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RE: small alpha for auction ;)

> From: Uncle George [mailto:gatgul@voicenet.com]

> can someone tell me why ( or even if ) the original cost was over 1 
> million dollars?
> Rob B wrote:
> > http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2081503485
> >
> > hey - it's only AU$4K at the moment :)

You've got to remember we're talking Aussie dollars here at the time this
system was purchased the exchange rate was probably close to AUS$1.0 = US$0.50.
As a customer in 1999 we purchased a couple of well configured 8400s and some
storage and it cost considerably more than AUD$1 million.

Huw Davies
Compaq, part of the new HP
231 Normanby Road, South Melbourne, 3205

E-mail: Huw.Davies@hp.com

* Personal opinion only *

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