Youngstown State electronics sale draws hundreds of people

The first person lined up at 9 a.m. and at one point, there were 500 people in line, looking to buy used electronics

Hundreds showed up at Youngstown State to buy used electronics.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – There was a long line of people at Youngstown State on Tuesday, looking to buy used electronics that the university no longer needs.

At 3:15 p.m., there were about 300 people waiting in line on the second floor of Cushwa Hall.

The first person lined up at 9 a.m. and at one point, there were 500 people in line.

Alex Mickler, of Youngstown, said she was expecting a large crowd.

“Anytime you get electronics for like, 30 bucks, there’s going to be a big turnout.”

The room where the items were being distributed was small, and people had to be let in one at a time.

The most abundant items were stripped down tower units; there were 400 of them. There were also about a hundred monitors and 30 laptops, which went in the first half hour.

“We have some desktops going for $25 to $30. The monitors are going for $10 and $20, flat screen monitors, depending on the size,” Dan O’Connell said.

Youngstown’s Shantina Mitchell bought a desktop computer and monitor, along with a DVD-VCR for her mother.

“I think I paid a hundred dollars. I got a few things,” she said. “It’s definitely a good deal.”

The sale was scheduled to last until 6 p.m., but no one thought there were enough items to make it that long.

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