Friday, September 4, 2015

PA makes TSA seized items available online

In the market for a Swiss Army knife? A pair of Oakley sunglasses or Gucci jewelry?

PA makes TSA seized items available online


In the market for a Swiss Army knife? A pair of Oakley sunglasses or Gucci belt? 

Ok, the stuff's used, but the items' owners didn't want to part with them.

You might get a good deal courtesy of the state of Pennsylvania as it launches an online auction of items seized by the Transportation Security Administration at mid-Atlantic airports.

“Online sales of TSA surplus property present a great opportunity for the public to get items they want for a good price, while generating revenue for Pennsylvania,” said Sheri Phillips, secretary of the Department of General Services. “We’re excited about getting this program started and being able to offer another service to the public.”

Anyone interested in bidding on items can visit www.govdeals.comand search listings by typiing "PA State Surplus" in the keyword search.

Right now deals are available on bulk lots: of pocket tools, assorted belts (men and ladies), letter openers and scissors.

Bid listings will be posted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays as new property becomes available. Listings will feature various items such as knives, scissors, corkscrews, sunglasses, jewelry, belts and hand tools among other items. Brands include: Leatherman, Swiss Army, Gerber Multi-tools, Craftsman, Gucci, Prada and Oakley.

All revenue goes into the state's general fund.

Want to browse the goods in person? You can visit the state Surplis Distribution Center at 2221 Forster St., Harrisburg, which features a section of TSA surplus property for sale. The store operates Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Who knows you might even find that pen knife from your grandfather that TSA screeners snatched from you last year.


Click herefor's politics page.

We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog

Commonwealth Confidential gives you regularly updated coverage of the state legislature, the governor and the workings of the state bureaucracy. It is written by Angela Couloumbis in the Inquirer's Harrisburg bureau, based in the statehouse, and by the newspaper's far-flung campaign reporters.

Commonwealth Confidential
Also on
letter icon Newsletter