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Choosing Refurbished Office Equipment

Choosing Refurbished Office Equipment

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There are many expenses involved in running a business. One of the more expensive line items is office equipment. It’s especially frustrating because technology is constantly changing and it always seems as if what you have is not enough or already outdated. A viable option for the business trying to conserve costs is reconditioned or refurbished equipment.

Reconditioned and Refurbished - What Does It Mean?

For the most part, reconditioned and refurbished have the same meaning. The term refers to items that were previously purchased and have been restored to like new condition and then sold. The first thought that comes to mind is that refurbished means there’s something wrong with it or it had major damage. That’s not the case in most instances. Several reasons for equipment being refurbished are:

  • It is an item that was returned and never used
  • It was a display model
  • May have a few dents or scratches
  • Previous owner traded it in for something different

Why Buy Reconditioned Equipment?

There are many benefits to buying refurbished equipment and the biggest one is cost. These machines have been restored to their factory settings and are a cheaper option than buying brand new. It’s also a good way to get models that aren’t quite in your budget by choosing a refurbished piece. They still perform the tasks you need, sometimes do even more, but are a cost-friendly way to update your equipment.

Eco-Friendly Option

Buying refurbished equipment also helps in environment sustainability efforts. This option re-purposes equipment that could have been headed to landfills. It also cuts down on the amount of new equipment being produced which reduces the use of new resources.

What to Know Before You Buy

Before buying any refurbished items look for ones that have been ‘factory reconditioned’ or ‘factory certified.’ This ensures that they have been tested by the manufacturer, inspected by expert technicians and the device is of the highest quality. Another important item to look for is product warranty. If the equipment doesn’t have it, don’t buy it.

OmniData Services (ODS) Refurbished & Reconditioned Products

The products provided in the reconditioning and refurbishment program undergo a complete refurbishment and testing processes, fully restoring them to meet ODS’ stringent quality standards and ensuring they meet all original factory specifications. If you have a limited IT budget, ODS’ line of refurbished products is the perfect alternative to buying new — you get quality solutions at a lower cost. Contact us for more information on our line of new and refurbished IT products.

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