IBM System/36 5360 For Sale - Alabama

alan at alan at
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

-Alan H.

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> 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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