Cisco Network Equipment - 10 Reasons to Purchase Used

Setting up a network typically requires a variety of devices, such as switches, routers, memory, modules, firewalls, wireless products, and VoIP. All of these different devices need to be purchased and can add up to a large expense. Purchasing new network equipment comes with a guarantee and because of this, some business owners prefer to buy new.

Other business owners would prefer to cut costs and get their network devices at a lower price by buying used. There are numerous reasons to buy used instead of new, such as:

  1. There can be a significant cost difference between new and used network equipment. When buying used equipment, you will typically save between 50 and 90 percent.
  2. The customer service you will receive from a reseller of network equipment are often easy to talk to and work with, which will save you money that you would ordinarily spend on technical support.
  3. When you purchase new network equipment, you will receive a warranty with it. But when you purchase used network equipment, you will typically also receive a warranty that is comparative to the warranty from a manufacturer.
  4. When buying used, you can find out where it was owned before you, as well as how long it was used. Networking equipment is built to last for a long period of time, so even if you are buying it used, the equipment will have plenty of use left in it.
  5. Before a resale dealer will sell a used piece of Cisco network equipment, they will test it to ensure that it is working appropriately. This takes the uncertainty out of whether the equipment you are buying is going to work or not.
  6. Buying used Cisco network equipment is a great way to help your business go green. Used equipment that is not purchased by someone else will end up in the garbage and then in a landfill. It will not decompose and will remain there for many years to come. In buying the used equipment, you are doing a good thing for your business, by saving money, as well as doing a good thing for the environment.
  7. Saving money is practical. If you are in charge of network equipment and purchase used equipment, your boss will appreciate the cost savings.
  8. When you go to buy the network equipment that you need, a Cisco network equipment reseller will typically have other products that you may be interested in. They will be able to help make sure that you have all of the network equipment you need.
  9. The networking equipment that you will purchase used will be of the same quality as new equipment, only it will cost much less.
  10. The cost savings for purchasing used Cisco network equipment can then be passed onto the employees, which will help to raise moral and make for a better working environment and more productive workers.

Purchasing network equipment can be a big decision, but when looking at these reasons, it is easy to see why you would want to purchase used.