Any sign of supply chain returning to normal?

NetEquity Sales sales at
Thu May 19 14:07:04 UTC 2022

As someone who works within the "secondary market" for networking hardware,
there is a ton of demand spilling over into the "pre-owned/vendor
refurbished" market.

Market prices on pre-owned equipment are rapidly increasing in step with
increased demand and dwindling supply.

Market prices on 1G - 10G switching products, wireless infrastructure
devices, etc have been rising precipitously. Even semi "legacy" stuff going
back 2-3 generations (EOL/EOS) from current gen have doubled, tripled, even
quadrupled in price.

I've been involved in the hardware business for 20 years and the current
market landscape is unprecedented.

Cory J. Andrews
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On Thu, May 19, 2022, 9:48 AM Josh Luthman <josh at>

> I'd bet it's cheaper and easier to quantify new hardware than software.
> Labor was super expensive and now it is ready to implode.
> On Thu, May 19, 2022 at 9:27 AM Dave Taht <dave.taht at> wrote:
>> As I've been saying for a while, instead of buying new kit, perhaps we
>> could spend some time on getting better software onto our older kit?
>> Getting stuff to multiplex better, be more reliable, last longer?
>> It isn't just me wanting to upgrade a billion+ routers with existing
>> crappy software to openwrt, is it?
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