The ACU Computer Auction will auction computers collected during the year in Cullen Auditorium Saturday.
Once or twice a year, the university hosts an auction of old computers that have been taken up from faculty and staff members. The university has a cycle of about three to four years with computers before they are removed and replaced with new computers, said Eric Lemmons, auctioneer and Team 55 manager.
As for the old computers, the auction workers wipe all of the data off of them, and put a standard image on them so that they can have a clean installation of the operating system and basic web browsers, Lemmons said.
“The auction is a no reserve auction,” Lemmons said. “All of the items go for whoever is willing to pay the most for it.”
Lemmons said he expects the auction to have more than three hundred lots of mostly computers including Dell desktops and laptops as well as Apple desktops and laptops. Each of the bids will start at zero and if the highest bid for a computer is $5, it will go for that exact amount.
Lemmons also said that Computers will not be the only thing that will be sold at the auction. There will also be projectors and printers available for sale, but the computers will be the most prevalent items.
“I am excited to see what kind of computers will be up for sale in this auction,” said Ben Riddle, sophomore business and marketing major. “My computer has been giving me a lot of trouble lately and I am interested in seeing what type of offers I can get from these computers.”
The auction will take place October 8th. The doors of Cullen will open at 11 a.m. for bidder registration as well as a viewing preview of the computers. The auctioning will be starting at 1 PM. For more information ACU.edu/Auction