Getting Money Back

Sep 5, 2017

How To Get the Highest value back From your IT Assets

When you are ready to upgrade or dispose of your used technology devices, they may still hold value. Remarketing your computer equipment instead of just recycling it provides a great opportunity to recover some of your initial investment and offset the cost of any services such as secure data destruction or disposal fees. To ensure you get the most value possible for your resale of your technology assets, follow these simple guidelines:

Know the Market.
Before planning any major refresh cycles or decommissioning projects, notify your IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) partner. They will help you identify equipment that should be scheduled first to optimize resale value. Common devices that procure higher returns include desktops, laptops, tablets, cell phones, server equipment and telecom equipment.

Keep it Complete.
When systems are missing parts or components, they become less valuable, which will drastically lower your remarketing return. Make sure your IT staff isn’t pulling parts from your equipment prior to disposal. Hard drives, power supplies, RAM, batteries, drive caddies, monitor stands, and any other detachable parts should be included with your end-of-use or end-of-life (EOL) equipment to maximize your return.

Handle with Care.
If your computers or phones have made it through your organization unscathed, take caution when preparing them for resale or disposal. Any damage will lower the resale value, and lower your return. Follow best practices when handling, packaging and shipping devices. Your ITAD partner can provide on-site decommissioning and packing services to properly handle equipment for you to make sure your asset value is protected.

Prepare Devices.
A few small adjustments can make a huge difference when preparing your equipment for resale. Removing BIOS passwords or locks will allow your ITAD partner to completely wipe your device, avoiding shredding and increasing your return value. Switches and Access Points should also be removed from your network to ensure they can be reused.

Avoid Destruction.
Many believe that hard drive shredding is the only sure way to securely destroy your data, but using a certified ITAD partner for data erasure also ensures complete data wiping, audited by a third party to guarantee compliance with the latest industry standards. Your ability to rely on a trusted partner will help you make the decision that is right for your specific organization and IT equipment.

Move Quickly.
With constantly changing technology, the resale value of your IT devices can quickly depreciate. Avoid stockpiling equipment in closets or storage spaces. The sooner you remarket your equipment the better chance you have of getting a higher remarketing value back. Consider implementing a scheduled pickup with your ITAD partner along with a designated, secure area for employees to place items when they are ready for disposal.

SEAM offers an extensive remarketing program to maximize returns on your technology assets. We thoroughly clean, test, and refurbish equipment adhering to the strictest standards in the industry to ensure the highest possible value is recovered and all data is protected. For those who choose remarketing, the return may offset expenses and in some cases, may even turn a profit. Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and serving customers in Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and the greater South Dakota area- we are here to help! Contact us to learn more.

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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