Used TCU Computers

Faculty and Staff computers are currently replaced on a four year cycle.  After replacement of a computer, the employee who had been using the computer is eligible to purchase it from TCU.  If that employee elects not to purchase the computer, it is available for other employees to purchase. Arrangements to purchase your used computer after replacement can be made by contacting Information Technology at

Sale Date

We will notify the campus via email when we are ready to begin the used computer sale.  This will generally take place towards the end of the Fall semester as we have to complete the computer replacement cycle before we can start the sale.


The cost for a PC desktop is $150. This includes the computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and a clean installation of the computer’s operating system. PC laptops cost $150. Sales price for Apple products is dependent on the type of computer (desktop or laptop) and the unit’s configuration and upgrades. Please contact IT Hardware Services for specific pricing. All sales are subject to standard sales tax of 8.25%.

Program Details

  • Computers are “AS IS” when purchased.  All manufacturer warranties on replaced computers have expired.  TCU Information Technology provides NO warranty, repair or support for these machines.
  • All used computers include a one-time load of Windows XP or Mac 10.4 operating system at time of pick-up by customer.  Operating system disks will NOT be provided by TCU and operating systems will not be restored by Information Technology. Administrative passwords should be recorded for future use. No other applications are installed.  Microsoft Office is NOT installed on the computers.
  • Computers that have been replaced and purchased by Faculty and Staff are no longer eligible for use on the TCU network or for any TCU computing purposes.  The used computers are strictly for Personal Use Only.
  • Replaced computers must go through a decommissioning process (typically 14 days) before they are eligible for purchase.  During this process, the system will be reimaged which will remove all previously installed software and delete any data stored on the computer.

Location and Sale Times

Used computers can be picked up from Sid Richardson, room 111 on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 3pm and 5pm when the sale has begun.  We will notify the campus via email when we are ready to kick-off this sale.

If the Tuesday-Thursday time is not convenient, individuals may arrange a different pick up time.  Please, contact Information Technology at