EDITORIAL FROM AN I.B.M. DEALER
EDITORIAL FROM AN I.B.M. DEALER
2005-02-28 at 10:22:00 am #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
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
IBM 6400-012, -015, Units sitting with most features.
1352n and 1352 (4528-n01, 4528-001) over 250 pieces sitting NEW IN BOX below
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
Lexmark Optra E 4026-070 cute 8ppm desktop laser
Optra E310 – more just in
Lexmark Optra M410 – more just in
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 –
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