Humza Muhammad, the director of sales at Hackensack-based Tech Supplier Inc., talks about the value proposition of using refurbished devices.
We asked Humza for three issues small businesses need to know when they turn to refurbished devices for their information technology infrastructure in an attempt to keep up with rapidly changing IT needs without killing the bottom line.
Save money and save the planet: As companies continue to find ways to improve profitability, they have found purchasing refurbished, rather than new, electronics devices can be a very effective cost savings measure. Additionally, manufacturers are under greater pressure to decrease their environmental impact. To achieve this, they are improving their recycling and refurbishing processes, leading to wider availability of refurbished devices.
Watch out for low-quality refurbished goods: Not all refurbished devices are created equal. It’s important to find out what warranty is included with your refurbished device. Additionally, it’s always smart to request a sample before making a large purchase.
Finding a provider: Many of the large corporate IT suppliers have name recognition, and while they are beginning to broaden their offerings on refurbished equipment, they are new to the refurbished market. Consider a local provider, experienced in selling, deploying and servicing refurbished equipment, before making a decision.