Shuttered Art Institute of Charleston liquidating kitchen equipment, computers, and furniture at auction

The for-profit school closed its doors last year

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Last year, the for-profit Art Institute of Charleston told students to leave, transfer, or graduate by December 2018. - PHOTO VIA GOOGLE STREET VIEW
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  • Last year, the for-profit Art Institute of Charleston told students to leave, transfer, or graduate by December 2018.
Now that the Art Institute of Charleston is no longer, you're free to bathe in the spoils of the professional equipment the college left behind at an online auction.

Hosted by PCI Auction Group, the auction features kitchen appliances and wares, office furniture, and even computers.

In an email sent last July, Art Institutes International President Claude Brown advised students at the for-profit school on Market Street to transfer to another campus, take online classes, or graduate by December 2018, according to the Post & Courier.



The chain of schools has long been plagued by accusations that it drains the federal government of financial aid money that could go toward accredited institutions, leaving students burdened with large debts and untransferable credits in the process.

No word for sure, but it's unlikely that students saddled with thousands of dollars in loans will be able to use the stainless steel sausage stuffer bought at auction for pennies on the dollar to settle up their debts.

"They walked away from their students and everything in the building last month," wrote David Thompson, the president of PCI Auctions Carolina, in an e-mail to the City Paper on Tuesday. "Everything that is in the building is for sale."

As of Wednesday morning, there were iMac desktops going for $22, TVs for $6, and office tables for a just a few cents.

You can peruse the shuttered school's offerings here. The auction ends on Mon. April 15 at 6 p.m., with plans for a second auction at a later date.

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