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  • What’s the Difference Between Refurbished Cisco Routers and Used Cisco Networking Equipment?

    Whats the Difference Between Refurbished Cisco Routers and UsedWhat if someone offered you the choice between a refurbished Cisco router and a used Cisco router? The routers are the exact same model with the exact same configuration. This makes the routers virtually identical on paper. The only difference between them is that one of the routers is sold “used” or "as is". The other router is sold as “refurbished.” Why should you choose one router over the other?

    Is a used router the same thing as a refurbished router? No. The terms “used” and “refurbished” are often used interchangeably but aren't necessarily the same thing. With some sellers calling their networking equipment refurbished without a documented refurbishment process, it’s no wonder that buyers are confused when there is no way to verify the quality of the item.

    While refurbished routers are pre-owned (aka: used), not all used routers are refurbished. At World Data Products, our ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System ensures that refurbished Cisco routers undergo rigorous testing, cleaning, and repair when needed to make them the superior, dependable choice every time. Also, refurbished routers from a trusted reseller will be tested and returned to the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) factory specifications. Used gear? Probably not. Our refurbished routers will come with a warranty and performance guarantee, and, the router is more likely to be eligible for Cisco Smart Net Total Care or third party maintenance. If you think you will get this quality guaranty with any used router, think again.

    While used and refurbished routers often look the same at first glance, only refurbished routers will provide a like-new product that you can count on. To learn more about how refurbished Cisco routers, switches, and other networking equipment can benefit your organization, call 888-210-7636 or contact one of our IT Hardware Specialists today for a free consultation today.

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  • How to Dispose of Cisco Networking Equipment

    Looking to sell used Cisco switches and routers?

    stack of refurbished cisco switches Used Cisco switches ready to be refurbished in our tech center

    Do you have Cisco networking hardware in the rack that you want to sell or recycle? Not sure how to dispose of it? Let's take a look at the options for disposing of that surplus or decommissioned Cisco gear. Here we go!

    Option #1: Do nothing. OK, that’s a bad option. Hiding used Cisco products somewhere around the office or the data center storeroom isn't an effective solution for the IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) problem.

    Option #2: Pay a company to dispose of your Cisco networking equipment for you. A fairly common way of getting rid of used networking equipment is to pay an electronics recycling company to take it and recycle it responsibly. While this gets rid of the problem, the service comes at a price and doesn’t do anything to help the bottom line or increase the return on investment.

    Option #3: Sell the switches or routers on your own. Is your company a sales organization? Do you have the time to deal with listing, marketing, selling, packing and shipping networking equipment?

    Option #4: Sell the used Cisco networking equipment to World Data Products! Hint: This is the best option. Why?

    1. The used switches, routers, and wireless products go away within days of contacting us.
    2. Your company can make money in the process.
    3. It’s easy, we take care of the logistics.
    4. With thirty years of experience, we are reliable and one of the most active used Cisco equipment buyers in the industry.

    Disposing of used Cisco IT assets doesn't have to be hard, expensive, or time-consuming. Selling networking or server equipment to World Data Products will save you time, money and the hassle of other disposal methods. We have been doing this since 1987, let's get it done!

    We are currently seeing a lot of buying and selling activity for the following used Cisco Catalyst switch models: 2960 and 2960x, 3560, C3560x, C3750g, the 3750 and the newer 3850. 2900 series routers, and Adaptive Security Appliance firewalls such as the ASA 5505 and ASA 5506 are popular as well.

    To discuss how to sell used Cisco network equipment, use our form to contact a Cisco Networking Specialist  or call us at 888-210-7636 today!

  • How to Sell Used Cisco Equipment

    How to Sell Used Cisco EquipmentDid you realize that there's a market for your used Cisco equipment? It's true. Today's enterprise organization is looking for ways to stretch its IT budget and a powerful way to do this is by buying and implementing used networking equipment rather than buying new. If you have used Cisco networking equipment to get rid of, that means you could be sitting on a pile of money you didn't even know about.

    What is the value of your used Cisco gear? Thie first step to selling your used Cisco equipment is to get a realistic idea of its current market value. Keep in mind that newer used gear will bring a higher asking price, but even legacy equipment can be sold at a decent price, provided that the gear is in working condition.

    If you're wondering how to go about getting an accurate idea of what your used Cisco equipment is worth, you're in luck! Here are the three steps you will need to complete before you consider selling your gear:

    • Create a detailed inventory of all the Cisco equipment you wish to sell.
    • Do some research online to find out what each piece you want to sell is currently going for.
    • Get at least two or three quotes on your gear from reputable rsellers to get a sense of the going rate on each piece of equipment.
    How do I choose a Cisco equipment reseller partner? Choosing the right equipment reseller can directly affect your experience with selling your used gear. Choose the wrong organization and you could find yourself getting the runaround when it comes to getting a bid for your gear or in securing payment. On the flip side, choosing a reliable reseller can make the selling and payment process a breeze. Here's what I recommend you do for each potential reseller partner that you are considering.
    • Ask questions. The only way to get information on an organization's hardware recycling practices and it's handling of sensitive data is by asking. If you get any resistance to answering your questions or get a noncommittal answer, take your business elsewhere.
    • Ask for references. Any reputable organization should be able to provide you with references that you can call for input. Moreover, any credible organization should be willing to provide references. Beware any organization that gives you the run around about asking for references.
    • Shipping. Find out how your potential reseller partner handles the shipment of your used Cisco equipment. Will your organization be required to transport the used gear to the reseller's location? If so, do you have the packaging and facilities to handle such a requirement? Or will the reseller send a truck to pick up your equipment and do they have packaging materials that they will bring to your location to pack up and ship the gear safely? Do you need to ship your gear using a specific freight carrier or shipping method? Knowing these details at the outset will help you compare potential reseller partners side-by-side.
    • What if some of your gear is bad? Once you ship your gear to your reseller partner, they will conduct an initial audit of each piece of equipment to ensure it's good before they cut you a check. What happens they determine that some or all of your used Cisco networking equipment is bad? Find out how the company identifies "bad" units, what testing procedures are completed on those units and how you will be notified. Will the reseller attempt to fix broken equipment for a small fee? Do you need to pay for disposal of the defunct units? How does the reseller dispose of bad gear?

    Questions? Call 888-210-7636 or contact one of our IT Hardware Specialists today for a free consultation.

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