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Arista unqualified SFP
I wouldn't be surprised to see GOV contracts in that list :) It's the new $10,000 toilet seat to fund black ops!
From: NANOG [nanog-bounces at nanog.org] on behalf of Eric Kuhnke [eric.kuhnke at gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:41 PM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: Arista unqualified SFP
Though it would be really interesting to see, if a company like Cisco or
Juniper ever suffered a major data leak, what number of customers really do
pay full list price for some stuff.
"Yeppers, twenty 1310nm LX 10Gb SFP+ for $4800 each, sounds good. Where do
we send the check?"
On Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 6:59 PM, Ricky Beam <jfbeam at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:05:30 -0400, Tim Jackson <jackson.tim at gmail.com>
>> "As I'm sure you know, Arista is not the only manufacturer that has made
>> this choice. Unlike our competition, we work to make our optics pricing
>> competitive, but we'll never be as low as the "Taiwan specials" that you
>> see floating around. I have another customer that was flashing white label
>> optics that just made the decision to start using Arista labeled optics
>> again because they were tired of bad quality."
> I can't count the number of times I've seen this BS from vendors. I'm not
> buying crap made in a shack out in a rain forest. I'm buying the same f'ing
> optics from the same f'ing people as the vendor. (Finisar, Infineon, etc.)
> The only difference between my $10 optic and their $300 optic is the value
> in an EEPROM and the logo on the label.
> (I know from experience, the numbers on the price sheet are inflated so
> sales can maintain the illusion of "deep customer discounts". As the saying
> goes, only an idiot pays list price.)