ACU will auction off used and surplus computers and electronics to the public at 1 p.m. Sept. 27 in Cullen Auditorium.
Items available will consist of used computers, laptops and desktops, printers, servers and other electronics.
Eric Lemmons, Help Desk manager for ACU, has run the computer auction since fall of 2012.
“The entire purpose of this is every three to four years, every machine on campus is replaced,” Lemmons said. “Those old machines come to us. We put a new image on them with their license, and then sell them at the auction.”
The auction will contain around 400 computers, desktops and laptops from Dell and Macintosh, networking equipment, servers, printers and monitors. Lemmons, who will also serve as the auctioneer, has set no minimum bid on any of the devices, meaning bidders can potentially come away with an amazing deal.
Lemmons’ auction team consists of 12 people including himself, one full-time employee and 10 student workers who will serve as cashiers and general help to the public with the devices.
Kaileb Holland, senior information technology major from Conroe, is one of the returning student workers for this year’s auction.
“This is my fourth year working the auction, and every year it’s been proven to be an event both beneficial to the community and the university,” Holland said.
Lemmons noted the auction draws in a diverse group of people from around the immediate area and even from other parts of the state.
“The people we get here are a pretty good mix,” Lemmons said. “We see everyone from students and families in town looking for a good price to resellers from out of town.”
“The auction requires an incredible amount of time and commitment to set up every year,” Holland said. “It brings in people from all over Central and West Texas who are looking for deals you won’t find anywhere else on quality equipment.”