5 Ways to Prep Your Tech for Resale

Nov 23, 2021

Trying to get a little extra cash flow reselling your company’s computers, servers, or another tech? Here are a few simple steps to take to get ready for a smooth process.

  1. Make Sure You Have All the Parts

A major factor in how much you can get for your used tech is whether or not you have the complete package. Buyers aren’t looking to pick up bits here and there, particularly for IT assets and other office equipment. You’re going to be losing money if you don’t have everything that goes with it.

Ideally, you should even have the box and the documentation that came with it. Holding onto boxes also makes it easy to store unused accessories somewhere that you’ll find them when it comes time to sell.

  1. Back-Up All of Your Data

Of course, you’re going to have to ensure data security when reselling, but even before that, you need to be sure that you have additional copies of any essential files. Generally, you should do a full hard drive backup to avoid missing everything.

Transferring important files to other computers on the network or cloud services is essential for maintaining your company’s workflow. You certainly don’t want to find that you’ve deleted the last copy of some essential file.

  1. Know What You Have

The individual value of tech assets is going to come down to the specific model. You can’t simply say “computer for sale,” you’ll need to know the brand and model and the specs to communicate as well.

Buyers typically want to know what they’re buying beforehand. If not, they are likely looking for bottom-of-the-barrel prices. Almost all tech assets will have model numbers somewhere on them, so this step isn’t too hard.

  1. Create a Full List of Assets

Chances are your business will make the right choice and go with an IT asset disposition company to get the most money out of your reselling. If so, you want to have a list for your own purposes. While the company will provide you with a list, you should compare it with your own like any other business receipt.

  1. Ensure Proper Data Security

Deleting important files from your hard drive isn’t enough to give you reliable security when reselling tech assets. Before you can resell a device, you should have a professional company wipe it. Make sure that the company has the proper certifications and follows NIST standards.

Leaving seemingly innocuous files on your computer could lead to identity theft down the line if someone recovers that data. This goes for client and employee data stored on hard drives, so proper hard drive wiping is necessary to keep everyone protected.

Let SEAM Handle Your Tech Reselling

SEAM is an IT asset disposition company with the network of buyers necessary to get you the best rates and the fastest sales on used tech equipment here in South Dakota. We also take all of the required hard drive wiping steps, so give us a call to handle your reselling today.

SEAM provides IT recycling and data destruction services including onsite shredding and hard drive wiping to South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska.

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