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how to distinguish genuine cisco products to imitation

hi people? I want to buy a cisco switch from a reseller. how do I know if it's original just by looking at it?

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Hey barnabas11,Look for the

Hey barnabas11,

Look for the serial number and go to

https://cway.cisco.com/sncheck/

and enter the serial number.  This will give you the product ID and if it's covered under warranty(contract # and expiration date of warranty). 

 

If you go to a Cisco partner, you should not have any problems.  At least I would hope not. 

 

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Good article!  I had not ran

Good article!  I had not ran into this before. 

Learn something new everyday. 

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Best way to avoid any

Best way to avoid any counterfeit product is to request support contract along with it or just ask for the product serial number in advance to buy a support contract for the same, Any Cisco partner should be able to tell you the status of product by serial number.

I always ask for product serial numbers in advance and buy from my trusted cisco partners only.

Regards,
Pawan Sharma
https://itgears.io
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