If $699.99 is too much to risk on a 48-port gigabit switch from D-Link, the Fountain Valley networking company is now saying take it anyway. Play with it for a while. If you like it, then pay us.
The company’s “Switch for Free” promotion will even send out $1,200 switches and other gear.
“We’re so confident that our technology stacks up against the competition that we’re willing to give customers a unit to try for free,” said Daniel Kelley, D-Link’s senior director of marketing.
Of course, there are limits to this new promotion. You must be a new D-Link user, a government entity (schools included) with more than 25 users, agree to D-Link’s evaluation terms, install the switch within 30 days of receipt and, if you really don’t like it, return it after the evaluation period is over — a generous 90 days. D-Link will even pay to ship it to you.