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Best Reasons to Buy Used Cisco Hardware

July 29 2011 , Written by ciscorouterswitch Published on #Cisco Technology - IT News

For most businesses, Cisco network hardware is their top choice to improve networking performance, or to expand the network because of business growth. We know that Cisco is famous for providing its professional networking solutions and network equipment with high performance for small, midsized and large enterprises and head offices. But the problem is that brand new Cisco equipment is more expensive than others and used CISCO network hardware. In fact, used Cisco hardware is also considered by many businesses, for buying used cisco network products can save cost and it still keeps good condition and high performance.


Possible reasons why you choose used Cisco equipment:

Cost Savings, More Discount – Of course, it is obvious that refurbished Cisco equipment is going to be much cheaper than buying a new Cisco router or switch right off the assembly line. But the savings to an I.T. department can be considerable without sacrificing anything with regards to quality and reliability. A company can save up to 90% off of the original retail price for certain Cisco models.  If the equipment performs well and the performance is satisfactory, such lower-priced models of routers, switches, firewall security or Cisco memory can be a financial lifesaver. The savings can be so considerable that it may make sense to by replacement equipment to have on hand as insurance; when a network goes down, every minute of downtime can cost money.


Reliability – Most reputable used Cisco vendors perform refurbishment that restores the Cisco equipment to like new condition. In addition, the networking hardware is thoroughly tested, plus the entire process is backed by a quality-assurance system that is certified by a third party. A dealer that has an ISO-certified quality management process will help to ensure that the equipment you get will perform at its best and last a long time.


Service – The best used Cisco dealers offer unbeatable service; usually better than you can receive from most new equipment dealers. The equipment they sell should have an excellent warranty. And if anything should go wrong, they should be easy to reach and be sending out replacement equipment immediately. Also, top vendors should offer a next business day replacement program that will provide new equipment before the old equipment needs to be sent back. Speed is of the essence!


Another important point, that is if you are considering buying used Cisco network hardware, you should lookfor a reliable and reputable Cisco supplier. Often there are unscrupulous dealers who will sell you inferior or even counterfeit equipment. Be certain that the company you are dealing with offers top-quality Cisco networking equipment, that it has been in business for a long time, that it has testimonials and references you can check, and that it backs up the equipment with a bona fide warranty.

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It is good to know that most cisco vendors will perform refurbishment on the tech equipment and make sure that it is certified by a third party. Buying used equipment is cheaper, and it can still work just as good as a new router. I'll have to consider buying used cisco equipment and just getting it refurbished so I can save money on the tech equipment that I need.
Thanks for sharing this useful information. Bitconline also provides new cisco switches and routers in online market. You can visit our store and buy new switches at affordable prices.
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