America is the land of opportunity – and where entrepreneurs see opportunity, they will try to capitalize. This is a great thing normally, but in some instances, it results in companies taking advantage of clients’ or customers’ lack of knowledge. This is particularly true in the technology realm, where businesses are sometimes unaware of exactly what they’re paying for and easily mislead. How so? Over the years we’ve been frequently approached by organizations that resell network equipment. In concept this isn’t a bad idea for very small businesses that need to save money or don’t have the money to replace broken or aging servers, routers or switches; but in practice it can result in some massive issues. Here’s the 411 on why we don’t sell used network hardware and why you should never buy old network hardware for your business network.
We’re all about saving money – but you can’t just save a few hundred dollars or thousand dollars here and there without understanding the true impact. You need to be aware of what you’re doing to your organization’s technology when you purchase equipment this way. Rather than purchasing the most inexpensive equipment – ask yourself – what am I REALLY getting by paying for an older, un-warrantied piece of network equipment? What risk am I assuming and how could this potentially impact my company, the security of my data or productivity in the long term? The more time you take to understand this, the more you’ll understand why we don’t sell our clients’ old network equipment, and why we don’t want you buying it.
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