Buy new or used hardware? - The dynamics of the IT industry requires many companies to flexibly adapt their IT infrastructure. Refurbished hardware can be a real alternative to new equipment against the backdrop of fast-changing requirements, especially when it comes to high-quality IT products from leading manufacturers such as Cisco Systems, Juniper, HP, IBM, or Dell.
The refurbishment describes the quality-assured overhaul and repair of used IT hardware and the subsequent return to the market. It is often assumed that new network technology offers a longer service life and more security. That this is not the case in general, we would like to explain to you here.
The recycling of used hardware components by our certified IT technicians offers many advantages - both economically and ecologically:
- You save money and reduce your IT operating costs: Remanufactured hardware is much cheaper to buy than new network products - there are even significant discounts on the manufacturers list price possible.
- You are doing something for the environment: From an environmental point of view, you are acting in the interests of the environment if you avoid the costly disposal of network equipment by specialist companies while conserving high-quality resources such as copper, stainless steel, aluminum and rare earths by reusing network technology.
- You receive guaranteed quality: After processing the goods, you also receive a guarantee, regardless of whether you are a B2B, B2C or B2G customer. With every single one of our products you receive a promise of quality.
- The choice is yours: With our extensive product portfolio, we also offer you end-of-sale products and spare parts that are usually hard or expensive to buy. We can also advise you on compatible devices at any time.
The use of refurbished hardware thus provides companies the opportunity to design their IT infrastructure efficiently and efficiently without having to forego the use of high-quality branded devices. An additional and, for you, crucial advantage of second-hand goods is that your network product has been extensively tested and proven in time of use, which can eliminate manufacturing defects or other defects. You can find further information about the refurbishment here.
In order to objectively evaluate the topic, it is helpful to know the different states of network articles. A crucial role is "new", "used" and "refurbished". Here is an explanation of the industry standard hardware conditions of network technology.
- New: The Network item is exactly as he left the production site by the manufacturer. He was not used, removed from the package or tested sales release, has the full package and is located in the original box. In addition, all the seals are intact and the manufacturer's original guarantee is valid.
- Used: The hardware was already in use and is thereafter may not be fully included, in rare cases has the original packaging. These items are checked by our own technicians to optical and mechanical defects and processed in severe damage, contamination or malfunction. Following the fully functional products are offered for sale.
- Rebuilt/Refurbished: The IT product has been in use and is then checked by the technicians and undergo product testing. Before the product is released for trading, it is optically and mechanically possibly even processed by software and thus assumes the status of "like new" to. In this state, the original condition will be restored as far as possible and the ordered object of high quality packaging so that it can be sent quickly and above all safely to you.
- Rebuilt by the original manufacturer: The network device was either in use and was then processed by the original manufacturer or was it a complaint product, which was revised by the manufacturer. For this, the product is also tested, corrected the error or replaced parts and examined for visual defects.
- New with opened packaging / new open box: This hardware product is very popular, because in most cases only the packaging has been opened, to be similar product in terms of accessories, assembly to view. He must neither be nor have exhibited shortcomings in was used.