The University of Kansas is selling 18 pianos to make room for new ones.
The pianos have been used mostly by students and instructors in practice rooms in Murphy Hall, home of the KU School of Music.
“They’re not concert grands, but they’re great for home use or for beginners,” said Sam Pepple, business coordinator with KU Surplus.
The pianos are being auctioned online at govdeals.com, a preferred vendor of KU Surplus that provides online auction services to various government agencies. To view the pianos online, buyers should visit the website, choose “Music/Musical Equipment” from the menu and then sort the results by location (Lawrence).
The pianos are being auctioned, not sold directly, because state property must be sold through a competitive bidding process.
Buyers who would like to see and play the pianos before bidding should contact Paul Stevens, associate dean for facilities and infrastructure in the School of Music, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KU Surplus, a unit within Procurement Services at KU, will pick up reusable furniture and office supplies from the Lawrence campus free of charge in accordance with the KU Surplus Property Recycling Procedure. Surplus items are then available for purchase by other departments, or available for donation to non-profit organizations. By working with campus departments and local non-profits we are able to redistribute surplus that would otherwise be discarded.
To search for additional items, visit KU Surplus or call 785-393-4256.