, Inc. Wins 1st Round in Suit Brought by AFL Telecommunications

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Court denied AFL’s request for a preliminary injunction against

It is important to remember that a grey-market can exist only when price disparity is excessive.

A preliminary injunction sought by AFL Telecommunications was denied by the court in the ongoing lawsuit filed by AFL v, Fed. Dist. Ct. of AZ, CV 11-01086-PHX-FJM. won the first round. The court denied AFL request preliminary injunction on September 13, 2011., Inc. is a global supplier and trader of new, used, and surplus high-tech equipment. Products include fiber optics, test & measurement, semiconductor manufacturing and other high-tech equipment and excess inventory. AFL is a US corporation wholly-owned by Fujikura Ltd, of Japan. AFL claims to control all importation and distribution of Fujikura fusion splicers and other fiber optic products bearing the Fujikura name.

In court, successfully defended against a motion for preliminary injunction in the case brought by AFL. The federal court denied AFL’s request for a preliminary injunction which would have prevented from importing or selling new and possibly used Fujikura fusion splicers and other products.

In their complaint, AFL alleges that in 2009 sold one Fujikura model FSM-60s fusion splicer which was modified. AFL additionally asserts they are the only authorized Fujikura distributor in North America and complains of gray-market sales of Fujikura fusion splicers by and others. denied altering this or any fusion splicer, in court documents. Daniel Parsons, CEO and founder of, states “It is important to remember that a grey-market can exist only when price disparity is excessive. As details in this case are divulged it should be interesting to see the effect on sales of the Fujikura FSM-60s and possibly other models as well”.

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About, Inc. has always strived to provide ‘value’ to their customers by offering both new and used equipment. Customers usually save 40-90% off the manufacturer’s price. buys, sells, and trades a wide range of high-tech equipment.

The company is proud of its 11-year history buying and selling quality high-tech equipment, and more recently in sales of new fiber optic equipment. Specializing in the fiber optic, electronic and optical test equipment, semiconductor and PCB manufacturing equipment, laboratory equipment and scientific instruments used in the high-tech industries.

Visit’s Phoenix, Arizona location. Worldwide shipping and expedited shipping service is available. Contact info(at)surpluseq(dot)com with questions or concerns about any products we sell, or to open a reseller account or request a credit line. Government orders are accepted. pays cash for surplus equipment and will purchase one item or the entire facility, worldwide. For asset recovery and liquidation of high-tech equipment and excess inventory contact at purchasing(at)surpluseq(dot)com for Asset Recovery, Liquidations, Appraisals Hitech Equipment]. carries the largest inventory of fiber optic fusion splicers with over 90 currently in stock. Brands include Fujikura, Inno, Fitel, Vytran, Emitor, Sumitomo, Corning, Ilsintech, and others. Recent purchases include 3-D printers, OTDRs, interferometers, UV light sources, microscopes, gas cabinets, wire bonders, wafer probe stations, and a large number of motorized and manual optical stages and much more.

Feel confident when buying used equipment with SurplusEQ's 14-Day ROR (Right of Return) money back guarantee. Most used equipment includes a 60-day exchange warranty. Visit to view thousands of products. Be sure to sign up for their email newsletter and be notified of new arrivals and promotions.

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