For companies considering upgrading or selling their old IT assets, there is always the looming question of whether or not their IT assets are too old to retrieve any reasonable value. This uncertainty can keep you and your company from pulling the trigger on any decisions to proceed with a project. Although it depends on what you’re selling and how old the assets are, you’d be surprised what equipment IT asset recovery companies will still buy or at least recycle, and how much they would be willing to give you for those assets.
To help you in recognizing what may or may not still have value, we have created a table that outlines the types of equipment IT Liquidators purchases. This table also includes the minimum system requirements, the range of value for the equipment, and the top brands for that type of equipment:
|Equipment Type||Minimum requirements (specs/configuration)||Range of Value||Top Brands|
|Business Phones||VoIP phones only; no analog or digital phones||$12.00 – $90.00||Cisco, Polycom, ShoreTel|
|Desktops||Dual-Core 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM, 80GB Hard Drive||$25.00 – $150.00||Dell, HP, Lenovo|
|Laptops||Dual-Core 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM, 80GB Hard Drive||$35.00 – $225.00||Dell, HP, Lenovo|
|Projectors||DLP, LCD, LED with Working Bulb||$20.00 – $100.00||Dell, Epson, Infocus|
|Routers/Firewalls||No minimum requirements||$20.00 – $1,000.00||Cisco, Juniper, Palo Alto|
|Servers||Dual QuadCore Processors, 4GB RAM||$35.00 – $1,500.00||Dell, HP, IBM|
|Storage Arrays||Arrays with SAS or SATA Drives – 300GB+||$150.00 – $2,500.00||NetApp, EMC, HP|
|Switches – Ethernet||Gigabit Switch Ports Only (No 10/100)||$15.00 – $3,000.00||Cisco, HP, Dell, Juniper|
|Switches – Fiber/iSCSI||4GB Fiber Ports or iSCSI ports||$85.00 – $2,000.00||Cisco, Brocade, QLogic|
The minimum requirement specs and configurations are what IT Liquidators prefers when purchasing used IT assets. However, just because your equipment doesn’t meet these specs doesn’t necessarily mean that they are worthless. In other words, you should still submit an asset valuation form through a company like IT Liquidators (free of charge) to find out for sure whether or not you can recover value on your assets.
The range of value of each type of equipment will change over time as IT assets tend to depreciate in value between 3-5% per month, and demand for certain assets changes over time. This being said, it is recommended that you get your equipment valuated and decide whether or not you will accept the offer you receive in a timely manner to avoid losing additional value on your equipment.
Although this table is fairly time sensitive, it is still a good indication of what your IT equipment is worth currently to IT Liquidators. We recommend for the best long-term interests of your company that you develop a relationship with a single IT asset disposition company that will give you the best price for your equipment and protect your sensitive data through certified data destruction. If the equipment has no value, we will ethically recycle it without compromising sensitive data stored on your equipment.