We hope it’s no secret by now that many used IT assets like hard drives, processors and servers retain significant value even after they’ve outlived a company’s intended use. However, earning cash back on an asset like a used server can be of even greater benefit when companies understand how to go about server reselling wisely. Whether you’re conducting a company-wide IT overhaul or are anxious to get rid of a single server, consider the following tips for a successful server reselling experience.
Know exactly what you want to sell, beforehand.
Determining how many servers you want to sell before beginning the reselling process is always a good strategy. Even though companies like our own can conduct an initial valuation of your servers, determining the exact number of servers you’re willing to sell, along with noting their make, models and other defining characteristics can not only expedite the valuation process, but can ensure that nothing’s overlooked. When reviewing the servers you want to sell, identify which of your servers can be resold. Though we accept servers from most major manufacturers like IBM, Sun, HP and Dell, it can save time and hassle to confirm your server’s eligibility beforehand. It’s also wise to look into competitive price points for each of your server models to get an initial idea of how much you could potentially earn. Keep in mind the age of your server, too, as this will affect how we’re able to earn you cash. Is your server older than 5 years? Is it one generation old? Is it the latest model of server on the market? Age will determine whether your server is scrapped, has its components recycled, or sold in full on the market.
Avoid traditional recyclers and liquidators.
Turning to traditional recycling firms and large liquidators is a buy-back technique of the past. These options for server resell still exist, of course, but they typically don’t offer companies the best price points for used IT assets. The reality is that companies seeking the most return on their servers (which we assume is everyone), will benefit from an IT asset management firm like Exit Technologies that focuses on recovering value rather than recycling metal. Our years of experience in the industry and extensive insight into competitive market prices for all makes and models of servers allows us to work with you as a partner to help you get the most money for your assets.
Get on our most wanted list (and consider revenue sharing).
Maximize your returns on investment by signing up for our most wanted list, which keeps you regularly updated with information concerning the IT assets currently in high demand on the market. This provides companies direct insight as to which of their aging or excess servers, or other assets, could earn them top dollar throughout the year. When selling your used servers, also consider the benefit of participating in a revenue sharing program. These programs, such as the one facilitated by Exit Technologies, allows companies to remarket their used IT assets across broader sales networks, e-Commerce platforms and even auctions. This type of partnership can be ideal for companies that may need to sell back large quantities of servers or that have more diverse resell needs.
How can I tell how much my old server is worth?
Companies can get an estimate of server value with an on-site audit conducted by professionals from Exit Technologies. After an audit, we’ll send you a purchase order and prepare for the shipment of your assets.
How can I get my old server shipped out?
After an asset audit and purchase order, you can ship us your IT assets yourself, or we’ll be happy to pick up your assets right on site.