Purchasing Used Cisco Hardware Equipment

There are a number of options if you are interested in purchasing Cisco equipment. You can buy used Cisco equipment directly from Cisco or from a Cisco Certified Reseller like Netcon Solutions. Used Cisco hardware equipment may be freely resold or leased. However, there are potential pitfalls to consider before making a buying decision that involve used Cisco equipment (i.e., equipment purchased from a seller that is not a Cisco Certified Reseller).

  1. The embedded Cisco software that operates on the hardware—as well as standalone Cisco software—isn’t transferable. If you buy used Cisco equipment, you must acquire a new license from Cisco before the software can be used.
  2. Used Cisco equipment isn’t covered under the Cisco standard warranty, and you can’t place it under a Cisco service and support contract unless it is re-licensed by Cisco and has passed an inspection by Cisco.

Cisco offers a program to re-license Cisco software and inspect used Cisco equipment. The program applies to both purchasers of used equipment (such as Netcon Solutions) and leasing companies wishing to re-lease a Cisco product to another customer once the initial lease term has expired.

This process not only protects Cisco intellectual property. It also protects your network. Through re-licensing and inspecting used Cisco equipment, you can certain that the equipment is in proper condition, running the latest and greatest stable software, and can deliver the full value you expect.

As a legitimate reseller, Network I.T. (netconsolutions.net) can give you a good value for your product. Network I.T. specializes in:

a.            CCIE Equipment

b.            CCNA Equipment

c.             CCNP Equipment

Network I.T. buys and sells used Cisco equipment. We ship all over Toronto, the GTA and throughout Canada.


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