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

  • From: Hannigan, Martin
  • Date: Fri Sep 16 19:26:55 2005

> > If need be I'll off shore it.
> >
> >  Matt
> >
> >
> Fine, you can build it and off-shore it, but I suspect that 
> is a case  
> of "if you build it they will not come".

Robbing points from each other at the deal desk has 0
value to all of us. It also has 0 operational value.
Ultimately, the smaller guys would suffer as a result
anyhow. The more points beaten down at the top, the more
pressure to not discount at the higher margins.



> I think that people have made it fairly clear that this is a bad  
> idea, but I don't think that anyone is going to stop you building it.
>   I am guessing that you will 1) get inflated prices because the  
> people who are getting the really good discounts are going to be the  
> ones with the most to lose personally and 2) lots of happy shiny  
> letters from vendor's lawyers asking you for logs. Whether or 
> not you  
> have logs is largely irrelevant, you will still get the letters. I  
> don't know about you, but I have better things to do than a:  
> unnecessarily antagonize the same people that you presumable want to  
> get a good discount from and b: collect subpoenas.
> Warren.
> --
> "Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire,  
> and he'll be warm for the rest of his life." -- Terry Pratchett

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