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Hi there. New guy here who is mostly a telecomm guy (started in 1979 with a local RBOC, and have worked on E6 repeaters, 24V4's, 829 CU's, and have a pretty good handle on datat both analog and digital, and finished up in a HICAP/OC NOC giving access to the network at Verizon.

Anyway, in an on-line contest I won a Application Accelerator card from LSI (NYTRO MegaRAID NMR-8120-4i). I am currently working as a cell site back-haul tech, and have no need to build the type of huge server this card would work in. I am looking for a place to sell it, and eBay didn't work (relisted twice).

Any ideas where I could unload this thing?
post #2 of 6
That's a pretty high-end piece of hardware, no wonder you are having trouble getting rid of it. You'll normally need a lot of perfect feedback and a price significantly below MSRP to unload something like that on Ebay. Might be able to try Amazon, or just keep your ear out for those who could make use of it and offer it to them directly.

All else fails, just slap it in your home system and have a large incredibly fast SSD to play with...
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Yeah.... anyone looking for that type of product would prefer to buy new from their vendors. It's such a specialty market.
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I've been buying and selling on eBay almost since they started, and still have 100% perfection, so I know that's not holding me back. Is there another venue other than Amazon where I could try, do you think? Just wondering if any of the fine people on here have worked in procurement and have any other ideas.
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That thing is nice!

Yeah, not many home users will be able to afford one of those, although I'd love to have one myself (800GB onboard eMLC flash? Yes please!). You said you won it, so the easiest way to unload it is to seriously undercut the value on eBay. That's about the only way you'll sell it on eBay.

As previously said, that type of hardware is for high-end servers which either require mass amounts of I/O, or at the head-end of some custom storage setup. The people who buy that kind of card will typically buy from through their normal channels such as vendors like CDW, or from an OEM (i.e., Dell, HP, or IBM) along with the system they are buying.

Me personally, I'd probably put it on eBay with a long list time and a buy it now pretty cheap (like $4,500 or so).
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Thanks, guys, for the insight. I really appreciate it.
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