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, rent, purchase outright, or create your own tailored financing solution. All IBM systems qualify for optional IBM maintenance.

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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:

When your IT requirements are temporary

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

When you need an additional system for disaster recovery plans, peak load periods, development 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 you need a fast turnaround

Pre-owned assets are in stock and have a 48-hour turnaround. When you can get your new IT quickly, you can meet short-term or sudden project changes and respond to new business opportunities with speed and clarity. We offer immediate delivery on any of our large inventory of pre-owned PCs and notebooks, printers, Intel servers, peripherals, midrange and mainframe servers, and storage and networking products.

When IT sustainability is essential

Reuse of IT equipment is a cost effective way to meet your IT needs while also helping the environment.

Global Asset Recovery Solutions

Our pre-owned equipment is sourced from our Global Asset Recovery Solutions program for end of lease equipment and excess IBM inventory, and refurbished to IBM manufacturing specifications.

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Pre-approved for Pre-owned

It’s easier than ever to acquire IBM Certified Pre-owned servers and storage. Get pre-approved financing up to a total transaction size of £250,000, with a maximum of 20% IBM Software, no credit review needed!

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Our guarantees

We have two types of guarantee programs: Certified Pre-owned Equipment and Selected Warranty.

Certified Pre-owned Equipment
IBM Certified Pre-owned Equipment features the quality and reliability you expect from IBM. Backed by a seven-day money back guarantee and limited warranties, IBM Certified Pre-owned PC product purchases are refurbished, tested and certified using rigorous processes and original manufacturing standards, and all systems qualify for optional IBM maintenance.

Personal computers certification process

  • Testing and verification of all parts (including refurbished notebook batteries)
  • Fully loaded operating system software
  • Cleaning of equipment both inside and out
  • Hard drive data cleansing
  • 90-day satisfaction guarantee

Printer and monitor certification process

  • Rigorous full-function test
  • Cleaning the equipment inside and out
  • 90-day quality satisfaction guarantee

UNIX, midrange and mainframe servers; storage and networking certification process

  • Tested and factory refurbished to the original manufacturing standards
  • 90-day quality satisfaction guarantee

Selected warranty
Available only on select items, our selected pre-owned IBM server and storage systems warranty process gives you a warranty that is normally available only on new systems. This option is ideal for clients who are adding to an existing infrastructure that uses machine types or models no longer in production.

Through IBM systems (selected servers) and IBM storage (selected storage devices), your pre-owned assets are tested and refurbished to factory standards, and given the same warranty as equivalent new systems.

UNIX, midrange and mainframe servers; storage and networking selected warranty process

  • Tested and factory refurbished to the original manufacturing standards
  • Select used IBM pre-owned server systems are available with the same warranty as new

Get maintenance bundled into your pre-owned assets

IBM Global Financing can bundle IBM maintenance support on select assets into a single financial package, in partnership with IBM Global Technology Services. Get a pre-owned server with one year of service refurbished to like-new functionality, and pair it with 24-hour maintenance coverage at no additional charge during the service period.

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