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Re: LAb Equipment ... posted 03/21/2007
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Hi Shine,

How is the experience in buying from E-bay? Are you satisfied with the
condition of the equipment?

Would you be able to recommend them?

Regards,

Ananth


On 3/20/07, Shine <shinepjoseph@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> My lab consists of 8 x 3640(32MB/128MB), 3x262x, Frame relay switch,
> Access
> server 2x 3550 and spent less than 8K (Australian). I purchased everything
> from eBay as peace meal. And it took about 3 months to purchase all of
> them.
> If you are the US, it would be cheaper and fast to acquire all of them. It
> was hard for me do the eBay from Sydney because of un availability of the
> equipment locally.
>
> Hope this helps.
> Regards,
> Shine
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Narbik Kocharians" <narbikk@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <thomas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: <ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 2:48 AM
> Subject: Re: LAb Equipment ...
>
>
> >I would take the 10K deal.
> >
> > On 3/20/07, thomas@xxxxxxxxxxxx <thomas@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>
> >> >I found a good deal in E-bay costing $10k which includes around 6 x
> >> >3640,
> >> 2 x
> >> >3560, 2x 3550, 1 x 26xx Access Server along with cables and ports.
> >> >
> >> >Is it a worthwhile investment?
> >>
> >> Looks overpriced to me. My lab cost me EUR 3400, and consists of two
> >> 2620,
> >> one 2611, two 2610, one 2610XM, one 2611XM, one 2511, one 2522, two
> 3550,
> >> two 2950, lots of serial WICs, and serial and Ethernet cables. The
> 2500s
> >> memory configurations are 16/16, the 2600 64/16, the 2600XM 128/32 (so
> >> these
> >> ones can run 12.4 advanced enterprise).
> >>
> >> However that takes time to look for good deals on routers, then order
> RAM
> >> and WICs, etc. On the other hand, I found it enjoyable to build my own
> >> rack!
> >>
> >> I initially bought it for the two-3550s lab version. When Cisco added
> the
> >> 3560s, I decided buying two wasn't worth the cost, and opted for two
> 2950
> >> (a
> >> C and a T) in order to be able to practice more L2 stuff. For the few
> >> 3560
> >> features my lab doesn't support (private VLANs, different QoS, etc.), I
> >> use
> >> 3750s at work.
> >>
> >> There's nothing I encountered in my first try last week that I hadn't
> >> been
> >> able to practice (I still failed with ~75 % of points, so close :(.
> >>
> >> -Thomas
> >>
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