SALE OF ASSETS TO SUPPORT FUTURE EFFORTS:
With the Suspension of Operations and Plans
to Look to a New Future for the Saint Joe Campus and Community,
Saint Joseph's College has made the decision to work with
Hilco Fixture Finders, LLC, in partnership with Eaton Hudson Inc, to
sell off selected assets and memoribilia to provide funding for the
ongoing work to begin a new chapter in our SJC story.
See the Below Post for Additional Details:
Information about the On-Line Auction of Saint Joe related Memorabilia:
Saint Joe is partnering with Hilco Fixture Finders and Eaton Hudson to assemble a collection of items that we feel carry memories and connections of the times spent on and around Campus to make available in a special sale.
While Hilco will be conducting the Auction as well as the On-Site sale during the Alumni Association Homecoming/Rensselaer Octoberfest Weekend, all the items selected for both are being vetted and selected by Saint Joe Staff only. Having people who understand what may carry special meaning to Pumas was very important to the Phoenix Team and we do want to thank those who have been assisting with that selection process.
The On-Line Auction will begin on Friday September 1st 2017 and is (for now) scheduled to conclude on Monday September 25th 2017.
Hilco and Saint Joe will provide a Link to the On-Line Auction Page within the next week. It will be posted to our Facebook Page and “pinned” to the top of the page during the entire month of September as well as on this Website. Pictures of items we expect to place up for bid will be occasionally shared there as well.
Auction Items listed on a Friday will close for bidding on the Monday that is 10 days after the listing. So the Bidding period will look like this:
ROUND ONE: Begins Friday 9/1/2017 and Ends Monday 9/11/2017
ROUND TWO: Begins Friday 9/8/2017 and Ends Monday 9/18/2017
ROUND THREE: Begins Friday 9/15/2017 and Ends Monday 9/25/2017
Creation of a User Account on Hilco’s Auction Page will be required. New items will be listed every Friday during the Auction Period. Highest Bidder gets the item. Shipping Charges will be an additional cost. Local Pickup (some of these items will be large/heavy) can be arranged immediately after the conclusion of the Auction and completion of payment. If you’d like to avoid the shipping costs and plan on attending the Alumni Association Homecoming Weekend Event, Hilco will have additional staff on-hand during that time to handle local pick-ups. Hilco can also make arrangements to ship any of the items successfully bid on after the conclusion of each On-Line Auction.
We will also be putting aside a number of SJC
Branded Items that will be specifically placed in a special section
of the sales floor during the weekend of September 30th.
This will coincide with the Homecoming Celebration being organized
by the Alumni Association as well as the Octoberfest Celebration
that will be happening in the City of Rensselaer. More details
and pictures of what will be in that section will be posted in the
coming weeks as we continue to gather the items that we hope to make
For specific questions about this Auction or specific items that you do not see listed once the Auction starts, please do not reply directly to this email as it is an automated account. Instead please contact one of the below email addresses for more information:
Hilco has been continuing to prepare items and add them to the Rec Center for this weekend and, based on what has sold so far as well as what is being prepared, the following is partial list of what can be expected to be found on the sale floor:
• Office furniture: Couches, chairs, desks, & filing cabinets
• Folding tables and folding chairs
• Dorm Furniture: Beds, desks, wardrobes, & chests
• Cafeteria seating: tables and chairs
• Janitorial equipment and supplies
• Office supplies
• Musical instruments and pianos
• Amps and speakers
• Appliances: Ranges, refrigerators, A/C and heaters
• Exercise equipment
• Desktop PC’s, laptops, monitors, and printers
In addition, Hilco is ramping up several specialized sale requests. The following items and collections can now be seen and bid on by pre-scheduled appointment. Requests for appointments can be sent to AssetRequests@SaintJoe.edu
• TV studio
• Radio Station
• A/V equipment
• Laboratory equipment
• Theater props and accessories
• Cafeteria equipment
• Sports equipment
• Pool Tables
• PBX Phone System and ~200 Phones
• Specialized IT server equipment
Since announcing the sale of unneeded assets to
fund a future Saint Joe effort we have received a large number of
queries to our designated email address at
AssetRequests@SaintJoe.edu. This was expected
and we are in the process of working through those requests,
delegating some of the more specific ones to the Team at Hilco
Fixture Finders, and answering some of the more general questions as
quickly as we can. Based on some of the more
common questions, we have posted a few answers here and will
continue to update as this sale continues. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS
A FLUID PROCESS AND MAY CHANGE IF CIRCUMSTANCES WARRANT.
