Buying new networking hardware like routers, switches, and firewalls is an expensive investment. As 2015 budgets roll down you might find that buying new network hardware to stock your planned network upgrade is a pretty bleak prospect if you anticipated budget has been reduced. The good news is that upgrading your network hardware doesn’t have to wipe out your IT budget. By purchasing quality used network equipment that has been subjected to a rigorous refurbishment process, you can save considerable amounts of money over buying new gear and without sacrificing the performance and reliability that your company requires.
Unfortunately, many networking professionals are unfamiliar with how to buy refurbished networking gear, which results in lots of unanswered questions and an increased chance for error. To help you through the process of buying refurbished networking equipment, we are going to review three critical steps that you should address before making a purchase.