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Where to get Old Enterprise Gear

#1

Hello!
I am looking into building my home lab and network and need some advice on finding old enterprise gear. I’m looking for at least one switch, a couple of generic servers, and a 20ish 3.5" disk JBOD host, and a rack to put it all in. After doing some searching on eBay and Amazon, it looks like I can get everything except the JBOD host for $1,400ish US. But that JBOD is going to be a few thousand on its own…
Any advice on where to find gear for a more reasonable price? I’m in the Columbus OH area if that helps. (Apologies if I am in the wrong thread for such a thing.)

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#2

https://www.google.com/maps/search/columbus+ohio+e+waste/@39.9347244,-83.0402237,13z/data=!3m1!4b1

https://southeasterndata.com/

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#3

https://orangecomputers.com - Where I got my Dell R710. They’re prices are pretty decent

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#4

Craigslist. A company for which a friend of mine works for moved everything to aws and they have sold all servers on craigslist.

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#5

Feel like a day trip to save some shipping?

https://msusurplusstore.com/catalog/computers/servers/

there’s a 60 bay rack mount unit from EMC on there real cheap

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