If your business is upgrading the IT department, you may end up replacing some of the servers. While you can keep your used servers, you can also sell the used servers to a company that specialise in the selling of used servers. These same companies can value your equipment as well because no blue book or value guide exists for used servers. The price you will get for your used servers depends on a variety of things, including the age of the servers and the market demand.
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Take inventory of all the used servers that you want to sell. Make a list so that you know exactly what needs to be sold.
Value the used servers by getting valuation quotes from buyers of used servers. Some examples include World Data Products, Andover Consulting Group, Baker Street Resources and Salma Systems (see Resources). Contact forms can be found on their websites.
Review the quotes to select the best one. This will be the company where you will sell the used servers to. Contact that company back to let them know that you want to sell the servers.
Pack up the servers, if you can do so. If not, the company can likely come and pack them up for you. If you have a lot of servers, they will need to go on a pallet for shipping, which the company can also do.
Request that the company destroy all data on the servers, if you have not already done so. Typically the date wiping service offered by used server buying companies utilises Department of Defense data wiping software. The fee for this additional service varies.
Get your compensation for the used servers when the equipment is picked up, if the company picks it up directly. If not, a check arrives by mail withing 10 business days of the shipping of the used servers.
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