From another list that I'm on. BTW, I was there yesterday, and
verified that this is not a rumor. They will be closing "before the
end of the year".
>> Yes Boeing Surplus is closing.
What I was told was… It cost too much money to run.
So the deal is. 20% of the items they sell generate 80% of the
revenue. That 20% can be sold through other channels as or more
effectively than through the surplus store (ebay, machine deals or
what not). It costs millions of dollars to run the surplus store
in wages and overhead so… a decision was made that it was better to
just scrap or throw away the 80% that only generates 20% of the
revenue and focus on selling the 20% that makes brings in the most
Big Biz 101 I guess…..