[nog] Second hand gear from eBay

Marian Marinov mm at 1h.com
Fri Nov 28 20:51:42 EET 2014

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On 11/28/2014 03:17 AM, Boyan Kurtev wrote:
> Hi Marian,
> My experience with used/refurbished network gear from eBay & Amazon is positive as well. Is it a good or bad idea ?
> Well...it depends ! If you are looking for networking equipment for study/training - there is no better/cheaper
> alternative. But if you are looking for equipment for your production/business critical environment - then my
> simple answer is NO. I always purchase new equipment ( or use existing spare ) for new sites, and always with 
> vendor support ( SmartNet in my case )
> There are a lot more factors than just the price of your your network gear. If you or the management is ready to
> accept the risk of network downtime, that's OK - you can use whatever equipment you like. It's your network after
> all.
> Another economical alternative is to have hot/cold spare in your office ( if you don't have support contract ) and
> simply replace faulty device.
> By the way are the switches you bought Dell PowerConnect ?

No I try to stay away from Dell because I had issues with them in two different DataCenters in the US.

I'm happy user of 3com/HP :)

But I bought also one switch from Extreme networks, just out of curiosity :) I wanted to see their interface.


> Regards, Boyan
> 2014-11-28 10:29 GMT+10:00 Marian Marinov <mm at 1h.com <mailto:mm at 1h.com>>:
> Hi guys, I'm curious, what is your opinion about buying second hand network gear from eBay?
> My experience so far is excellent. I bought 3 48port 1Gbit/s switches for under 200$ each in very good condition. I
> have the same ones in my racks and they were more then 1000euro when I bought them as new.
> What type of network equipment would you buy second hand?
> Marian
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