Students will have the chance to buy computers and other electronic equipment for a lower price at ACU’s computer auction on Saturday. The auction will take place in Cullen auditorium at 1 p.m.
A variety of equipment is up for bid at the computer auction, such as laptops, desktops and printers.
Eric Lemmons, Team55/HelpDesk manager, will be the auctioneer.
“We’re going to have more than just computers there. We’re going to have printers, projectors, server equipment and a lot more,” said Lemmons. “The main thing will be personal computers, but there will be other items there that you can get a great price on as well.”
Every few years, technology equipment around campus is replaced with newer, up-to-date versions. All of the auctioned off equipment will come from the labs and offices of ACU.
“When we replace computers and other equipment, the old equipment goes into storage until we have enough to hold an auction,” Lemmons said. “Once we have enough we start preparing, planning and letting the campus know another auction is about to come.”
The auction will be open to all ACU students, faculty and staff, as well as the Abilene community. All proceeds from the auction will be put towards the funding of new equipment.
“It provides a way for us to get rid of the computers and to also allow anyone from around Abilene to come in and get a computer at a great price,” Lemmons said. “Everyone is welcome to come, just be prepared to bid.”
The auction provides the public with an affordable, cost-effective way to purchase newer technology without having to make a payment plan.
Dylan Benac, senior president of the Students’ Association, is an advocate of the event.
“It provides a great way for students to get really good equipment that has gently been used for a really good price,” Benac said. “It’s safe to say that you won’t find a better price for the quality of computer or equipment that you will get. Most of us don’t have that kind of money to shell out for the newest stuff, so taking advantage of this opportunity is very important.”