Store Name: Ali's Surplus Stuff (or just 'Surplus Stuff')
Address: 9203 Folsom Blvd., Suite B, Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: (916) 381-8304
Hours: Mon-Fri, 10:00 - 18:00, Sat. 10:00 - 16:00, Closed Sundays.
Web Site? Yes
Primary Line: Computer and Networking Components
Secondary Line: Test equipment, retired professional audio and video (broadcast) gear, vintage electronics, CCTV gear, etc.
Pricing Grade: A -
Variety Grade: B
Customer Service Grade: A++
Overall Grade: A -


I have learned that, as of Dec-2020, Ali's has moved to a new location which has been described to me as "smaller" than their original spot. I will reserve judgment until I've seen the new place, but a surplus store shrinking is rarely, if ever, a Good Thing in general. Another point of concern is I'm told the move was sparked by someone buying up the old building. This tells me Ali's may have been forced out of their old spot, rather than going by their choice. More to come as I get details...

Treasure what you have! Ali's has been a steady presence for many decades, and they continue to be a valuable stop-spot for any scrounging trip. This is even more true with the demise of Weird Stuff and HSC.

Their customer service is still top-notch, and the store still has enough variety to keep any hardcore scrounger poking around for at least 2-3 hours. Like any surplus place, though, it's still subject to the ebb-and-flow of what the owner can find to resell. Your best bet is to be a regular. Check in with them at least a couple of times a month, if you can.

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