Where are you being told that IBM is not selling anything?
Read some of Mark Shearer's words here:
"In my first two and half years in System i, I got an awful lot of
from clients that they wanted to pay for what they use, that they wanted
to improve the price-to-value ratio . . . and we relaunched our entire
entry-level product line back in April -- that ultimately drove more than
percent volume growth last year in System i."