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Vibrant buys and sells new and used Cisco Networking
Hardware from the latest Cisco Catalyst Switches, Routers, Wireless and
Security devices to End of Service Models which are no longer offered
new. We carry a massive inventory of equipment allowing us to offer deep
discounts and immediate delivery, not to mention incredible value and
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Used Cisco Hardware and Vibrant Background:
If you are looking to buy networking
hardware, you might not even be aware that there are great alternative
options available offering the quality you demand, but at tremendous
value. With any pre-owned product, you as a buyer need to trust the
seller and dig into their track record.
1998, Vibrant Technologies has focused on used IT hardware in like-new
condition, at a price that makes even the most expensive items
affordable for businesses who may be strapped for cash. As you try to
get a new business of the ground or update a struggling business, you
need the latest technologies, but without the requisite funds, it can
feel impossible to move forward. Buying used hardware gives you the
ability to save some money and still benefit from high end technology.
What kind of second hand Cisco kit is available?
average, it takes between one and two years of a technology’s lifespan
to cycle back to secondary market resellers. However, with the recent
economic downturn, there has been an influx of new and “late-model”
networking hardware flooding the channel as companies sell or get rid of
their hardware to either keep the lights on, or because they have
downsized and just don’t need as much firepower. These days, it may only
take a few months for Cisco products to move from the “new” category to
the “barely used” category. As a result, Vibrant Technologies is able
to offer surprisingly current Cisco hardware.
In our 50,000 sq ft facility and warehouse,
we stock millions of dollars worth of Cisco equipment – over 100,000
products at any given time. We can deliver exactly what you require, in a
range of capabilities, at a range of prices that work for you.
Buy Cisco equipment used with assurance:
There is a spectrum of resellers selling
used Cisco hardware, but it’s essential you work with a trusted,
established market leader. Be wary of any dealer that will not confirm
that the items they offer are authentic Cisco items on open market
places. We’ve built an extensive, vetted supply network to stock only
the highest quality equipment at the best prices, all backed by a
guarantee of authenticity and Vibrant warranty. We’ve built a respected
name over 15 years by taking the long view with our clients and can
deliver that promise to you as well.
Reputable sellers only deal in the highest
quality hardware, with a strong warranty and support program. Just
because a product is used doesn’t mean you have to take a risk to
purchase it. Secondary market items should see extensive cleaning,
proper refurbishment, and testing (along with a warranty add-on) before
they are put back on the market. One of the common used technology myths
is you are just going to buy something a different buying sent back
because it did not work. That is not how we do business at Vibrant
channels we use to obtain our equipment are completely legitimate and
screened (most are probably users like you), and it is completely
acceptable for private or public firms to purchase used Cisco hardware
in the United States thanks to our free market economy that supports
your rights to resale. You bought it, you own it… and can resell it.
We not only sell used equipment, but buy too. If you have Cisco Hardware (or servers or storage, too), please let us know!
Where does our Cisco hardware supply come from?
are many sources of our used Cisco Hardware, and very rarely is that
source via defective returns. When it is a customer return, the
circumstance must be that they simply wanted to swap out their hardware
for something more recent, not that it stopped working, had developed
bugs, or was now too obsolete for their needs.
companies lease their hardware, as it allows them the chance to
exchange technology as often as required and reduce capital expenses
(CapEx). When leases mature or are terminated, they’re returned to the
leasing companies, who we partner with Off-lease equipment is generally
still in excellent working order thanks to a rigid maintenance schedule
and the equipment’s use in professional data centers and network rooms.
in companies, when one department gets a technology overhaul, the
entire departments gets a fresh coat of hardware, even if the servers,
switches, routers, phones, or firewalls still had many years of life
left in them. These pieces of hardware are either exchanged or sold back
to retailers or provider companies. We love Cisco buy backs like
these, from IT users and professionals as we know it helps them save
money on their purchase or provides the opportunity for departmental
other cases, Resellers and Distributers in the primary authorized
channel may find that they have mis-ordered or overstocked equipment
intended for a customer. When the networking product doesn’t get
included in the sale, these never-used items will become part of the
secondary market and move on to “used” retailers like us.
manufacturers produce more of one kind of hardware or another. When it
is not used by retailers, it too moves on to used sellers, though it has
never actually been used.
companies experience bankruptcy or have to liquidate their assets, one
of the first things to go is their technology assets. These products are
often still perfectly good, and can be resold at a discounted rate.
from all of these sources does not automatically or immediately go back
on the market. Before something is marketed as “used,” it must be
tested and verified to ensure that it will work just as well for its
second owner as it did for its first. We also provide a second burn-in
of the equipment with our thorough testing process.
