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"Gray" vs. "Secondary" Market for used I.T. Equipment: There is a difference!

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 09:16 -- Chad Mize

We’ve all heard of the black market where illegal or stolen items are sold in secret, but have you been warned about the gray market? You could be buying defective or sub-standard used Cisco equipment and never know it.

The Gray Market:

According to Cisco, the gray market is where unauthorized products are sold through unofficial distribution channels. Often the products are imported into that country for sale without Cisco’s consent or knowledge. Recently, the amount of counterfeit equipment has significantly increased.

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