Should you Consider Reconditioned Assets?
Whether you are setting up an office for the first time or replacing legacy equipment, you might be wondering if you should consider reconditioned assets; after all, there are significant savings to make. Reconditioned assets have many advantages; they are cheaper and undergo robust testing, but there are some drawbacks as well. Read on for information to help make a decision.
Advantages of Reconditioning
One of the main advantages of buying reconditioned technology is cost savings. Reconditioned technology tends to be major brand devices, but there are significant savings to be made. Companies can secure big brand reconditioned laptops and smartphones with 50% discounts.
If you are supplying an office with digital devices, huge savings can be made, and you still have all the benefits of the branded equipment. It makes sense to stick with a consistent brand in your office – such as Apple or Samsung – since devices and networks need uniformity for the best performance. And reconditioned devices are easy to replace at the end of their lifespan.
There’s a reason a device has landed on the workbench of a reconditioning engineer – it is faulty! However, people tend to throw out phones and laptops at the first sign of trouble, and many of these issues can be repaired easily. Certified testing exists to maintain a standard.
When an engineer receives a device, they check it for faulty components. Any faulty component is repaired and tested before being sent back to the marketplace. Thanks to robust testing, reconditioned devices are reliable and trustworthy. A certified testing certificate is proof of that.
Disadvantages of Reconditioning
The greatest disadvantage to buying reconditioned technology is the short warranty period. When you buy a new device from a manufacturer, you can expect a warranty of around 2-3 years, but a reconditioned device will typically have a 6-month to a one-year warranty on offer.
Although you can expect a reconditioned item to last, thanks to the robust testing and checking it undergoes, it can leave your business vulnerable to technical failures outside of the warranty period. Although you can expect a reconditioned item to last, thanks to the robust testing and checking it undergoes, it can leave your business vulnerable to technical failures outside of the warranty period. Keep your business well-equipped and secure with Goodly Cloud’s Mobile Device Asset Management.
Another major downside of buying reconditioned technology is the unknown lifespan of the devices. Although the devices have been fixed and checked, they still contain the same software, so a device that has operated for one or two years may not have much time left.
That said, many phones and laptops can remain active and useful long after they have been replaced by updated versions. Buying reconditioned technology is undoubtedly beneficial if you require devices to perform a function and are less concerned with the new device updates.
Reconditioned assets have advantages and disadvantages. Some individuals and companies prefer them because they are more affordable and offer the same functionality. Reconditioned devices are also reliable and come with a testing certificate. On the other hand, they can have a shorter warranty and an unknown lifespan. Always back up your tech when using it for business.