Recycling used computers is a good idea, granted, much better than a one-way trip to the landfill, but there’s a much better approach: used computer remarketing.
Remarketing is About Extracting More Value
The idea behind remarketing is that most computers, especially those sourced from a corporate environment, have more life left in them than one might think. This is a result of two thoughts: Corporate environments tend to take much better care of their IT assets, and many companies take pride in staying on the cutting edge of technology, so they’ll replace computers on a fairly brisk 3-5 year cycle.
In general corporate computers are newer and in better overall shape, and will therefore be much more attractive to potential buyers. You’ve spent a good deal of money on IT equipment and have taken good care of it. It’s an asset, and you should be able to recoup some of those assets on your way to upgrading.
Is Your First Instinct to Recycle?
When you choose to recycle your used computers you end up paying someone to wipe the equipment clean and haul away the computers to a recycling center. This can be monetarily and environmentally wasteful as you pay for the removal of something you’ve already paid for once!
Think Computer Remarketing
Used computer remarketing service providers will take your used computer equipment, wipe the data clean, refurbish the equipment, and resell the computer on your behalf, sharing in the profits with you. Good vendors have established channels of buyers who are looking for just the kind of equipment you may be currently paying someone else to dispose of, and in general they will pay more, because of the vendor’s history of well-sourced, quality IT equipment.
Go with the Best
CWI has been an industry leader in IT asset recovery and remarketing for nearly 20 years. Find out how much of your IT investment we can recycle right back into your company’s pocket!