Anyone Naughty on Your List…

by Administrator on December 20, 2007

EBay has the answer.  An EMC Centera, decommissioned after only 14 months of use (I wonder why) and price reduced from $260K to just $32K (about 88%) or best offer.  (You could probably pick it up for the price of scrap metal.)

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Administrator December 21, 2007 at 1:02 pm

Received via email:

I saw your blog regarding the Centera on ebay, which prompted me to do a search. The same company now has two listed, one decomissioned after only a few months and the other was never depoyed at all and is still in the box.

woofpack4life January 10, 2008 at 9:42 pm

Interesting that you imply that this Centera was being sold by a company that didn’t like the product. Seems a bit disingenuous. This Centera is being offered by a company called The Hardware Exchange. They’re resellers of previously owned IT resources and obtain their inventory from banks, leasing organizations, etc.. When someone goes out of business, they purchase and resell the IT equipment. They also have listings for StorageTek, Dell, HP, etc. Looking further at other eBay listings, you can find a wide range of IT equipment. In fact, if you do a search on eBay for any storage company’s products, you’ll get quite a few hits. A quick search on Network Appliance yielded 81 hits.

Administrator January 11, 2008 at 9:19 am

I saw an almost identical post to this one elsewhere, woofpack4life. Sure, there are many reasons why someone would sell used equipment (or unused), but it struck me as amusing in my wicked soul. I guess you feel like I should have picked on NetApp instead. Okay, I will. Except NetApp gear cannot, under current software licenses, be sold on eBay because the licenses are non-transferable — you are legally not able to plug it in to a network. Transferable license products are available, usually once the property of a leasing company, through guys like Mike Linett at Zerowait. Mike recertifies the product and provides his own warranties.

Thanks for writing.

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