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Re: Calling all NANOG'ers - idea for national hardware price quote registry

  • From: Warren Kumari
  • Date: Fri Sep 16 17:54:52 2005


On Sep 16, 2005, at 2:12 PM, Matt Bazan wrote:

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu] On
Behalf Of Sean Figgins

Yes, it would be great, however it won't work.


Couple points. This is true typically in only the largest enterprise
quotes. For the vast majority of medium and small business quotes NDAs
are rarely used. And hey, if they are , that's why the process is
anonymous ;-) Besides, in today's crap economy, is a vendor really
going to come down on a client for violating an NDA and throw away $ $$$?
I personally don't have experience with this but I'm willing to bet that
most NDAs are more bark than bite.

You might want to be careful there... A friend of mine moved from Company A to Company B and told his new employer what discount he had been getting from Vendor C (suggesting that new employer could get a better discount) . Vendor C promptly sued him for breach of NDA. AFAIR, the case was settled, but Company B had some fairly high legal bills...

The range of discounts that different customers get is quite surprising and often seems to change mainly upon negotiation skills and not necessarily amount of equipment purchased.

Warren.

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