Has your company tasked you with the responsibility of figuring out what to do with a surplus of used IT assets? Or maybe you’re on the fence about upgrading your infrastructure and not sure where to start. Well then, this article is written specifically for you. As if you need any other reason rather than making money by selling your used IT equipment, we’ve got it! In fact, we have five reasons why you should sell your used IT equipment.
A key reason most companies have for wanting to sell or recycle old IT assets is because the current equipment is outdated. By upgrading old equipment to newer equipment, they’re also improving the performance of their machines.
By selling used equipment, a business is given an opportunity to reinvest the profits back into new IT equipment or other equipment that may be lacking.
Selling used assets creates an opportunity for purchase upgraded models, translating into faster speeds, increased storage capacity, improved security features, and all-around better performance. Most organizations these days use technology in order to gain an upper leg on the competition. Using the most up-to-date equipment can help you stay ahead.
Free Up Valuable Real Estate
One of the most frustrating issues facing companies both large and small is having your used IT equipment taking up valuable real estate, collecting dust, and taking up other precious resources.
Selling or recycling the used assets will put money on the balance sheet, and free up space for something more useful. In some cases, a surplus of retired IT equipment is held in a storage unit, which also costs money to rent out. By relieving the overhead costs associated with the used equipment, you can really come out ahead.
Instead of selling your old IT equipment you can chose to donate it. In most cases, the write-off you receive on your taxes may actually be more valuable than the return you receive by selling the equipment.
By donating your old assets, you also lessen depreciation on your assets, allowing you to take a tax write-off at a higher value than the asset would’ve sold for.
Donating your used equipment can be done directly through an ITAD vendor. Just let them know the charity you would like to donate the proceeds to, and they handle the rest. With a large number of schools practicing remote learning due to the pandemic, there are actually many that are accepting donations of old PCs and laptops for students to use from home. Either way, your used equipment can go to a greater cause.
Before choosing donate, you will want to consult with your financial department and tax professional to see if this is the best option for you.
The depreciation of an asset is essentially a decrease in its value and an excellent reason to sell used equipment. Selling your used IT equipment earlier will produce higher market values than waiting until its obsolete.
It’s a no brainer. the longer your equipment is in service, the less value it retains.
Updated Security Measures
As with any type of aging technology, older IT equipment becomes more vulnerable to security risks if they’re not updated to the most current software.
Older, more mature equipment can be more defenseless to viruses and malware, because they’re not outfitted with the necessary security measures designed to protect against newer forms of attacks.
IT assets that are obsolete and on the verge of retirement also have a higher risk of failing completely, resulting in disrupted operations and potential loss of data.
It’s Easier Than You Think
If we were going to add a sixth reason to the list of why you should consider selling used IT equipment, it’d be because it’s too simple not to. For those that are new to the idea of decommissioning IT equipment, it may seem like a daunting task. The truth is, it can be. No sugar coating here. Depending on the amount of equipment you are looking to sell, it can be quite the undertaking to do it alone. Partnering with an IT Asset Disposition vendor like We Buy Used IT Equipment will take all of the worry and stress off your plate. Simply send us a list of the equipment you’re interested in selling (you can do that here), and our friendly team of equipment experts will get back to you with a free, no obligation quote. Once the offer is agreed upon, we take care of the rest including: logistics and shipping costs from start to finish, data destruction if required, and even a certificate of completion once the job is done. All you need to do is sit back, relax, and collect your money. If it sounds too good to be true, give us an opportunity to show you why we’ve been an industry leader since 1965. We let our reputation speak for itself.