traditional contracting process with business partners, said spokesman Dean Tougas. Boeing will develop a Web site over the next few months to support its online plans, he said.

The store’s final day will be Dec. 21.

For 35 years it has sold just about anything that Boeing no longer uses, except aircraft parts. Boeing employees and retirees enjoy discounts of up to 20 percent.

Seeing that I worked at the Kent Space Center the last two summers, it was really just a short 8 minute drive to the surplus store. I’d sometimes stop by on my way home, seeing that I’m already down there and such.

It was really just fun to walk around. It would take me at least an hour, and that was if I was going fast.

Bruce Lane has started a website, SaveBoeingSurplus.com, to try and save the surplus store.

Photo Credit: The Boeing Surplus website

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