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Topic # 229047 5-Feb-2018 10:53
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Hello There,

 

So I've been doing some more cleaning (last time it was servers). Now I'm wondering what the price check on a second hand server rack is. 

 

It's in perfect condition, and I was thinking about selling it but not sure how much it would go for.

 

Here's some specs and I attached a few photos.

 

Model Company: APC

 

Model Number: AR2100BLK

 

With it are 4x APC Smart UPS 1500 (which require a service/battery replacement)

 

And a few switches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1951952 5-Feb-2018 12:10
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Well I picked mine up for $2 off trademe. Someone outbid me at $1.50 so I had to bid $2 to get it. The rack itself came with 2x PDUs and a number of trays and cut-off 24port patch frames and some cable management and cage nuts left in most of the U's.

 

The problem with full sized racks is you need a hard-core geek, who owns their own house (rather than renting), who has an understanding partner, and a dedicated room to store it in away from little ones and partner as the noise tends to be a little offputting, plus deep pockets to fund the electricity and equipment that is going to be put in the rack. That cuts down your target audience somewhat.

 

The re-sale value on Trademe varies from $1-$200. I would check expired listings where things have actually sold. But it also depends on which part of the country you live in as no one is realistically going to travel any great distance to come pick it up.

 

The UPSs are a similar problem. I would love a UPS for my rack which I haven't sorted out but if the batteries need replacement then the UPS itself is worthless as the price to replace the batteries will be a similar price to pick up a second hand one with working batteries. And the same reason for if it's local or not will dictate if you are able to sell it.

 

So depending on if you want to get rid of it now put it on Trademe for $1 and you may get a dollar or more. Otherwise $50-200 depending on how you feel and perhaps in 2-3 months someone might be interested.

 

You could also try contacting your local School as they may be interested, but with SNUP being for the most part complete they may not want second hand gear or be prepared to pay anything for it.

 

YMMV. But that is my experience as a cost conscious geek with understanding better half that accepted this was what I was going to do in our new house with my man cave.






 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1951955 5-Feb-2018 12:20
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What city is it located in?

 

 


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  Reply # 1951956 5-Feb-2018 12:21
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Where are you located?

 

If you're in Christchurch I may be able to take it off your hands :)

 

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  Reply # 1952006 5-Feb-2018 14:29
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Racks go for as little as $1 on Trademe, I paid $100 for my mint condition APC Netshelter a few years ago.

 

Google stalking looks like OP might be in Auckland.. Pity, because if he was in Welly I'd buy it just for the UPS's and the PDU's :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1952015 5-Feb-2018 14:43
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I've always given old server racks away just to get rid of them ! 


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  Reply # 1952126 5-Feb-2018 17:33
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If you're in Auckland, and just want it gone, I'd be interested.

 

You could put new batteries in the UPS before selling them, but I'm not sure if you'd get the money back on the sale, particularly if you use the official APC part numbers.


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  Reply # 1952196 5-Feb-2018 22:13
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Keen for the switches and patch ports for our non-profit school if they’re not wanted by the above two posters?

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  Reply # 1952197 5-Feb-2018 22:23
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BarTender:

 

YMMV. But that is my experience as a cost conscious geek with understanding better half that accepted this was what I was going to do in our new house with my man cave.

 

 

damn. i should have come shoved something in there while i was down there!

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1952790 7-Feb-2018 09:00
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BarTender:

 

YMMV. But that is my experience as a cost conscious geek with understanding better half that accepted this was what I was going to do in our new house with my man cave.

 

 

damn. i should have come shoved something in there while i was down there!

 

 

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  Reply # 1952791 7-Feb-2018 09:13
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I'd be keen on the cat5e patch panel if it's still available and the above posters don't want it.




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