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  • Sell Used Cisco Equipment Today

    Sell Used Cisco Equipment TodayDid you know that there's an active market for your used Cisco networking equipment? It's true. You can sell that stack of surplus or used Cisco routers, switches, or firewalls to World Data Products!

    IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) has never been easier. Plus, if the hardware still has value, your company can make money with our networking hardware buyback program.

    Updated for 2019 - 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.

    Ready to sell your surplus or used Cisco equipment today? Here's what you need to do:

    1. Make a list of all the networking equipment you want to sell. The more detailed your list is with part numbers, the faster we can respond with an accurate offer. Include the entire Cisco part number when possible, for example: WS-C2960X-48FPS-L
    2. Fill out our contact form to sell hardware and a Cisco Networking Specialist will get in touch with you to review your list.

    It's that simple. Whether the package is a few switches or an entire data center, World Data Products will make the process of selling your hardware a breeze!

    Call 888-210-7636 or use the form to contact a Cisco Networking Specialist today!

  • Get a quote for new and refurbished Cisco switches

    So many Cisco switch options in stock to choose from!

    World Data Products has almost 400 models of new & refurbished Cisco switches, line cards, power supplies, modules, and parts available. Need help deciding which Cisco switch configuration is right for your networking application? Chat with us online or call one of our Cisco Networking Specialists at 888-210-7636. We are also extremely competitive when it comes to IT Asset Disposition for used Cisco switches, firewalls, and other networking products from Dell, HP, UCS, IBM, and Arista Networks.

    Shop our current Cisco Switch inventory here!

    warehouse full of cisco switches World Data Products warehouse full of new, used, and refurbished Cisco switches


    Need more information on a refurbished Cisco router or firewall? See our Cisco router page here for models like the Cisco 2901. We also sell Cisco cables, optics, and more.


  • 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?

    Want the answer fast? Fill out the form on our sell hardware page and we will get back to you right away with a quote. Or, start a chat on the bottom right of your screen.

    Let's take a look at the other 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.

  • How to Choose a Used Network Equipment Reseller

    How to Choose a Used Network Equipment ResellerChoosing the right--or wrong--used network equipment reseller can make a big difference in the success of your used hardware initiative. Choosing incorrectly often results in an a situation where you swear off buying used gear for the rest of your career. When purchased from a reputable reseller, used networking hardware can be as easy to use as new gear while saving a considerable amount of your organization's IT budget. Based on this alone, you can see that choosing the right reseller partner is critical.

    So, how do you sift through the many resellers in the market place and choose one that will provide high quality product for your organization? So glad that you asked! Here's a list of guidelines to consider as you start your search:

    Question: Are they selling used networking equipment or refurbished networking equipment? This one is a biggie, so make sure you ask. Once you start looking at network hardware resellers, you're going to be offered a lot of second-hand gear in a variety of conditions. Some will simply be called "used" while others will be called "refurbished" or "certified used." The main difference between these conditions is this: while all used, refurbished and certified used networking equipment has been owned by someone else, only refurbished gear has been reset to meet the original factory settings and specifications. (Certified used gear might also have been reset to the original factory settings too, particularly if it is certified used by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). If it's "certified used" by a third party reseller, be sure that they have the ability to certify that particular manufacturer's equipment. If not, "certified used" is just another fancy way of saying refurbished.) Need more detail on the differences in condition? Check out this blog: 7 Differences Between Used and Refurbished IT Equipment.

    Question: What's the reseller's reputation in the market place? Asking around amongst your colleagues and doing some online research can get you "the inside scoop" on how a reseller treats its customers, on the quality of its products, and on how the company handles issues with its products and services, should they arise. By checking these sources, you are likely to get an idea of what the organization would be like to work with. Keep in mind that you are likely to hear both positive and negative feedback, but the goal is to watch for trends that you should be aware of as you make your decision.

    Question: What is the reseller's guarantee on refurbished products? Warranties and other performance guarantees vary from reseller to reseller, so be sure to ask for the details from any reseller you are considering purchasing from. Refuse to purchase refurbished networking gear that does not come with some sort of warranty or performance guarantee. Quality resellers will stand behind their work with a warranty so that you are covered in case you need it.

    Question: What is the reseller's stock availability? It might not seem like a big deal at first blush, but knowing that your reseller partner has networking equipment in their inventory can ensure that you get the product you need as quickly as possible. Aside from how quickly a company can get you the products you need, resellers that do not keep networking equipment on hand are sourcing from larger companies that do which means another round of markups and higher prices. Cut out the middle man and deal directly with the company that stocks the products to ensure that you get the best possible prices AND order fulfillment times.

    Question: Are custom configurations part of the sale price? Depending on what you are ordering, you might require that a refurbished system be configured to meet your networks current settings. Knowing whether those custom configurations are part of the product sale price is essential if you want to keep your budget in line.

    Choosing the right used network equipment reseller doesn't have to be difficult--it simply requires that you ask the right questions before you make your selection. By asking questions early on in the process, you are more likely to partner with the organization that will best meet your needs.

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

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