I bought ten Cisco 1841 routers, 4 Cisco 2960 and 4 Cisco 2950 switches. I then learned HP makes switches and added one HP switch. I now have found out Juniper makes switches and thought I'd add one of those since on Ebay I found the Cisco and HP switches for as little as $30 for the Cisco switches and $70 for the HP switch. However, there were no Juniper switches for less than several hundred dollars and some were in the thousands.
Is there some reason Juniper switches are so much more expensive? How do they compare to the Cisco and HP switches?