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Last Change: 20/Jul/2017

Please feel free to read feedback comments I've had from those who've bought systems and parts from me in the past.
NOTE: I can provide hardware support and parts/spares for STOLL SIRIX systems!

LATEST: Please help with my charity PC build! 8)

Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, and a long time private collector of SGI systems and parts since 1997, I specialise in supplying parts, spares and upgrades to help keep ageing SGIs going even in this modern PC era, especially important given the number of medical institutions that still use SGIs for controlling medical scanners, and other companies such as textile manufacturers which still use SGI-based Stoll/SIRIX systems for running knitting machines (some of the Harry Potter merchandise in the UK is produced using an Indy!). I can also supply complete systems that are properly setup with full OS installations, including lots of extras and custom online information (ie. items that are not part of a default installation) so that a user can use the system straight away (this is mainly aimed at hobbyists of course). SGI UK gave me permission many years ago to help out any non-profit or academic place with this sort of thing. For more experienced users, I can configure a system as much as I am able prior to shipping, eg. installed software, system name, IP address, gateway, user accounts, etc. I was an SGI sysadmin from 1995 to 2004 (Heriot Watt University, University of Central Lancashire, and the University of Salford NICVE), so I have considerable experience in system configuration, etc.; my UNIX Administration Course is taught at various institutions around the world (or at least it used to be, perhaps a bit dated by now). Indeed, aside from SGI itself, my SGI site was the main information reference for the Athens Olympics (lots of SGIs were used for the televised broadcasts and on-air overlay effects). There was a time I thought I could maybe become a proper dealer like Cordnet or 3D System Sales, but family matters mean that's never going to happen now, so I'm just selling off my collection as time goes by, or in some cases I just give stuff away (keep an eye on the Nekochan forums for any such posts).

For shipping cost details, please see the Shipping Costs page, or email/call if preferred.

Payment for requested items must be made in advance and can be made by bank transfer or direct payin, cheque, PayPal, bank draft, Western Union, pppay.com, Google Checkout or even cash if sent by a proper insured mail service. My PayPal ID is mapesdhs@yahoo.com - note that if paying by PayPal, then please add 0.5 UKP + 5% (rounded up) to cover the PayPal fees (foreign currency payments should then use the higher rate shown on the PayPal currency converter, rounded up to the nearest 0.5 currency unit, though it's best to send UKP directly if possible). In certain cases a cross-border fee also applies. For pppay.com, add 1 UKP to cover the receiving fee.

All systems come with some degree of warranty, depending on system type and value, usually 30 days. See the individual system pages for details. Although I'm not an official company, I'll never leave someone in the lurch if something they've bought from my collection has gone wrong.

I only ever sell systems that have been fully cleaned inside and out, and in as good a condition as possible, though discounts are available if cosmetic condition is not important and thus a case with some scratches is ok. Though for hobbyists I have a habit of sending them something better than they're expecting anyway. :D

Personal collections are welcome; I live in Edinburgh, Scotland. If you're close enough, a personal collection is obviously best since I can demonstrate an item first, it can save on shipping costs and of course it means one doesn't have to worry about courier issues. If you're too far away though, that's no problem; I have considerable experience with shipping all over the world. And nobody packs boxes as well as I do; see my feedback page for typical comments from those who've bought things from me in the past, plus a description of how I pack items for posting, eg. how I sent an Indigo2 and two 17" monitors to Uruguay.

Every system I sell always has a very good OS installation (I have many years' experience of installing IRIX), with as much useful extra software as possible, or if preferred I can do just a minimal install, eg. for company use. For full details, see the disk installations section of the Services page.

Any system valued more than 100 UKP includes a copy of my 'SGI Gifts' CD, which contains lots of extra software items for SGI IRIX systems, as well as numerous useful scripts, example aliases, video driver files and other resources. Such systems running IRIX 6.2 also come the May 2001 Freeware on CDR, while 6.5.x systems come with my custom split of the Nekoware. Note that if required I can also supply these CDs seperately (see the IRIX CDs page for details).


Available sections here include Indigo, Indy, Indigo2, O2, Octane/Octane2, Origin, Fuel, Onyx and Challenge systems for sale and related parts, plus monitors, cables, SCSI items, keyboards, mice, IRIX CDs and other miscellaneous items.

If you're interested in anything, please contact me. Feel free to email or call (see contact page for details); if you live in the UK and can be reached via a normal landline number, then I can phone you back to save you any call costs.

Cheers! :)

Ian.

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