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CCNP & CCSP equipment

ee4itpro2 asked
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I'm looking to purchase some CCNP & CCSP cisco equipment and wanted to know your thoughts as far as what equipment would be sufficient for my studies.  I tried GNS3 and I believe that I'm ready for the "real thing".  

I also noticed that some routers (2801 routers) online can be as cheap at $300 up to $2000 for the same device.  My question is more along the lines as to why so much of a price difference?  and what should I look for when purchasing this equipment?
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