How can I be sure my Cisco is authentic?
you buy from a reputable seller like Vibrant, you can be assured that
you have a partner looking out for you and inspecting items for
authenticity while also acquiring equipment from trusted sources. But
keep these guidelines in mind while considering used hardware:
something sounds too good to be true, it just might be. If the seller
offers “brand new” hardware at outrageous discounts, you might
legitimately wonder if most of the tech on their page, if not all of it,
just by looking for anomalies on your hardware, you can get clues as to
whether it is or isn’t legitimate Cisco product. Overly shiny screws,
messy welding, cut-rate board points, obviously fake packaging, and
badly placed serial number stickers are all signs of a counterfeit item
and should be noted and questioned.
What is the Cisco gray market?
“gray market” is an often misconstrued term favorite by big tech
manufacturers and often confuses people looking to buy refurbished
hardware. Gray and refurbished are not the same thing.
the gray market is where a seller provides brand new equipment that was
intended for a foreign market. The manufacturer tries to sell for
lower prices in that market and the grey marketer takes advantage of
that differential in a stroke of arbitrage, then undercutting the
authorized channel in the more expensive market – with their own
equipment. It looks like a price reduction, but in reality, it is just a
transferring of goods from one location/market to another. Not all
used resellers are gray market sellers.
Technologies is primarily focused on the resale of used and refurbished
networking equipment and it’s rare that we have grey market
opportunities, but we’re always 100% up front in those scenarios.
What can I expect to save by buying Cisco hardware from Vibrant?
with any substantial commodity market, the current environment
conditions will ultimately dictate the exact number. In general, you can
expect to see 50-90% off the original price for a truly used and
refurbished piece of hardware, and 40%-60% off for unused surplus items.
are incredible savings, especially for new or struggling businesses who
cannot afford to dish out a lot of money, but still want the best
technology available. But these companies aren’t the only ones who might
purchase used equipment. Fortune 500 companies across the world have
realized the benefits of buying used technology. Many government
organizations, universities, school systems, and non-profits also
purchase and benefit from the savings of used hardware.
Cisco gear saves you money, but also hassle. Unlike other used sellers
and even unlike many sellers of new equipment, Vibrant Technologies
offers a gauntlet of warranties and safeguards that makes buying used a
much more cost-effective investment than buying new.
Isn’t new better than used?
you contact a retailer who markets new Cisco technology, they will tell
you that your only safe bet is to purchase a new piece of hardware.
That simply isn’t true.
sellers don’t just buy up any used piece of hardware and turn around
and sell it to the first waiting buyer. There is a testing and cleaning
regimen that all equipment must endure before it is ready to be sold
again. We also load test all ports, running massive amounts of network
traffic through each one, simulating maximum network load in an effort
to achieve our goal of better than new quality.
marketer of new Cisco hardware will tell you that used technology has
no protection, no maintenance plans, and no technical support. In
reality, warranties offered for used products can be much better than
warranties offered for new products. There are maintenance programs that
make sure the customer has technical support whenever they need it. And
all this for a much lower cost than new technology.
biggest concern for most buyers is the fact that someone else has
already used and returned the product, so there must be something wrong
with it. Vibrant Technologies is not going to sell something just
because it is used. We offer only the best, most functional items, and
we will never try to sell you a defunct piece of hardware and we will
always support you before, during and after the sale.
word “used,” in many areas of the market often means that something is
not as good as new. Used cars, for example, are often viewed to be less
reliable than new cars. This stigma should not apply to used technology
from reputable sellers. In fact, used technology is often a more
appropriate choice than new technology. It integrates better into
existing networks. It has been tested, not only by our quality control
experts, but also by the previous owners. So used equipment has two
cycles of testing from Vibrant, field-testing by users like yourself and
a 2nd burn-in by our expert technicians in our professional testing facility and lab.
