IBM Certified Pre-owned Equipment
Our pre-owned asset certification program gets you quality IBM pre-owned equipment at competitive prices. We take in pre-owned IBM equipment, refurbish it to current manufacturing standards. According to a Gartner report, “depending on the complexity, location, age and product density of the equipment on order, savings can be 50% to 70% off the discounted price of new, functionally equivalent hardware."1
Every unit is factory refurbished and tested to original IBM manufacturing specifications, so you get the performance and reliability you have come to expect from IBM. Lease, purchase outright, or create your own tailored financing solution. All IBM systems qualify for optional IBM maintenance.
When pre-owned is right for you
Over more than 30 years in the industry, we’ve identified several situations where investing in pre-owned equipment can be an effective alternative in meeting your IT requirements:
A short window to reap the benefits of your system often precludes you from receiving the savings that a long-term investment will deliver.When you are maintaining an existing IT environment
Adding capacity to an existing environment, keeping it up to date or simply maintaining a legacy system often requires assets that are no longer available on the market. You can meet all your IT requirements by financing a blend of pre-owned and new equipment.When core IT functionality is all you need
When you need solid, dependable IT equipment, but the newest IT doesn’t fit into your current business strategy, you can save on resources with pre-owned assets.When you need an efficient backup system or swing kit
When you need an additional system for disaster recovery plans, peak load periods, development, data-migration (swing kit) or testing, pre-owned assets are a cost-effective way to get what you need.When resources are low
When your acquisition costs are lower, you save money in the long term as well as the short. The savings range from lowering your initial expenses to lowering IT training and software licensing costs, saving you money throughout the IT lifecycle.When IT sustainability is essential
Reuse of IT equipment is a cost effective way to meet your IT needs while also helping the environment.
Certified Pre-owned Equipment
IBM Certified Pre-owned Equipment features the quality and reliability you expect from IBM. Backed by a 90 day quality satisfaction guarantee, IBM Certified Pre-owned product purchases are refurbished, tested and certified using rigorous processes and original manufacturing standards, and all systems qualify for optional IBM maintenance.
UNIX, midrange, mainframe servers and storage certification process
- Tested and factory refurbished to the original manufacturing standards
- 90-day quality satisfaction guarantee
1 Source: Gartner, Used-Hardware Resellers Offer Hardware and Support Cost Savings, February 5, 2015.
**LIMITED SUPPLY OF IBM CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED EQUIPMENT: These IBM certified pre-owned products cannot be reordered once they sell out. IBM Global Financing has the right to refuse or cancel orders placed for IBM Certified Pre-owned Equipment, even if IBM Global Financing has confirmed receipt of your order. If you submit an order for IBM Certified Pre-owned Equipment that sells out, and the product cannot be fulfilled through existing inventory, IBM Global Financing shall contact you and advise you of the stock outage. Confirmation of orders is not equal to acceptance. Information regarding our LIMITED warranty can be found at the following website: ibm.com/shop/used; select "Warranty Information" from left navigation bar, then select “IBM Certified Pre-owned System Warranty.”