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OT: Vendors Using NANOG for a Sales Channel

  • From: Scott Weeks
  • Date: Fri Oct 26 15:55:23 2007

--- [email protected] wrote:
From: David Ulevitch <[email protected]>

Often times when I get these (and it's pretty often) I just take their 
email address and add it to my list of people we send out RFQs to.  The 
worst thing that happens is that they come back with a good price, good 
service and boom, I've found a new vendor.

I would suggest that no one should buy from vendors who get email addresses from NANOG or other technical mailing lists.  It will only encourage them to do it more and ruin the value of the mailing list in question.  

You obviously haven't had the experiences that some have had with sales folks that use this method.  Some are like the little Chihuahua that won't quit trying to hump your leg.  No matter how many times you tell them you're not going to "do it" they keep trying.

However, the company in this case did redeem themselves and I respect a company like that.