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IBM To Sell Computer Workstations Through The Mail

September 2, 1992

NEW YORK (AP) _ IBM on Wednesday announced it will sell its computer workstations for the first time by mail through a toll-free number.

Workstations are high-powered computers favored by scientists and engineers, though increasingly they are finding wider uses.

IBM spokeswoman Judy Radlinsky said the company doesn’t expect to sell many complete computer systems through the new phone line. Instead, it believes the line will be used mainly by existing customers to order accessories and parts, such as additional memory boards for their workstations.

IBM’s workstations, called the RS-6000 line, are priced from about $7,000 for the entry-level version to more than $100,000 for the top model.

Earlier this year, IBM began selling personal computers through a toll-free number for the first time.

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