Refurbished: To Buy or Not To Buy

Refurbished: To Buy or Not To Buy

Is your IT equipment in need of an upgrade? When looking at replacing your existing IT equipment, most of the time the easiest thing to do would be to buy a brand-new IT system. There are benefits that come with doing this, but there is also another option. An option which could save you money and still provide you with a high-quality product. This article will look at the benefits and disadvantages of buying brand-new and refurbished.


Buying brand-new

There are some obvious benefits when it comes to buying brand-new IT equipment. One being you get a new product which will come with a warranty, so you are protected if anything goes wrong.

When buying brand-new, you can buy a top-spec product which is very efficient. However, this comes at a price. You may well be able to buy a high-spec product but as the cost can be very high, you may only be able to afford one configuration. In addition to this, upgrades and new models are released on such a regular basis, it is not possible or viable to be able to keep up with all of them. The question then is, is spending that much money on a brand-new product worth it if a newer version will become available in the near future? If the answer to this is no, there is another option which you can consider.


Buying refurbished

The initial benefit of buying refurbished IT equipment is that it is initially cheaper for the customer. Yes, the product may be older than a brand-new model, but the cheaper cost of it could allow you to be able to afford a much better specification than if you were buying brand-new. If you have a limited budget, this is the best way to buy what you need for a lower price.

Not only this, but some companies, like Servers and Spares, also offer warranties on some of their products. Servers and Spares offer in-house and manufacturer warranties depending on the product, which means that you are also protected incase anything goes wrong, giving the customer complete peace of mind.

One of the biggest advantages of buying refurbished, is the positive impact it has on the environment. By buying refurbished, you are helping to contribute to a circular economy, which means that you are helping to prolong the life of existing products, reducing the need to manufacture new products, resulting in less extraction of materials from the Earth and fewer carbon emissions being released into the atmosphere. In addition to this, you are helping to reduce the amount of E-waste that is being sent to landfill.


Although buying brand-new does have its benefits, they do not match the overall value and benefits that can be gained from buying refurbished. Companies like us here at Servers and Spares sell a range of refurbished IT equipment. We look to help our customers in every way we can whilst helping the environment. If you need an IT upgrade and think buying refurbished could be a good option for you, get in touch by calling us at 01423 206 640 and one of our sales team will be able to help you with any queries you may have.