Universities tend to buy new computers and other office equipment often to allow students to be able to complete their work better. The old equipment is usually thrown out or donated to charities around the city. The university could save students a lot of money by offering them computers and equipment at a low price. Sometimes the computers and equipment aren't in bad shape. It just needs to be upgraded. Students who are on a budget would enjoy getting a cheap computer to help them complete assignments.
You may also notice university refurbishment of buildings, so that the school can provide more options for students. For instance, the university may refurbish a building to become a second library for students who live on another side of campus. That way those students can study and rent the same books that they could have at the other library. Also, the other library may offer extended hours.
The same can apply to students who can't afford to buy a new computer or printer. They should be able to go to the university to see if they have any refurbished equipment for sale. One of the main places students should look for computer and supplies is in the technology department. Students may have to ask either the department head or dean of the college, if they can buy the computer. Many of the times, the computer equipment is already spoken for. (more...)