Hardware For Sale/Trade

Anybody got $300,000 I can borrow?

Inferno system on fleaBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Discreet-Inferno-6-2-on-SGI-Onyx350-for-Sale_W0QQitemZ9709086181QQcategoryZ4616QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Seriously now. I'm sure that this system cost close to that amount when new, but can it possibly be worth anywhere near this much years later? I've got a buddy who just did an entire movie on a Macintosh with a 2TB firewire array, and the whole setup probably cost less than 7 grand.

Any guesses as to a fair price for this Inferno?
How on earth is this dude planning on selling something that expensive with such a lousy feedback rating...?
I bet he placed a comma wrong :lol:
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Alver wrote: I bet he placed a comma wrong :lol:


Hmm, smells more like a scam to me anyway. For such a sale, why so little info? Why
no hinv? Why no swmgr output? Screenshots? And in the US expecially, would Discreet
regard the lics as transferable?

I know there have been some fake high-spec SGI auctions in recent months. Probably
just another one.

Ian.
Just forget it......... :lol:
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Its not going to sell anyway - who cares :wink:
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kshuff wrote: Its not going to sell anyway - who cares :wink:

When I saw the topic title I thought that ajerimez had a deal to buy the company :-)
hamei wrote:
kshuff wrote: Its not going to sell anyway - who cares :wink:

When I saw the topic title I thought that ajerimez had a deal to buy the company :-)


You probably could for that amount of money :wink:
-ks

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kshuff wrote:
hamei wrote:
kshuff wrote: Its not going to sell anyway - who cares :wink:

When I saw the topic title I thought that ajerimez had a deal to buy the company :-)


You probably could for that amount of money :wink:


A check of Yahoo Finance Key Statistics for SGI reveals that their net assets (assets minus debt) are negative $228 million. This company owes hundreds of millions more to creditors than it's got in plant, equipment and cash. In addition, it's losing tens of millions annually and has no effective turnaround plan.

$300,000 for SGI? WAY overpriced! :)

Seriously though, SGI has a market cap of $114 million. If we can scrounge up that amount we can buy the company and raid the supply room.
ajerimez wrote: $300,000 for SGI? WAY overpriced! :)

Seriously though, SGI has a market cap of $114 million. If we can scrounge up that amount we can buy the company and raid the supply room.


Well, creditors would be the first to scavenge the wharehouses. When they're done, we'd still owe them, and they would go after OUR hardware!
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ajerimez wrote: Seriously now. I'm sure that this system cost close to that amount when new, but can it possibly be worth anywhere near this much years later?


Years later? Hardly, the current version of Inferno is 6.5 and that is 6.2, it's like a year old. That's a damn good price.
zahal wrote: Well, creditors would be the first to scavenge the wharehouses. When they're done, we'd still owe them, and they would go after OUR hardware!


Never!! I'll burry them in the back yard first :D
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anyone checked out the seller's store? a single item and what's up with the titties pic?
is that inferno coming straight from the porn industry or what? you know, creamy-colored particles at 4k rez. and i don't want to know what they used the tracker for. :twisted:
GIJoe wrote: anyone checked out the seller's store? a single item and what's up with the titties pic?
is that inferno coming straight from the porn industry or what? you know, creamy-colored particles at 4k rez. and i don't want to know what they used the tracker for. :twisted:


LOL, porn probably did as much for end-user technology as the Apollo program did for aeronautics.

I remember being very young, and visiting someones place that had one of those huge Beta decks with the turret tuner on the front. This was pretty much before video rentals started to take off, and wondered why they only had about 5 movies in their 'library' including one called 'Cleaning tape', after all even as a young'un it just seemed if you were going to spend a bazillion dollars on a VCR, buying a bunch of movies was a must. But apparently, I actually was right....
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