ISU Surplus, which is closed to walk-in traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic, launched a "noncontact" drive-up option April 3 for faculty and staff working remotely who could use additional Dell computer equipment to do their jobs. This option isn't available to nonemployees.
"If an employee is in need of an extra monitor, keyboard or mouse, we might be able to help them, while our supplies last," said ISU Surplus manager Mark Ludwig. "And we know for certain we'll be able to save them some money because they won't have to buy new."
He said all equipment will be tested to confirm it works. But, buyers won't get to hand-pick the piece(s) they purchase because currently customers aren't allowed inside the surplus facility on Airport Road.
"People need to remember they're buying used equipment. So, there may be some cosmetic issues -- such as scuff marks or small scratches on the screens," Ludwig said.
Faculty and staff interested in this used IT equipment option should follow these steps:
- Email Mark Ludwig, firstname.lastname@example.org. He will email you an inventory list of Dell monitors (various sizes, $3-$30) and Dell wired keyboards and mice ($3).
- Email Ludwig again with your equipment request and any follow-up questions.
- When your order is placed, you will be asked to call ISU Surplus, 294-7300, to pay with a credit or debit card. No checks or cash will be accepted.
- Your item(s) with receipt will be placed on a bench outside the front/south door of the ISU Surplus Facility, 925 Airport Rd., on the date and time you request (8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday). You will drive up and load them.
- Service notes: Items from the inventory will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a limit of two monitors per person. If you purchase two, surplus staff will do their best to select matching models. Consistent with all ISU Surplus sales, purchases are final and no returns are allowed.