Penn State will hold its annual computer sale beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at the Salvage and Surplus Building at University Park.
Glenn Feagley, computer support facilities coordinator, checks the shrink wrap on a skidful of computers. About 18 skids of computers have been prepared for the sale. Feagley estimated about 80 to 100 systems will cross the block.
All of the computers have been tested and are in running condition. The computers, which arrived from University Park and the branch campuses, are being sold because the department of origin has upgrade its facilities.
A skid full of Apple computers is ready for the auction, which attracts about 200 bargain seekers every year. Computer sale prices range from $50 to $250.
A storage building is lined with computer skids. In addition to computing units, the sale will feature printers, televisions, fax machines, projectors and videocassette recorders.
Now in its fourth year, the sale raises about $10,000, which goes into the University's budget.
Tipped on their side, the computer platforms and cords give a bug-eyed appearance to this skid.
Travis Young, technical equipment salesperson, examines some of the laptops that will cross the block.
Computer accessories, such as these cables, and monitors, boards and CD-ROMS, also will be sold.
Don't forget the memory sticks. The auction will feature memory cards and sticks for a variety of computer systems.