When and Why You Should Buy a Used/Refurbished IT Equipment

When it comes to technology, like PC’s and computer hardware, chances are that it is put back on the shelf (if it is fully functioning), and then sold at a lower price. Because of this, most of these items are in great shape and make for great IT purchases. Manufacturers test the products when they are returned to make sure that they work like new. Of course, you need to be careful and use good judgment when purchasing used or refurbished products. With a little “common-sense” shopping you can find like-new products for a much lower price.

When a PC is returned, it is easy to restore it to an almost-new state. Vendors go through rigorous testing to find the initial problem and fix it. Hard drives are wiped, operating systems are re-installed, and the system is tested and verified again. Legally, it cannot be called “new” and therefore it must be sold at a discount. That’s why it can be a great way to buy IT equipment!

Some refurbished PC’s are actually brand new, and were never taken out of the box. “New-in-box” refurbished purchases are some of the best deals that you can find. If the product was not used but the packaging was opened, it’s classified as refurb and the next customer gets a bargain.


Are you trying to cut back on your spending budget for your IT needs? Buying refurbished can easily solve this problem. Some companies and individuals don’t want to spend a lot on a PC but still want like-new performance. Refurbished products are always tested and restored to full working condition. Just because you spend less on a product does not mean that it will be of lower quality.

Debunking Myths About Used/Refurbished Computers and Servers

Like earlier said, if your business needs powerful computer processors but you have a tight IT budget, never fear. Used or refurbished computer equipment could be the answer. Whether you’re installing servers for the first time or updating your old equipment, our used equipment can meet your tech needs for a fraction of the cost of buying new.

If you’re like many folks, you may be skittish about the idea of buying used equipment. You’re probably concerned about whether used or refurbished computers will be reliable, whether they’ll last as long as you need them to and what kind of tech support you’ll get when you buy used computers and servers. Luckily, used or refurbished equipment is just as high-quality and reliable as new equipment — it’s cheaper because the costs of refurbishing an older piece of computer equipment are much lower than the costs of manufacturing a brand new one.

Refurbished Equipment Is Reliable

Many people wonder if used hardware can be expected to be as reliable as new hardware. The fact of the matter is that used/refurbished IT equipment are just as reliable as new equipment. Here at Simplus we test used equipment thoroughly and repeatedly throughout the refurbishment process.

Refurbished equipment is not made with inferior components. Refurbished equipment may be repaired with third-party components, but these third-party components are typically used to build the new equipment, as well. Secondary market providers save on the cost of refurbishing electronics by buying these components direct from the manufacturer.

Refurbished Equipment Comes With a Warranty and Tech Support

Simplus, just like every other reputable sellers of refurbished IT equipment provide warranty and tech support for their products, and they provide warranties and customer support comparable to those provided with new equipment. Refurbished equipment is also usually eligible for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and third-party maintenance agreements.

Refurbished Versions of Current Generation Equipment Are Available

If you’ve held back from purchasing refurbished server and computer equipment because you’re concerned that you’d only have older generation equipment to choose from, you’ve been missing out. Refurbished older generation equipment is certainly available at a discounted price, but you can also find refurbished versions of the latest computer equipment, for a fraction of the cost of buying new.

The market for refurbished IT equipment is vast. Most companies and institutions, especially ones that run their own data centers, rely on refurbished tech. It’s the only way most of them can afford to stay in business and stay on top of the update cycle.

Don’t believe the myths about used or refurbished equipment. When you buy used or refurbished servers and computer equipment, you’re getting equipment that’s been professionally repaired and rigorously tested to meet all industry performance standards. You’ll get the same level of performance, reliability, customer support and warranty protection that you’d get if you bought new. Of course, you’ll save a ton of money — and that’s the reason why more and more companies are turning to used equipment resellers to meet their data needs.