the best feature of all: you never have to pay for features you don’t
want. As technology progresses, hardware is equipped with more and more
features. And while you may not want or need all of those features, you
are going to have to pay for them. Going back to our car analogy, on a
new car, you are going to have to pay for Bluetooth, for example,
whether or not you want or need it. With a used car, you only have to
pay for the features you are going to use. The same goes for used
used hardware, you get only what you want, and you don’t have to dole
out a lot of money to pay for it. Whether you are equipping your whole
office or just a few desks, it is more cost-efficient, and you get the
same great technology that retailers of new hardware are offering.
Are there warranties for used hardware?
– every product sold by Vibrant is given a warranty and guaranteed.
Warranties vary depending on what kind of technology they apply to.
From thirty day return policies to lifetime warranties, different kinds
of technologies will have different kinds of warranties, and those
warranties will have different lengths and terms. The specific terms of
your warranty will be laid out before you buy, either via online sale or
also offers extended maintenance plans for Cisco equipment and there
are always uplift warranties available for sale beyond our standard
What condition will my Cisco hardware purchase be in?
you’re buying from an unscrupulous seller, you may see damaged or
poorly packaged goods, in flimsy boxes, with little to no padding. These
products will not have been cleaned, nor will they have been tested, no
matter how much you pay for them.
Vibrant Technologies, we pride ourselves on offering only the best
hardware. “Like new” used items should not only work like new, they
should also look like new.
in mind that few people are going to see a switch or router with a
scratch on its side and think anything of it. Some people are obsessed
with new technology because of its beauty, not because of its utility or
features. As a piece of hardware sits in a home or office, it gets
normal wear and tear, and this does not necessarily affect how the
product actually works. Do not get too hung up on the exterior of a
router or server, because the exterior condition rarely reflects how
well something works. Plus it typically sits in a rack where you’d never
see a scratch or ding, but you should still expect top quality
occasion, some dealers will offer additional discounts on items that
work perfectly well, but have a few nicks and scratches. Of course, you
should know about this “scratch and dent” condition before you purchase,
not when you take the item out of the box.
How can I know you are a credible seller?
are several criteria to look for when choosing a reputable dealer of
used Cisco hardware. These include years of service, references,
membership in key trade organizations, quality, and service and support.
We don’t expect you just to take our word that we’re the most reliable
source for remarketed IT equipment. We provide you with the facts and
allow you to make your own informed decision based on our background and
In any reputable seller, you should assess their credibility by seeing how well they adhere to the following guidelines:
some research and see what kind of internet presence the company has
built for themselves. Do independent, third-party reviewers have good
things to say about the company? Are they properly secured by the right
companies? Can you check their eBay rating or BBB account?
check and make sure there is proper contact information displayed. If
they refuse to give up even a customer support phone number, you can be
sure they are not a credible company.
established sellers will provide plenty of customer reviews and
testimonials. They should readily show you that they have a wide variety
of satisfied customers. The reviews, however, shouldn’t ALL be perfect
ever time. It seems paranoid, but if every single one of their reviews
is glowing, it might be a sign that they are paying for ratings, not
getting genuine feedback from their customers.
should also be clear information about product warranties and how they
ensure they are selling quality, legitimate equipment.
that have been in business for a long time, that have survived the test
of time, and have plenty of great customer reviews, are most likely
companies that are safe to do business with.
it comes to the quality of the products, you are going to want to be
able to find out where these products have come from. As stated above,
most come from other companies, who are either switching out their
technology at the end of a lease, or selling off their hardware because
of a liquidation. Obtaining items form both of these sources is
completely legal and helps reduce waste in the market, not to mention it
means the equipment has been well serviced and maintained.
will also want to be sure that each product is tested and verified
before it is returned to the market. It may be cheaper for some
companies to simply pick up the items and turn around and put them back
up for sale, but at Vibrant Technologies, we want to be sure that our
products work as well when you use them as the day they were first
installed. Vibrant isn’t simply an asset recover, but adds value and
assurance to the purchasing process for our IT buyers.
the area of service and support, you will want to look for companies
that offer you great warranty options, and have a contingency plan in
place in case the item you bought fails to function as promised. If they
do offer a replacement piece, you will want the same warranty
guarantees and a short turnaround time. You will also want to be offered
your pick of replacement hardware. There are certain risks that go
along with IT hardware purchases, and you want to be sure that the
company you purchase from can fully remove that from the equation… we
take the long view with our clients and it has served us towards a
strong 15 years of business in IT and networking resale.