The 2nd level is going to be items that would
be better served in a specialized sale and/or auction.
This would generally be items such as Vehicles, Commercial
Kitchen Equipment, Studios, and Labs where buyers are interested in
a “complete” purchase. Since each of those sales
will be unique in some way, those will be handled on a case-by-case
basis and announcements on those will be case-by-case as well.
Truly unique items and item requests are being handled on a case-by-case basis. If you have sent an email to the Business Affairs Office in the past or have sent an email to AssetRequests@SaintJoe.edu about something individually unique (a small plaque, one-of-a-kind desk, table, etc…) we are compiling a list with Hilco and Fixture finders to look for the item and earmark it for a possible one-off sale to the requestor. If we get multiple requests for the same item(s), we will consider listing it on the online-auction instead and will try give the requestors a heads-up if that occurs. Again, since we anticipate that this process will be going on for several weeks, please keep in mind that the lack of an immediate reply doesn’t mean we haven’t earmarked your item as “something to look into”.
GOING FORWARD THE SINGLE BEST METHOD OF MAKING A SPECIFIC INQUIRY INTO AN ITEM WILL BE TO SEND AN EMAIL TO ASSETREQUESTS@SAINTJOE.EDU
As a reminder, the goal of these sales are to raise funding to support our activities and efforts to create a future for Saint Joe. Since that is the goal, this does mean that we are “holding back” on a number of items that we have identified as desired or necessary to both a restart of Saint Joe as well as connection to our past. While those “hold back” items are still being identified as Hilco works with us to go through each facility, we have designated a number of things that will not be for sale:
CAMPUS GROUNDS FIXTURES: In-place fixtures such as signage, landscaping, statues, and the park benches (both named and non-named benches) will not be for sale for the foreseeable future.
FIXTURES, FURNITURE, AND SUPPORTING EQUIPMENT FOR ALL FACILITIES THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS “1ST TO BE OPENED” DURING A RESTART: In general, if a building or supporting infrastructure has been identified as crucial to a restart on the Campus (The Core Building and the Chapel would be a couple of examples of critical facilities) the fixtures and items that are in those buildings will be kept, especially if keeping those items will reduce any restart costs.
KEY VEHCILES AND MAINTENANCE EQUIPEMENT: Items that are needed by the Facilities Team for the care and maintenance of the SJC Campus will not be for sale for the foreseeable future.
HANSON RECREATION CENTER SALE:
The sale at the Hanson Recreation Center will begin on Monday, August 14th. The entrance to the sales floor will be between Raleigh Hall and the Richard F. Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse and is clearly marked. Parking will be available in the adjacent parking lot and will be accessible via the Drexel Parkway entrance (across from WalMart and the Demotte State Bank). The front reception desk will be manned during sale hours by a member of the Hilco Staff, who will be able to answer general questions with regards to items that have already been placed on the sales floor.
The Hanson Recreation Center sale will be a fixed-price sale. Prices on all items should be marked. If you find an item that isn’t marked, please see a Hilco Staff Member and they will be able to assist.
ACCEPTED METHODS OF PURCHASE AT THE RECREATION CENTER:
· Mastercard, Visa, Amex, & Discover
· Wire Transfer (please see a Hilco Staff Member for WT arrangements)
Thank You - SJC
(This page last updated on 9/1/2017)