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Monday, June 22, 2015

LANL Discontinues Public Onsite Surplus Property Sales

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory's onsite public sales are being discontinued effective immediately. The public sales have been conducted on the third Thursday of every month, weather permitting."

One more nail in the coffin by the California Carpetbaggers !


Anonymous said...

It was outsourced. Saves a few more nickels The outsourcers are
outsourcing. After all, that was the big deal when the labs were
outsourced to begin with, LANS was going to save the Government
a WHOLE pile of money.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Years ago, LLNL had what were known as salvage sales. These events occurred on a Saturday about once a month. Any member of the public could come to the salvage area to purchase excess merchandise. I purchased some office furniture for home (e.g., desk, filing cabinet). LLNL stopped the public salvage sales about 20 years ago when, I am told, some radioactive material got mixed in with the publicly available merchandise.

Anonymous said...

Why bother with physical auctions? Just sale the unneeded stuff on Ebay.

Anonymous said...

I heard that the LLNL salvage sales were stopped in order to prevent someone from sending something valuable that they wanted at home to the salvage yard and then attempting to buy it.

The lab used to give old obsolete personal computers to schools and such but there was the worry that confidential / OUO / classified data might find it's way out the gate even if the disk drives were pulled. DOE rules became so paranoid the computers were stripped and gutted to the point of useless and thus ended the good fortunes to the local schools.

DOE and NNSA aren't in the business to make the locals or the employees happy. You get a paycheck and maybe you spend some of it downtown at lunch. That's the total good will you get these days.


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