Technologies strives to fulfill all of these qualifications. Not only
can we guarantee that you will find our service friendly and supportive,
but also hassle-free and authentic. You shouldn’t have to put out
thousands of dollars just to ensure that you have the same technological
edge that your competitors do.
Does buying used Cisco products help the environment?
used hardware definitely helps the environment. Because tech hardware
developments happen so quickly, and, in reality, will only increase in
rapidity, today’s advancements are quickly considered obsolete. Most
experts believe it is only a few months before new technology is
replaced by something faster, more capable, smaller, and more
this means that all of those old computers, routers, servers, and
phones go into the landfill. Imagine if every few months that a new
model came out, everyone in the world threw out their old hardware and
went out and purchased a new item. The landfills are already full of
discarded technology, but it would be so much more if there weren’t
people who either held on to their perfectly fine technology or decided
to buy up some of the used hardware, instead of new hardware.
Now, retailers that only deal new items
will tell you that the problem is not that extreme. They will tell you
that technology does not turn over that quickly, and that most of the
materials used in the production is recyclable. And while it is true
that advancements are made every day, and it takes years for hardware to
truly become obsolete, it is not true that most production materials
It is true, in contrast, that though the
materials themselves cannot necessarily be recycled, the hardware can
be. Thousands of used items are discard every year by their users,
either in favor of something “newer,” “better,” or just “different.”
Actually using the IT hardware uses a fraction of the energy used to
manufacture a PC, server or networking device. While we all strive for
energy efficiency gains, keep in mind there is almost always great value
in re-use over replacement.
Instead of allowing those perfectly good
items to just be thrown away, secondary market retailers like us buy
these items and sell them at deep discounts. And you can find exactly
what you want or need when it comes to these technologies. Like stated
above, you don’t have to pay for features you don’t want. Cisco
hardware is made to last.
And the best part is that not only do you
keep like-new pieces of hardware out of the scrap heap, you help reduce
the amount of new products that are being produced. By purchasing used
equipment, you allow one less computer, phone, server, etc. to be
produced, saving those materials, and the pollutants that are often used
to create them, from entering the market and the atmosphere.
Used Cisco hardware (vs new), better
reflects the actual costs of production and technical value of your
networking buy, not the mark-ups that corporations put on their
Why Vibrant Technologies for used Cisco hardware?
Vibrant is a customer-first, long-standing
credible dealer of used Cisco hardware offering industry –leading
service, expertise and quality. We have an amazing selection and a great
warranty program. For more than fifteen years, we have been providing
quality, certified products to companies of all sizes and fields.
Vibrant has a great reputation in our
sector and a proven track record with our customers. We follow all of
the guidelines listed above to be a credible seller, and we take pride
in not only our products, but our ability to provide affordable
solutions to companies across the country and across the globe.
We carry thousands of pieces of networking
hardware, anything you could need or want, in a range of generations,
and all fully tested and certified. But we are not just providers of
hardware, we also provide the support you need to fully integrate your
new equipment, as well as service or replace it if need be.
Overall, we strive to provide the best
solutions for all your network needs, at the very best prices. When you
purchase used hardware, there is a level of risk involved. But there is
also a level of risk involved in purchasing a new piece of hardware. You
do not know if it will work until you get it home and actually set it
up. Used technology has already been set up and successfully
And unlike other sellers, we are never
going to sell your something that has failed to work, either for the
previous owner, or for our team of hardware specialists.
Gone are the day where you could only buy
new technology and all else was discarded. Consumers like you are
realizing the utility of used Cisco kit, and are taking advantage of the
discounts available to those who buy used.
Buying technology is an investment, not
only in the hardware, but also in your business. You need your items to
work, and you don’t want to have to worry about not being able to get
the tech support you need. Take the risk out of purchasing technology
and invest in our quality used Cisco routers, switches, modules, severs,
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