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Cisco is warning customers that the base price of its hardware is scheduled to jump from the start of next month amid the "ongoing industry-wide global supply chain challenges" – and sources have told The Reg the rise will be 7 per cent. This likely won't go down well with customers – nobody wants to pay more for routers and …

  1. sanmigueelbeer

    Pull the other leg, it's got bells on.

    ongoing industry-wide global supply chain challenges

    Can someone from Cisco please explain why e-licenses are in the list?

    1. devin3782

      Re: Pull the other leg, it's got bells on.

      Because those take up database space which in turn takes up ssd space which in turn need chips which we have a shortage of

    2. Spanners Silver badge

      Re: Pull the other leg, it's got bells on.

      Has everything else gone up by similar amounts ($ or %)?

      Or, a variance in cross subsidies.

  2. Nate Amsden Silver badge

    supply chains could soon crash

    There's been some reports(won't link directly in case that upsets el reg, easy to do a search on it though) that the millions of workers(I think I read something like 60 million workers across the industries) that work in the supply chains are near a breaking point, some being unable to leave their ships in 18 months, others having to get vaccinated 2-3-4x with different vaccines for different countries rules. Lack of pay doesn't seem to help either.

  3. DevOpsTimothyC

    Why do longer wait times cause higher cost

    semiconductor lead times were 60 weeks – double pre-pandemic norms – and campus, routing, switching and data centre products were all hit

    Can someone explain why longer lead times causes prices to go up? Are the chip makers charging more or is this just profiteering by a supply shortage ?

    1. Spanners Silver badge

      Re: Why do longer wait times cause higher cost

      If there are longer lead times, you have to store more stock yourself. That costs...

    2. David Hicklin Bronze badge

      Re: Why do longer wait times cause higher cost

      Prices rise when demand outstrips supply as people will then start paying more to get "X" quicker or when they want it

      On the flip side a glut causes a price crash

      1. Martin an gof Silver badge

        Re: Why do longer wait times cause higher cost

        So when is that glut coming? Anyone care to speculate?

        With high demand now, partly in support of working-from-home, and manufacturers ramping up, at some point demand will level - or even reduce - and manufacturing capacity will be higher than needed.

        Are we talking a year? 18 months?

        Will I be able to buy a decent laptop at a sensible price and have it delivered from stock next Summer in time for the new school year? When will I be able to buy a half decent graphics card under £100 again, to give an ageing desktop with integrated graphics a bit of a boost?

        Just wondering...?


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  5. sanmigueelbeer

    Get your orders in, folks -- Another round of price increases for Q1Y22 imminent

    Between 10% to 13% price increase, across the board, will start on February 1, 2022.

    Today's excuse will be "chip shortage" -- UCS chassis, memory chips, all Catalyst 9k, ISR 8k, VoIP handsets, WebEx boards, WAPs, e-licenses, etc.

    Get your orders in.

    Y'all have been warned.

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