You are making the smartest decision to buy refurbished Cisco equipment and do not be wavered by whatever complaints and stories you hear about the used equipment. We are setting the record straight and busting the most common myths and half truths about refurbished Cisco equipment. |
The first myth that people have about the secondary or the refurbished computer hardware is that it is a gray market and as a result is completely unreliable. This is as far away from the truth as you can imagine. The fact is that the resellers of used IT equipment, always deal with the most reputable manufacturers including the likes of Cisco. These resellers follow strict codes to detect black market or counterfeit goods and ensure that they deal with only the original hardware. They go beyond the packaging and always get the most authentic equipment to offer their customers. You can trust a reputable and reliable used Cisco marketer to have conducted extensive tests on any and all equipment before adding it to their stock.
Another myth is that often used equipment means highly abused hardware. This is also not true. Most used equipment resellers never sell used equipment in the as is condition. They fully refurbish every equipment to ensure they are as close to original condition and performance as possible. When you will buy used equipment from trusted sellers, you can rest assured that you are getting the equipment in top notch well maintained condition.
On to the next myth, which is that the equipment you are seeking for your network is only available now. This is completely false. Used Cisco equipment is available in a much bigger stock than ever. Leading resellers make sure that they have inventories of the latest and most popular computer hardware in the market today. Approach a network systems reseller and if you do not get the piece of hardware right then, a few days wait will deliver the product at your doorstep. This is because resellers have a huge nation wide network, and an equipment can be tracked down in various parts of the country.
Another myth that is quite common in acting as a deterrent in allowing people to buy used Cisco equipment is that these products have third party components. And that these may be of a poor quality. Now even as you read this you may be thinking about its falsity. Cisco uses third party components like memory chips etc but they ensure excellent quality. Also when an equipment is refurbished, resellers can replace the old components with the new ones from the manufacturers themselves. With this an used Cisco equipment is reliable to use with high-quality third party component.
Many buyers believe that used Cisco equipment comes with no warranty. This is no longer the case since 2004, when NHR introduced the industrys first standard. Now there is an one-year overnight replacement warranty on every used Cisco equipment purchase. Your money is secured when you buy a refurbished Cisco product.
Now that you know the truth, do not hesitate to buy Used Cisco equipment, as they come with pre- and post-sale technical support from certified technicians. Be smart and choose wisely.
The writer is associated with Network Systems Resale, a leading supplier of new and Used Cisco equipment as well as other manufacturers hardware.
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