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Shippensburg University dorm furniture to be auctioned

7 December 2012 No Comment


Furniture contained in about 420 rooms in three Shippensburg University residence halls will be for sale in a live, public auction at 10 a.m. Dec. 18 on the campus.

Auctioneer Terry L. Shetter, Chambersburg, will lead the auction in an area central to Lackhove, Kieffer and McCune residence halls on the west side of campus.

His wife, TiffinyCQ Shetter, said furniture contained in each dorm room will be auctioned off together at first, but that individual pieces may be available toward the end if there are no more buyers for whole rooms.

Common-room furniture including couches, love seats, lounge chairs and end tables, as well as three Brunswick pool tables, a ping pong table and a Wenger sound module system (sound proof booth) will be available too. Approximately three-year-old bathroom fixtures including sinks, urinals, hand dryers and toilets will also be up for auction.

The furniture is being sold ahead of the demolition of the three residence halls in the spring to make way for phase two of a project to build new, suite-style residence halls on the campus. The university took ownership of the first three buildings in November.

“We’re hoping that we can do the best that we can for the university,” Tiffiny Shetter said. “They’re basic goal is they don’t want it going in a land fill; they want someone to use it.”

Terry Shetter hopes to achieve $100 for each dorm room of furniture, but said he believes some rooms will go for much less given that the furniture is the style typically found in a dorm room.

“Proceeds from the auction will go back to the residence hall fund, which is a university fund, because that was the fund used to purchase the furniture in the residence halls,” said Pete Gigliotti, communications director for SU.

In addition to advertising to the general public, Tiffiny Shetter said she has also contacted 14 church and youth camps in the area.

Winning bidders will not be charged a premium on top of sale price.

Pictures of items to be sold are available at www.auctionzip.com. Enter identification code 1645.
Amber South can be reached at asouth@publicopinionnews.com and 262-4771.

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