Maximizing value selling a working 11/34

Johnny Billquist bqt at
Tue Dec 8 09:30:52 CST 2015

On 2015-12-08 16:25, William Donzelli wrote:
> You should perhaps reread Noel's message - he is asking for someone
> that may or may not have any interest in the well being of the
> machine, but probably has a very strong interest in keeping their
> business afloat. There are at least a few people on this list that are
> experienced and qualified to help this guy out with some real,
> rubber-hits-the-road advice on how to help.
> Also, keep in mind that the membership of this list (especially the
> active members) is just a small fraction of the computer collector
> community.

Thanks. You just made an excellent argument why I should not be on this 
list. Bye.


> --
> Will
> On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 10:15 AM, Johnny Billquist <bqt at> wrote:
>> Why would anyone here want to contribute to such a question? The outcome is
>> unlike to be contributing anything here anyway.
>> (Or maybe I'm just naive in thinking that people who request assistance to
>> maximize their profits targeting the same crowd they ask for assistance from
>> (for free) is abusive.)
>>          Johnny
>> On 2015-12-08 15:09, Noel Chiappa wrote:
>>> So I know someone who has a working 11/34 (4 RLO2's and the 11/34 in an
>>> H960,
>>> running RSTS/E) they want to sell, and they want to know how to maximize
>>> the
>>> value - i.e. whether to sell it as a complete working system, or to part
>>> it
>>> out - and if the latter, how to break it up?
>>> (No discussion about the morality of parting it out, please; this is owned
>>> by
>>> a business, and they need the money to pay people's salaries.)
>>> So which direction would get the most money? My sense is that parting it
>>> to
>>> the maximal degree possible (e.g. sell each drive separately, sell the
>>> memory
>>> separately from the CPU, sell the feet separately from the H960, etc) is
>>> the way to get the most money, but I'm interested to hear what others
>>> think.
>>> Thanks for any insights!
>>>          Noel

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