Why does Cisco essentially block the used market?



  • We will be getting ride of some Cisco's and replacing them with Palo Alto's. Yet it looks like in this highly expensive routers there will be no legal way to resell them with software. The EULA states that software is tied to both the owner and the Device.



  • Because by lowering the value of used gear they keep companies from buying their gear cheap and make it far less attractive for companies to move to the competition.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    Because by lowering the value of used gear they keep companies from buying their gear cheap and make it far less attractive for companies to move to the competition.

    why, because of the trade in value? or they think companies won't move away from them because they can't make up any money from selling the used gear? Does that really work?



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  • @Dashrender said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    Because by lowering the value of used gear they keep companies from buying their gear cheap and make it far less attractive for companies to move to the competition.

    why, because of the trade in value? or they think companies won't move away from them because they can't make up any money from selling the used gear? Does that really work?

    Both, and yes. Cisco makes a fortune by pulling these stunts. What's shocking is that people just keep buying them!



  • When is the last time that you heard someone say "Hey wait, Cisco gear is low up front value, bad ROI, bad resell value, overly expensive to maintain.... maybe we should get something better for cheaper!" Almost never, right? So, until that changes, this works really well for Cisco.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    When is the last time that you heard someone say "Hey wait, Cisco gear is low up front value, bad ROI, bad resell value, overly expensive to maintain.... maybe we should get something better for cheaper!" Almost never, right? So, until that changes, this works really well for Cisco.

    "No one ever got fired for buying Cisco" I think is how the saying goes... doesn't make it right.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    When is the last time that you heard someone say "Hey wait, Cisco gear is low up front value, bad ROI, bad resell value, overly expensive to maintain.... maybe we should get something better for cheaper!" Almost never, right? So, until that changes, this works really well for Cisco.

    This is exactly how I explain Cisco. I'm glad my bosses agree...


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    9 quotes with suggested hardware, ALL of them Cisco kit. So depressing.



  • @Breffni-Potter said:

    9 quotes with suggested hardware, ALL of them Cisco kit. So depressing.

    I got to play with some Extreme Networks kit not too long ago. I really liked the hardware and interface. Surprised that more companies aren't looking to resell it.



  • We use a lot of Cisco here, I don't care for their routers but I like their switches. The routers are going by bye because we are dropping standard internet connections and getting Ethernet (fiber) from every location in to a colo datacenter and then putting some virtual Palo Alto Router/Firewalls there.


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