I'll soon have an Apple Xserve for sale. I'm trying to figure out how to sell it -- eBay has few auctions and I can't seem to find IT oriented sites. (Update on 1/6/2004: Apple just announced dual G5 2.0 GHz Xserve models for $4,000, so I'm guessing my unit has dropped in price in the used market way way down....your best offer?)The unit I have has:
- dual 1.33 GHz G4 processors
- 2 GB RAM
- two 60 GB hard drives
- unlimited user Mac OS X Server (Panther)
It not only has Panther Server (Mac OS X Server 10.3) installed, but I also own a 36-month software maintenance agreement, which costs $1,000, purchased in Oct. 2003. That means that the owner of the Xserve is entitled to free regular software updates, including any new system release, until Sept. 2006. So how do I sell this puppy? It's in perfect shape. I've realized that my architecture needs tend more towards speed than ease of use and am switching to vanilla Linux boxes. The Xserve is designed for users, not processes, given my particular needs. Retail, this would cost nearly $5,000 new (with the software maintenance agreement), and $2,000 of that is the software cost (unlimited license, software maintenance) that doesn't really decrease in value. Any offers? Any suggestions?