How do I determine how Much?? my RS/6000 is worth?

How do I determine how Much?? my RS/6000 is worth?

Post by jurgyma » Thu, 29 Jul 1999 04:00:00



I have a couple used RS/6000s:

a 59h with 512 MB memory, 8GB hard drive, large floor server
case, power chip...a few years old.

a 530 with 128 MB memory, 4GB HD, Large floor server case,
Power Chip, 5ish years old

Considering selling, also, the accounting/auditors want to
know what they're worth...

HELP! HOW TO FIGURE OUT WORTH?

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How do I determine how Much?? my RS/6000 is worth?

Post by Darrell Frappi » Sat, 31 Jul 1999 04:00:00




Quote:>I have a couple used RS/6000s:

>Considering selling, also, the accounting/auditors want to
>know what they're worth...

>HELP! HOW TO FIGURE OUT WORTH?

One option to determine value would be to call or email some used
equipment vendors and ask them how much they'd offer you for your
boxes.  

Their offers should approximate wholesale value.  They'd resell at a
higher retail price.  Since they're in that business and should be
able to quote an offer on letter head paper, that should satisfy
auditors and accountants.

Both the boxes you list have enough memory and disk to be of 'some'
value.  Now a 320 with 16MB of memory would have essentially no value.



 
 
 

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verbose explanations isn't such a bad idea, but it will hardly make
the system usable by secretaries. It does nothing to prevent an
accidental "rm *" or hide the details of the filesystem from the user.
Secretaries will run Motif and shrink-wrapped applications in
which case they will probably never [want to] use Unix shells. And they
shouldn't need to.
 The big gain here will be made by IBM SEs who will now be able to
look up customers' complaints by the error number.

    I haven't heard about IBM shipping *anything* on a Powerstation
yet. You can buy SunOS 4.1 *today* which is B2 certified.
And AT&T is advertising System V/MLS which is B1
certified -- I don't know if it's shipping yet.
    If security is important to you, you sure don't want to go with
a measly C2 rated system.

      ---Jason
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