I have accepted a job and the company is sending me a machine, monitor, keyboard, and other electronic equipment. For reasons outside of my control, this equipment will not be available before my agreed-upon start date. I do not have a personally-owned machine and my existing machine is property of my university (and will be returned to them in about a month).
Should I request to delay my start date over this? And are there any consequences of this to be aware of? I actually would love to have a delayed start date and am not worried about financial implications of it. This is my first job after grad school so I want to be sure not to mess anything up.