In today's modern world there is rarely a day which goes by that there is not a new modern innovation being promoted. Everyone is in a rush to get the newest "toy" to stay current. So why buy refurbished? When it comes to buying phones for your business, there are mainly two types of consumers. There are those who already own a phone system and want to maintain it, and there are those who are starting out and need a low cost phone system to get their business off the ground. Refurbished products can assist both consumers greatly.
In regards to the already established business, the consumer can save up to 80% off of buying new. However, most of the older phone systems out there are no longer being manufactured. I get asked all of the time if I have a particular phone, like the Nortel T7316, brand new. The corporation Nortel went out of business a few years ago. While there may be a handful of brand new Nortel T7316 phones on the market, the vast majority will be have been used. The consumer can spend countless hours hunting down a new phone which will cost triple what a refurbished phone would, buy a refurbished replacement which are plentiful on the market, or completely upgrade their phone system to something that is brand new (which will costs thousands of dollars, plus having to learn how to use the new equipment). Refurbished equipment is restored to like new condition and are under warranty resulting in a money saving advantage to those purchasing refurbed phones to maintain their current systems.
Those companies who are just starting out looking for a low cost solution to buying brand new will be more than satisfied with refurbished as they will still have money in their pockets to help fund other necessities in running a business. You can purchase a completely refurbished phone system for a few hundred dollars depending on your demands. The more demands like caller ID and voicemail raise the purchase price, but still will never compare to a brand new system. As long as the customer realizes their requirements up front and is clear when purchasing the refurbished system all that is left is to hire an installer to program it.
With the above being said, this article is only dealing with the financial savings to the costumer and not relating to the fact these products being refurbished are not ending up in a landfill as these sorts of electronics will take millions of years to biodegrade. Look for future posts on e-waste and how Business Telephone Sales cares about the earth and the steps we take to maintain our “green” philosophy.