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At CentricsIT, with over 15 years in the pre-owned hardware business, we understand the intricacies of IT hardware acquisition. When it comes to a trusted name like Cisco, the market offers a variety of options, and it can be difficult to know whether you are making the right decision. That’s why we’ve compiled this definitive guide for those looking to buy used Cisco hardware.

The Importance of a Trusted Reseller

Procuring hardware from a reputable IT hardware reseller that you have an ongoing relationship with is the best way to navigate the secondary market. However, if you don’t have a partner in the secondary market, it can be difficult to know where to start. Not all resellers are created equal, and when you’re in the market for Cisco hardware, you want to ensure you’re working with the best.

The digital era provides convenience, but not without adding risks. You can find many hardware resellers online, but many lack a verifiable reputation. Look for companies recognized by industry experts and local and state business journals. CentricsIT stands testament to this, having been recognized by Gartner and honored as the 2022 Exporter of the Year by the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

Navigating the Fluid Market

It’s critical to note that the market for used Cisco hardware is dynamic, and prices can fluctuate based on various factors. Some online resellers display static prices, which might not reflect the actual fair market value. These prices can often be inflated, sometimes two to three times higher than what you’d find when dealing directly with a reseller. A direct relationship with a reseller, like CentricsIT, ensures you get the best possible price point, reflective of the current market situation.

Quality Control

When purchasing used Cisco hardware, it’s crucial to inquire about quality control measures to avoid damaged models or counterfeits. At CentricsIT, we not only guide our clients through our quality control process but also ensure that every piece of hardware passes through rigorous quality checks, providing our clientele with peace of mind.

Warranty is Key

Lastly, ensure that the reseller offers a warranty. When you’re investing in secondary market hardware, a warranty can protect you from potential hiccups. Should something go wrong, a warranty makes sure you are covered. At CentricsIT, we stand behind our products, offering warranties that attest to the quality and longevity of the hardware we sell.


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