Terrapin Trader

The Terrapin Trader is the University of Maryland’s (UMD) on-going surplus property operation that handles the removal of university-owned equipment in environmentally responsible ways, such as sales, bids, and auctions. The store is open to UMD departments, other state agencies, faculty, staff, students and the general public.

General Information and Procedures

  • Inventory

Inventory constantly changes and includes a wide variety of items such as desks, chairs, cabinets, computer hardware, office equipment, electronics, lab/scientific equipment, machinery, vehicles and much more. Items listed here represent items typically sold at the Terrapin Trader. Please call the Terrapin Trader at 301.405.5267 with questions regarding inventory.


Terrapin Trader routinely posts items on GovDeals for auction. Auctions include vehicles, machinery, lab equipment, and various other items. All auctions are open to the public and registration is free.

To become a registered GovDeals bidder, simply go to www.GovDeals.com and click on “Register”. 

  • Location

  • Parking

Guest Parking is $1 for 20 minutes or $3 per hour  /  credit card only

All faculty/staff parking permits, including "K" permits, will be valid in lot X1 (the Severn building lots). 

Student parking at Severn is available in lot 4k. All student-parking permits are valid in this lot.