[rescue] Sun crushes the used Sun market

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Mon Jun 27 23:14:43 CDT 2005

>From: Patrick Giagnocavo 717-201-3366 <patrick at zill.net>
>Date: Mon Jun 27 20:25:41 CDT 2005
>To: rescue at sunhelp.org
>Subject: [rescue] Sun crushes the used Sun market

>I just realized that Sun is trying to kill off the used Sun hardware market.
>This means good news for those of us collecting the older stuff.
>They just announced an $895 Opteron system, or, if you pay $30 a month for 3 years, they give you the hardware, plus Sun Studio 10 and some other software, plus they give you a Sun support contract (which I suppose lets you access all the stuff that used to be free).

The $895 price includes 3 yr hardware warranty (next business day) & you can double the memory included by entering "doubleyourmemory" as a coupon at checkout...

That's a nice looking box (physical appearance) and with the $110 graphics card upgrade, a three-headed system is possible ;^)

Something to think about - maybe this will get me to dump my *zillions* of older Sun boxen... The mind reels...

>Contrast that with the used  $175 V100 I just bought ... suddenly it doesn't appear to be as great a deal given there is no support and nothing is bundled with it.
>I think Sun is about to get very serious at price-cutting now that they know that the market is OK with Opterons.


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