Well Robert, I think that Cisco does it to themselves.
Try to get a quote for memory for a router (flash or DRAM). Most likely you will get a quote for several hundred dollars.
Price on ebay:$80 for the set of DRAM,flash and the boot chip.
Image software for a router with VOIP. Several hundred dollars from Cisco.
Ebay price for a CD with the latest software for all the routers:$50 dollars and access to a TFTP server with even more software.
If you are trying to make few dollars doing honest work, it will be very hard to ignore this bargains.
Thanks for the e-mail to these fellow. It may be a good contact to keep.