Here are the top actual excuses unethical relabellers make, and the reality explained, from a conversation IPVM had this week with an ADI salesperson.
Putting one's label on another company's finished product (relabelling) encourages widespread unethical behavior and harms buyers who are deceived in the process.
Sellers make all sorts of excuses to justify their unethical actions but rarely do they do it in writing and at such great length as this 6-year industry veteran of ADI (and previously Anixter) did in a subsequently deleted 20+ comment thread.
These problems have come to the forefront with the NDAA ban of Dahua and Hikvision products and recently ADI's decision to secretly relabel Dahua. Indeed, this ADI salesperson objected to this news. In the process, we cataloged 9 top excuses that are commonly made and in this exchange.