For my home lab I currently have a DELL Poweredge R710. My close
friend Robby Zambito and I got it for around $200 on Ebay. I've
had past experience with purchasing servers on Ebay. I bought an
R710 in the past and ended up having to sell it for money, I got
that for a STEAL. That one was $180 with 48GB of RAM and the
same processors as my current one. The reason servers are so
cheap on Ebay are because they're used however most are still in
good condition. Perhaps companies needed newer hardware?