IBM System/36 5360 For Sale - Alabama
alan at alanlee.org
alan at alanlee.org
Tue Jul 7 14:13:31 CDT 2020
I had a lengthy email exchange with Aaron at Almost Anything back in
December over the machine. They (Almost Anything) had a 5251 terminal
listed on eBay for $699 for a very long time. I originally inquired to
see if he had the keyboard for it. He forwarded me a sold eBay link to
it for something like $1800. I tried to explain to him that the
terminal is pretty much worthless without the keyboard. He wouldn't
budge on price.
He let me know then that the S/36 was soon to be available. But from
our previous context I figured it would be at an insane price point. He
did say the previous owner was actively using it in a small business
capacity the day before they picked the unit up. It originally had 4
terminals with keyboards. But they've all been separated/sold since
except for the one he's providing with the console terminal.
He's clearly fishing for a market price. But the starting bait price
will influence his value perception.
If anyone is seriously interested in it, I do live in Atlanta - about 75
minutes from Opelika, AL. I could be talked into going down and talking
a look/photos of it before you buy. I have a soft spot for IBM Midrange
and some deep pockets
On 2020-07-07 11:47, Liam Proven via cctech wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Jul 2020 at 04:08, STAN IRWIN via cctalk
> <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> I recently found an IBM System/36 5360 for sale, with 5251 Terminal
>> and Keyboard. System is supposed to be in good running condition,
>> taken out of service in September 2019, single owner. Asking price
>> seems to be about 10k (!).
>> Anyone interested should go to this link:
>> Vintage 1979 IBM 5251 Beam Spring Mechanical Keyboard 7361073 System
>> 36 34 | Almost Anything
> That is not a link, and I don't know about anyone else, but I had
> never heard of "Almost anything" before.
> The items are in Alabama, in the USA.
> This seems to be the keyboard:
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