said by tubbynet:
$25k/card is not a bad price -- all things considered.
most of the d/c work that i do requires n7k-m132 cards -- list of about $45k/card. and you have to buy two chassis if you want all of the neat features.
i'm sure that if you get in touch with your friendly cisco se -- they can work something out with you.
As small of a system as we are, at 25k a card it would far surpass a return doing the retro... but i could always dream