Shoppers are still taking advantage of Purdue Union Hotel's sale that goes through Tuesday.

Preparing for its renovation, the hotel amenities for sale include big furniture like sofas to small coffee makers.

Crowds poured into the hotel when the sale began Saturday morning, with shoppers taking advantage of low prices for framed pictures, mini-refrigerators, chairs, desks, mattresses and end tables. Larger items, such as refrigerators and gym equipment, are also for sale.

Slower to move have been irons and ironing boards.

“I’m on staff here, so Purdue sent out an email about it saying that they were having a liquidation sale,” Cassia Dean, the coordinator for the vice provost of student life, said Monday.

Many shoppers were buying products that were not on their lists.

“I wasn’t really shopping for a TV, but I bought a TV and I’m going to get a coffee maker to put in the office,” said Mary Larimore, supervisor of Purdue's executive vice president for research and partnership.

Many new students are taking advantage of the sale, too.

“We’re just setting up the house,” said Tanaya Chitaldurg, who is an Indian first-year graduate student. “We thought that here are a lot of things on sale like tables and lamps, so looking out for that.”

The sale continues until 6 p.m. today and runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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