UNEDA is the United Network Equipment Dealer Association, a trade group that specializes in reselling aftermarket networking equipment. That's the Prez at right. Apparently Cisco is hell bent on getting rid of these 'gray marketers' - obviously, reselling used kit cuts into profits margins. Apparently You can make big money doing selling off your old network gear - one guy netted 300K selling just 10 used Cisco cards.
I'm going to look into this, but it seems like Cisco is voiding the warranty on any new stuff you purchase from them, if you either add aftermarket kit (Cisco or no), or another vendor's equipment to your network. Another hardware/eWaste cycle? We shall see.
Please feel free to contact me to talk more in-depth about UNEDA. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing back from you.
John Stafford, VP
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