We first approached Pure IT Refurbished when we were looking to replace a number of our desktops for students and staff to use. I was already sold on refurbished PC’s as I run a network of over 500 computers and over many years I have purchased hundreds of new and refurbished HP PC’s and know them to be very reliable.
For quality equipment like HP there is no difference in reliability between new and refurbished.
There are now many suppliers of refurbished equipment and possibly many standards of refurbishment. My only reservations were how well the equipment had been refurbished and the cleanliness and physical condition.
Pure IT Refurbished had the right product specification at the right price which is why we initially bought from them.
The equipment they supplied had been refurbished to as good a standard or a better standard than any I had previously purchased. Refurbished equipment is obviously a very ‘Green’ solution and when buying in quantity the very significant reduction in packing material for disposal is not a trivial issue.
Warranty isn’t a huge issue for me as the equipment is so reliable but on the rare occasions when a fault has occurred the warranty support has been excellent with very prompt dispatch of replacements.
To any other School’s considering purchasing refurbished IT equipment. Given a limited budget you are much better off purchasing refurbished equipment of a quality manufacturer like HP or Dell rather than new equipment of lesser quality. I’ve been buying refurbished HP equipment for 10 years and that business model has not let me down.
Barry Hodgson Network Manager