>> > Last I checked, ebay has U60's with 1gig of ram and single cpus for
>> > $400 to $500.
>> About 10 days ago 2 U-60s with dual 360/512MB/dual 9.1GB failed to sell at
>> $200 ea. The additional 512MB sells for $60-100. I just bought 512MB of
>> 501-3136 memory for $68.
> Figures. I paid $450 for mine just a year ago.
Yeah. Isn't that the figure the bean counters use for "fast depreciation"
of computer gear? 50%/year? The tax guys wouldn't give it to you if it
weren't AT LEAST that much. Another reason I recommend people buy exactly
what they need exactly when they need it. No appreciable shelf life. You
have to be extracting value out of it all day, every day. Then you
can't complain. If it has been making/saving money, it paid for itself?!?
p.s. It's been only a few years ago that I actually paid about $3K for a
quad Ross Sparc-20. I suppose I should be ashamed to admit it? Still, I
purchased it for a specific purpose, and it served that purpose adequately.