Maximizing value selling a working 11/34

Rod Smallwood rodsmallwood52 at
Tue Dec 8 10:02:00 CST 2015

Hi Noel
               Being in the UK the morality or otherwise is not for me 
to comment.
I have an 11/34A awaiting restoration. So I would not have a vested 
interest in its
market value. What I can't work out is why there's such an old system 
still in working order.

     1.  What the heck is it doing?

     2. Anybody who knew how to keep such a thing running would be aware 
of its value.

     3. Terminals, Printers?

     4.  I can't see any form of sale raising salary type money.

     5.  If its been running for any extended period then anything
           mechanical will be worn out with little hope of repair.

     6. Moving it would probably render it inoperative.

     7.  Sad if its to help people but  who would want to take a risk
          on it whole in parts?


On 08/12/2015 14:09, 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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