The obvious answer to that question is cost!
Typically, refurbished hardware sells for a fraction of the price and is just as good, sometimes even better than brand new products.
By using refurbished information technology hardware, businesses, large and small, can expect savings anywhere between 40-95% versus what they would pay for brand new, out of the box products.
Therefore, it makes perfect sense that more and more companies are now buying refurbished IT products. Not to mention that, since it helps reduce capital expenditures, it’s good business.
Large companies, data centers especially, upgrade their IT infrastructures every couple of years. Why? For various reasons.
Typically, it’s because the company’s growth has exceeded the capabilities of the hardware on hand or, in the case of data centers especially, they need the latest and greatest in order to comply with the service level agreements (SLAs) they have in place with their customers.
On average, data centers use the hardware they have for 2-3 years when in actual fact, for most companies, that same equipment would have met their needs for up to 10 years, in some cases, maybe even longer.
Refurbished, by definition means the product has been used by someone else in the past. Nothing to be scared about though. As outlined in our article “Differences between refurbished and used products”, refurbished hardware looks, feels and performs just like new products do. It’s also backed by a solid warranty.
Refurbished products come from a variety of sources such as:
- Vendor take-outs
- Product returns
- Cancelled orders
- Wrong product ordered
- Hardware leases
- Asset recovery
- Equipment buybacks
- Products with cosmetic damages that prevent it from being sold as new
In order for it to be classified as refurbished, it's thoroughly cleaned and undergoes a battery of tests to make sure all is well and functioning properly. When required, updates to the microcode are also done.
Only once all that has been done is the product put back on the market as refurbished goods.
Buying refurbished means you’re acquiring products:
- At highly discounted prices
- That have undergone extensive and thorough testing to make sure all is well with it
- That look, feel, perform and are just as reliable as new ones
- Accompanied by a solid warranty
- Enabling you to do some good for the environment
When it comes to refurbished products, Data Telcom is VERY stringent. We want our customers to be pleased with the products they buy from us and we want to build long term business relationships with them.
That’s why you can rest assured that any and all refurbished products you buy from us has met our high standards of quality. And should you run into any kind of issue after the fact, just like everything else you buy from us, we’ll be there to assist you. Either by getting the product repaired, at Data Telcom’s expense, or we’ll replace it.
Data Telcom specializes in selling and buybacks of networking and telecommunications equipment, servers, storage systems and associated peripherals from industry leaders such as Cisco, Juniper, Avaya, Extreme Networks, Brocade, Polycom, HPE, IBM, Lenovo, Dell and many others.
If you ‘re looking to buy reliable, efficient and above all inexpensive equipment or, you have equipment on hand that you no longer use, take advantage of our services. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed!