03-04-2018 12:06 PM
Is there a place where we can sell an FPGA development board. A while ago we bought a VCU110 development board but it turned out not to be the right solution for our needs and we eventually ended up instead getting a different set of board. So now we have this $15000 board sitting with us as dead weight. Hence the question if there is a place / forum where it is possible to sell such a board.
Note: I am not positive if it is the right forum to ask this question so please let me know if this is not the appropriate place for this.
03-05-2018 01:57 AM
There's no buy & sell section on the Xilinx forums. Probably too much risk and too much work for no real benefit (after all, Xilinx would prefer that people bought new FPGA boards rather than second-hand ones).
You could talk to your local Xilinx FAE and/or training provider. They're probably well-aquainted with the local Xilinx users and might know of someone who's looking for a board.
03-05-2018 09:04 AM
03-08-2018 02:04 AM
Perhaps FAEs are the wrong group. Our local FAE combines consulting FPGA development, XIlinx training, and Xilinx sales. While we've never tried to sell a board through them, I suspect that they'd be pretty happy to at least tell us if any customer was after such a thing - after all, if the buyer saves maybe $5000 on the board compared to having a brand new one shipped from the USA, that's $5000 more they can pay for consulting development and training services. These are likely to be very profitable, whereas the hardware sales tend not to be (have to compete with Avnet, Digikey, etc).
03-12-2018 03:15 AM - edited 03-12-2018 03:17 AM
Depending on your region, try out ebay.
The Android app Shpock is also popular these days.
Else there are other tech. forums where you can advertise on a regular basis.
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03-12-2018 02:30 PM
Thanks guys for the suggestions. All great pointers!
Will follow these and hopefully we can get this off our hands to someone who needs it and in the process both parties could benefit.