Clearance Prices Turn 'Web Browsers' Into Buyers at ITS Sale

Published 04.19.2018

Student News
Faculty & Staff

Early birds who arrived at 10 p.m. Wednesday pulled an all-nighter – some did homework and two played the Settlers of Catan board game. (Two more had joined the group by 11, and many more bagan arriving at 8 a.m. Thursday). From left are Christopher D. Hogan, of Halifax, welding and fabrication engineering technology; Ryan S. Belack, also of Halifax, software development and information management; and web and interactive media majors Rachel A. Eirmann, of Bellefonte; Molly A. Amato, Levittown; and Cindy L. English, of Montoursville.Waiting their turn in the Bush Campus Center, patient customers-to-be snake down the hall (and down the stairs).Student volunteers standing amid the stockpile (from left): Kelvin M. Joseph, of Effort, information technology: network specialist concentration; Indiana D. Timothy, of Coudersport, electronics and computer engineering technology: robotics and automation emphasis; Andrew W. Hofmann, of Cherry Hill, N.J., information technology: network specialist concentration; Ryan Monteleone, of Stevens, information assurance and cyber security; Ali D. Petrizzi, of Langhorne, graphic design; Everett B. Appleby, of Wilkes-Barre, building science and sustainable design: building construction technology concentration; and James C. Temoshenko, of Kane, information technology: gaming and simulation. Lining up to payJubilation (and smiling faces) from Hogan, Belack and English as they sprint to the finish lineKeeping Black Friday-style hours that would make lesser shoppers drag and drop, patrons of Thursday's Information Technology Services sale virtually emptied Penn's Inn of hardware being liquidated as part of the college's cyclical replacement of lab computers. The first hour of the first-come, first-served sale was solely for Penn College students, who, drawn by attractive inventory at bargain prices, lined up early for the best selection. By the time the doors were further opened to college employees – and in record time, at that – it didn't take long to call it a day.