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Cisco Follow Up

There is an excellent discussion about Cisco’s practice of locking out competition for optical modules at Lightreading. (Original post here)

The results of the poll Lightreading is running are shown below.

The Cisco Markup  
1. What do you think about Cisco’s practice of charging a huge markup on optical modules?
   It ought to be illegal
21%
   It’s OK in principle, but Cisco is overdoing it
40%
   Good for Cisco!
33%
   Don’t care
6%
2. If you were a Cisco investor, what would you think?
   Good for Cisco!
47%
   Worrying
45%
   Don’t care
8%
3. Would you use cheap clones of Cisco’s optical modules?
   Yes
66%
   No
34%
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  1. It’s not just the optical modules, but for as long as I can remember Cisco has charged an outrageously high markup on their memory.

    On top of that, they give you a really hard time with warranties and the like if you try to buy it 3rd party, even if it’s Kingston memory, their supplier!

    Posted by Dave Siegel | September 14, 2006, 12:10 PM