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'elp. What do I do with this?

I've bought one of these

Server Rack
Now this is from New Zealand's equivalent of eBay -- TradeMe - and I was working under the mistaken belief that someone, someone would overbid my paltry NZ$5 bid.  Well someone was absent.

I'll pick it up in the next few days.  It's only a couple of miles down the road.

But what do I do with it?  I can retry selling it in a week or two.   Or turn it into a storage compartment of some type out in the garage.  (Doesn't appear to come with shelves but I'll check).

Any more ideas?
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8/22/2022 - Mon

Put it back on TradeMe for $9 reserve, buyer to collect.

Buy a coffee with the profit (unless you're in Auckland, in which case put it towards a coffee).

You could book and put it out for inorganic collection but it might be over the one cubic metre limit!

Dr. Klahn

Considering what server racks cost new, there should not be an issue turning it around for more than you paid for it.

Or take up audio / video production.  Everything goes into 19" racks.

Actually, if you're in the 'right' part of Auckland, put it out on the berm, with a note saying:


Server rack as discussed - sorry I couldn't be here to see you.

Thanks for the $500.

Hope it fits!


It'll be gone in less than an hour.


Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.

I am in the right part of Auckland for that to happen ...  Firewood disappears fairly quickly.

And as for the price of coffee in Auckland (or the rest of New Zealand), if the shop sells latte, frothy, capuccino or something else unpronounceable and indistinguishable from the rest, they generally want lots and lots of money.  Whatever happened to a teaspoon of instant and "Do you want sugar with that?"

When the next big crash comes you'll be able to buy coffee shops for cents in the dollar ...

Nice van, cut holes in the sides and use it as a camper.
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Dr. Klahn

It'll make a good fish or venison smoker, assuming that you also have the sides for it.  Otherwise some 1/4" plywood will close up the sides nicely.

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Alas, no sides.

But now I'm hungry.

Well, I got this server rack home and discovered it had a bent top beam.  Explains why it ended up in the money lender's store.  Still functional but would have made selling a little awkward.  Might be able to do some straightening with G-clamps if I wish to go that way.  So it has gone into the garage and will be a storage unit of some type.  

Because no shelves came with it I've got to make them up.  10mm bar rod and wooden slats should do it and I'm not intending to put heavy weights on the shelves.  Damaged one of the doors in putting it into place because the only person doing all of the grunting and moving was me.  I could straighten the door up but it's in my very very un-urgent list of things that might get done one day.