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 user 2005-02-28 at 10:22:00 am Views: 61
  • #10575

    February, 2005  Editorial

    So, IBM exits the PC business, and HP seems to
    be choking on its Compaq purchase.  I’m glad we didn’t hang our hats on the PC
    business! What equipment does big blue even manufacture anymore?

    mentioned in this space before, IBM has STILL has problems with delivery of its
    4247 family of printers.  I had expected an announcement by now with news of
    their new direction.  Their reliance on a single manufacturer hurt them before,
    and I believe it would be in their best interests to even acquire a company (Psi
    would be a great choice in my opinion).  If you still need IPDS ethernet matrix
    printers, consider our IBM 4224 and 4230 upgrades.  Even Genicom and Tally gear
    has dried up a bit on the used/refurb market.  TallyGenicom sells their own
    equipment as “factory refurbished”, and they do an excellent job, but their
    prices are a bit steep.

    I heard of a specific end user who, in an effort
    to maintain uniformity (here-here), displaced over 1500 IBM laser printers to
    replace with newer ones.  Seems like a mighty steep price to pay, and an
    enormous logistic puzzle with all those hundreds of locations, but the customer
    is always right!  Whoever lost that toner deal is probably crying right now.  I
    have yet to see them appear on the third party market yet, so there is still no
    impact other than anecdotal.

    Activity since the first of the year is
    generally up and we hope to sustain the increased traffic as we recover
    (collectively) from the recession we endured. Markets on many products have
    gotten tighter and many large packages that had come to market over the past
    several years have been reabsorbed.  By and large, net economic growth can put a
    strain on supplies.  We’re doing our very best to keep overhead down, but we
    cannot single handedly control the vast market.  In a mature industry such as
    ours it is incumbent on the major players to maintain a stable and predictable
    market in order to continuously supply the end-user base.  We are doing our

    We recently upgraded our “music on hold system”.  We’ve tried
    advertising and marketing in a myriad of ways over the past 25 years, so we’ll
    see if this gets any feedback.  Teresa Windsor has taken on some more
    responsibility in tackling production and management of our technical and refurb
    center in Clawson, MI.  We’ve all but stopped moving equipment in there until we
    can get it caught up, cleaned up, shaped up, and ready for a fresh start.  With
    all the junk and carcasses that have accumulated over the years, it will be
    refreshing to get it parted down and cleared out.  Meanwhile, our inventories at
    locations in Illinois, Dallas, Atlanta, and Michigan continue to make equipment
    available in a smooth and predictable fashion.

    For many years we have
    taken the initiative to help all callers resolve technical issues, regardless of
    where the equipment came from.  We feel that the good will generated by our
    helpfulness should pay off in the long run.  Please support our efforts to help
    you by sourcing your equipment though Argecy.

    Here’s the latest hots and
    Sweet spots:
    IBM 4000-id3/id4 Venerable printer with excellent Roll
    Systems attachment options (ID3: PAGE COUNT = 25,777,683 W/FEATURES: 4840, 9403,
    9410, 4404, 4540, 4481;  ID4: COUNT 25,933,478 W/FEATURES:
    IBM 2770-001 InfoPrint 70.  We have
    one of only a couple in the market now.
    IBM 4332-001 32ppm workhorse beats
    all comers for least cost per page. NEW IN BOX units available
    Also have some
    MICR 4332-004′s.
    IBM 6400-012, -015, Units sitting with most features.
    1352n and 1352 (4528-n01, 4528-001) over 250 pieces sitting NEW IN BOX below
    dealer cost.
    IBM 4322-001 These were a very hot commodity, but we have
    several and are dealing.
    We have a “plethora” of IBM 4230-102′s.  Most others
    are fairly tight
    Lexmark 2480 – fast and durable desktop narrow carriage
    impact printer
    Lexmark Optra E 4026-070 cute 8ppm desktop laser
    Optra E310 – more just in
    Lexmark Optra M410 – more just in
    Lexmark Optra
    S1250, 1255, 1855’s – lots and lots sitting (most with ethernet).
    Optra S1625 16ppm laser at a great value, Huge quantity of units sitting
    Lexmark Optra S2455 — 24ppm laser, over 80 pieces sitting. Bring your
    Lexmark Optra Se3455 – 34 pages per minute and cheap-to-keep
    Lexmark T612′s — over 200 units in stock now. Ask about ethernet
    Lexmark T614′s — lots o’ machines
    Lexmark T522′s – over 350
    pieces in stock now.
    Lexmark T620 and T620n’s – 23 in stock now.
    T630′s — over 150 units in stock now! Ask about ethernet upgrades.
    Optra W810 – 35ppm and 11×17 in a very solid printer. Bring your
    Lexmark Ethernet print servers (over 100)… less than $50
    Lexmark 4227plus – fast ASCII impact printer
    More trays and drawers
    for above lasers than I care to admit….

    upgrades for IBM and Lexmark machines (we have a few)
    Lexmark Optra T622 – we
    have one left
    Lexmark Optra T616′s
    IBM 1100 series (1120, 1125, 1130,
    1140).  We have a few of each
    IBM 1145 (45xx series) – We have one
    1312 – none :(
    IBM 4247-003 – We have less than 5
    IBM 4247-V03 – None :(
    IBM 4230 twinax and coax.
    IBM 4232-302 – three left….(but supposed to
    have 14 more showing up any time now…)
    IBM 4224-1e3 twinax –

    Check out http:www.argecy.com/Specials.html

    David T.

    Argecy Computer Corporation

    27280 Haggerty Road

    Farmington Hills, MI 48331

    248-324-1800 x122