New year, refurbished IT

New year, refurbished IT

If we were to go with the well known saying, we would call this blog “New Year, New IT”. However, we do not think that buying brand-new is always the best decision.

People often forget that they can buy refurbished goods, especially when it comes to IT hardware and components. There are many companies that refurbished mobile phones and laptops, but there are also companies, like Servers and Spares, who refurbished other components, such as servers and PCs.

If you are wanting to build your own PC or if you are looking to buy equipment on behalf of a business, buying refurbished could be a great idea. This blog will look at the reasons why you should buy refurbished and some of the things you need to look out for.


This is possibly the most obvious reason. Buying refurbished means you are purchasing an item that has been previously sold and returned. The reason for return could be anything from the customer wanting an upgrade, it is running slower than before, the product’s packaging was damaged, the product was used for display purposes, and many more. As these products cannot be classed as brand-new, they can be sold for less money, even though they are tested and treated before being sold on. Therefore, you could buy a near to brand-new product for a fraction of the price!

High quality products

Be careful when choosing where you buy refurbished items from. If buying electricals, use someone like us, who ensures that all items are tested and treated before we send them out for delivery. We have an in-house team of technicians who work hard to ensure that all components are working to a high standard before they reach our customers. Although some items may have slight cosmetic wear and tear, we make our customers aware of this before we send them for delivery, so you know exactly what it is you are buying.

Environmentally friendly

When a product is sent back to be refurbished, this reduces e-waste, as it is not sent to landfill. When buying a refurbished good you are reducing the need for a brand-new good. Therefore, you are reducing the need to manufacture a brand-new product, and furthermore, reducing the amount of raw materials being extracted. In all, you are helping to reduce your own carbon footprint whilst diverting an electronic good from landfill.


Buying refurbished IT hardware from the right company will still provide you with a warranty for your good. At servers and spares, we offer in-house warranties depending on the product, along with manufacturer warranties where applicable. This should give you complete peace of mind that even though you may be purchasing a product that has been used before, it should be working just as well as it did when it was new.   


Don’t let buying refurbished IT feel like a risk. Make sure if you are going to buy refurbished, that you pick the right company to buy from. This way, you can be confident that you really are getting the best item for your money. Servers and spares is that company. We put in hard work to ensure that our products are of the highest quality and that our customers can get them at the best market prices.

If you are considering buying any refurbished IT hardware or components, why not check out our website or give us a call? We’d be happy to help!