[rescue] AS/400e resale value?

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Wed May 2 10:33:11 CDT 2007

Kevin R. Marshall wrote:
> They're trying to get a couple of grand out of it for resale. 
> I've told them that i doubt they will get that much, but that i
> would check around.  

Very doubtful.  If they're very lucky and they find a willing dealer, 
they may get half that much.  They'd be much more likely to get trade-in 
value than hard cash.

> I'd love to take it home and give it a shot, but i'll likely be
> moving out of the country soon and the last thing i need is
> another computer that i need a forklift to move.  Besides, i've
> got two smaller AS/400s (CISC i believe) already at home that
> i've never put together and booted up.  I don't know much about
> OS/400 nor the hardware, only the basic concepts of LPAR and so
> on.

The CISC AS/400s are a bit of a pain, since the community is so small.

> If i thought i could sell the parts, i'd buy it for a grand or so
> and part it out, but the market doesn't look full of buyers and
> i don't want to sit on parts for a year, so i'll leave it as
> their problem.

Sounds like a plan.

Peace...  Sridhar

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