About Ax-Man Surplus

We've bought and sold scientific, industrial, electronic, and mechanical surplus in the Twin Cities area for 50 years.  We also specialize in arts & crafts supplies, tape, failed consumer products, and the bizarre, weird & wonderful.  We have a loyal following of local artists, tinkerers, engineers, makers, and freaks and geeks of all styles.  We are also a popular store for teacher supplies and back-to-school items. Please take a look at the online store and drop by one of our three retail locations (if you're in the area).  We might not have what you need, but we have what you want. If you have surplus goods to sell, get in touch.

What is surplus, you say?

The Almighty Internet defines surplus as thus: 




  1. an amount of something left over when requirements have been met; an excess of production or supply over demand.
    "exports of food surpluses"

Our surplus comes to us mostly new, sometimes in various states, and we always do our best to get it to you in tip-top shape. It'll probably be really neat and exactly what you need. Unfortunately, we can't guarantee any particular color or style of certain products because we have no control over how many we get. So make sure you double check the listing...it will clarify for you. We also can't promise that there won't be some dust bunnies or other sneaky surprises in your newly purchased case of surplus. However, we DO promise that you will get the coolest, most radical surplus that we can get our grubby little hands on. You know, as they say...

That's the Nature of Surplus!