Why SMEs Should Buy Refurbished IT

Nov 27, 2018 | Blog, Featured

If you are a small to medium-sized businesses looking to upgrade your technology equipment, we believe that there is a compelling case for buying refurbished IT.

Get top of the range models to help power your business.

You may be a start-up or a small company looking to grow and need computers that can handle daily emails, documents, and your CRM software. While the latest new computers will all boast impressive credentials, such as super-charged graphics cards and sound, none of these will be what you or your company need.

Your business applications need efficient, reliable models, but not necessarily the top of the range shiny, new, and expensive.

Shiny and new is overrated. We can give you the shiny, but what we can also give you, is a computer that is effective, powerful, relevant to your business needs and excellent value for money.

Our 7 stage, 55 point process ensures that our models are fully tested, cleaned, data wiped to government standards and includes new hard drives, fresh installation of operating systems, and often upgraded components to bring it up to the latest standards.

This checklist is one of the most comprehensive refurbishment processes in the UK. If any unit doesn’t meet our minimum requirements, it doesn’t pass. That’s why we believe refurbished IT is not as good as, but better than new.

Refurbished IT offers significant savings compared to new RRP.

If you are trying to save money, reinvest in your business or spend more on digital marketing, spending less on your technology can be a great way to do this.

You can get top of the range models for 70% cheaper than a newer model. We take fully working surplus IT from major corporations, wipe, restore and upgrade them and then sell them to you as high quality graded, certified refurbished laptops and PCs.

Improve your green credentials by buying refurbished.

Everyone’s public image is under scrutiny these days, and your customers and clients want to know if you are environmentally friendly and socially responsible.

A new computer will use 18,000kg (1) of materials and produce approximately 400kg (2) of carbon dioxide in its 4-year life. The majority of these greenhouse gases (GHG) are produced during production. That is the equivalent of driving your car for 15.54 hours non-stop. So, by buying refurbished, you are avoiding GHGs and preventing toxic electronic equipment from entering a landfill.

To find out more about how refurbished computers can work for your business. Give us a call or drop us an email.


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