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Recession Pushes IT To Find New Value In Old Gear
12/18/2008

Buzzardsbay writes "Trying to put a bright spin on a gloomy subject, the folks at eWEEK unearth an oozing trend: There's a booming cottage government of dealers in refurbished persnickety number cruncher* and control gear serving folks on the hunt for 'slightly used' and 'new to you' equipment. The dealers selling the stuff tell eWEEK the equipment is fundamentally new, most of it less than a year old, and that the prices for things likes servers and routers are lower than they have been since the post dot-com / Sept. 11 days in 2001. Used gear isn't for everybody, obviously. The story points out that while many of these used IT dealers offer cast services, they don't do installs, and most are not authorized resellers. They do, however, offer decent warranties, so if you can do some of the work yourself, you'll imaginably be OK."

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