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API 500 series mounting options....
Old 7th June 2006
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API 500 series mounting options....

Is there any good reason to pay twice the price for an API 500 10 space rack as opposed to the comparable OSA or Averill offerings?

thanks!
-wolfie
Old 7th June 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wolfhound
Is there any good reason to pay twice the price for an API 500 10 space rack as opposed to the comparable OSA or Averill offerings?

thanks!
-wolfie
Actually API dropped the price to like $850 for the rack + Power supply! So it isn't twice the price any more and you get the API logo for what that is worth?......


Rob
Old 7th June 2006
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It looks to me like the API is a little less than BAE these days.

The API 10 space at Mercenary (w/ power supply) is $825

The BAE 11 space at brentaverill.com is $899 (w/ power supply)

The API is the only one I've used and it's never been a problem.
Old 7th June 2006
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i have not had any issues with my OSA.
i think Brent has, as always, a great product.
and i have nothing against API.
with that my next one will be another OSA.
i really like the service Nathan offers.
Old 8th June 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob King
Actually API dropped the price to like $850 for the rack + Power supply! So it isn't twice the price any more and you get the API logo for what that is worth?......


Rob

And what it is worth is that your API modules will still be covered under warranty if anything goes wrong with them, not the case with other racks. On the other hand most folks are not using all or even any API modules in their racks as it is and unless you do anything stupid (like tell API you are using a different rack) how would they know?

When I get around to it I think I am going to get me an OSA rack, that tells you how worried I am about the API warranty.
Old 8th June 2006
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When did the price come down? I just bought a lunch box. I would have gotten the 10 slot for that price.
Old 8th June 2006
  #7
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oh snap! didn't see the power supply was now included....that blue logo actually does make me feel better.....

many thanks!

-wolfie
Old 8th June 2006
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I would get the API
Old 8th June 2006
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For this price I'd get also the API. It seems that the price drop was recently.
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