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Used Symoblics hardware
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 89 12:44 EDT
From: Henry at AI.AI.MIT.EDU (Henry Lieberman)
Re: Used Symoblics hardware
There are many used Symbolics machines on the
market right now at cheap prices. I was all set to
buy some. I called a Symbolics salesman inquiring about
upgrades and maintenance and he told me:
* There was a "strictly enforced" $10,000 "software license
transfer fee" between the old owner and the new.
* Maintenance on a 3640 is about $7,000/year [you could
think of this as one Mac II a year] versus $1,200 for
making the used machine deals not attractive anymore.
What losers! I wanted to get a 3640 to use as a PC. Guess
I'll just buy an MS-DOS machine.