Is your IT equipment no longer meeting your needs, and impeding your businesses processes? You could have an impending upgrade and need to get rid of your old equipment quickly, but would like to realise some value. Or has your business moved to a cloud solution and you need to realise your IT assets as soon as possible?

There are many scenarios in which you’d want to sell your hardware, and most 2, 3 and 4 year old technology can still hold value, so you could be sitting on an unrealised cash resource.

First, here are some tips:

Ready to sell? Here’s how to achieve a great result

You’ll achieve a better price, and a swifter, easier transaction if you follow these guidelines:

  • Providing an accurate date for collection may allow your buyer to pre-sell your equipment, often for more money than just buying for stock, increasing your selling price.
  • Provide as much of the configuration detail as possible, usually best done before the machines are powered down so you can give part number and revision level detail. It can make a big difference.
  • Make sure any licences that travel with your hardware are included in the Bill of Materials (BOM), as these are valuable and can make the difference between an offer and a “no thank you”.
  • The rack kits or rack mounting rails, which have been supporting your server or communications equipment are often custom designed, and may be worth hundreds of dollars if included in the sale.

Participate in the process and improve your price

The following tasks must be done in order to successfully remove and transfer your equipment from your premises. You can choose to undertake any or all of these, or leave them to expert subcontractors. Naturally, the more you do yourself, the better the price you’ll receive for your equipment.

  • Decommissioning
  • Removal from racking
  • Wrapping and packing
  • Palletising
  • Safe removal from site
  • Storage
  • Auditing
  • Testing
  • Disk wiping/destruction
  • ISO14001 report for any non-value items

Simple steps to follow

At Touchpoint, we’re always seeking to purchase quality used server, storage and networking hardware. We have a mature and active market of local and international dealers in these products who are always seeking new stock.

Because we service clients across all points of the technology curve, we receive hardware requests from leading edge to legacy.

If you have Enterprise class hardware you no longer require, Touchpoint Technology can assure you of a competitive price, a straightforward transaction and the option of a professional decommissioning and removal service if you need it.

We’ve also perfected a simple and very effective series of steps for purchasing used IT hardware, making the process very easy for you.

  • Step 1.  Give us a call.  Contact us, and our expert assessors will quickly evaluate your equipment. We’ll give you a fast and accurate quotation, allowing you to move quickly through the decision making process.
  • Step 2.  Receive a firm, written and competitive quote based on current market demand for your products.  This will include a promise of prompt payment after removal.
  • Step 3.  Once the quote is agreed upon, we will collaborate with you to create a suitable date and time for decommissioning and removal of your equipment. Our professional team will attend your premises and complete this step with minimal disruption to your business.
  • Step 4.  Data security. A crucial step, all equipment is securely wiped of all legacy data and an audit certificate issued, referring to the serial numbers of every piece of now defunct hardware.
  • Step 5.  Prompt payment for your IT equipment. Server and communication hardware is a huge capital investment for your organisation.  We understand it’s important to recoup funds as quickly as possible, especially if you’ve already invested in an expensive upgrade.

And if your equipment really is past it’s useful life, we can recycle it in accordance with ISO14001 and provide a Certificate of Destruction for your Environmental Management team. Your data will be safely wiped and we’ll provide you with a hassle free solution where we do all the ‘heavy lifting.’ Please contact us with any questions you have regarding your old hardware and receive some expert advice from one of our specialists.