Sometimes a machine is used in a very specific setup that still runs critical legacy applications / CAD / CAM. In that case a company will gladly pay to avoid disruption.
Sometimes certain collectors do not care about the price and just buy it.
It is those people the sellers are waiting for. It is like fishing and waiting for someone to bite (usually never: but sometimes yes).
I had a chat with this guy who sold me my GF4, and he explained that he had buyers from the US, who wanted to buy old parts.
The reason was, that they needed the exact specified parts for a CT-Scanner, because it was a really expensive machine, that was approved for medical use with those specific parts. Well... He sold the parts cheap, yet the shipping ended up costing the buyer 5 times more than the part.
So yes... Parts can be expensive, especially if they can be used in something like a CT-Scanner that needs original and specific parts in order to be used at all. Or the parts can be cheap, and you will end up paying extremely large sum's, for private express shipping, and A LOT OF packaging material. When needing those parts halfway across the globe in less than 24 hours.
Personally. I am really glad that I don't have to find those parts for the health sector, when the expensive machine break's.
And if someone want to make good money, they really need to know what GFX-Cards, Mobo's and HDD's that are used in those type of machines. Not just in the healt sector. Just everywhere, all those expensive mission-chritical machines are deployed.
Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....
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