Blue chips now choose refurbished over new
South Africa’s refurbished electronics market is flourishing as corporates change their business models. Business leaders are fast realising that there are ways to become more profitable by simply changing their attitudes and purchasing habits.
Xperien CEO Wale Arewa says it isn’t always about increasing sales or productivity, but rather about reducing unnecessary expenditures. “There is a definite move towards refurbished electronics, they are now seeing the cost benefits of deploying rented refurbished computers and laptops.”
The biggest interest has come from large insurance companies, financial institutions, and call centres. They are getting super-competitive pricing, they can save up to 70% off the manufacturer’s original RRP when buying refurbished.
He points to a recent deal where prominent blue chip company purchased in excess of 5000 refurbished desktops for its new headquarters in Sandton.
“Everybody loves the latest and greatest technology, but it certainly comes at a hefty price. Unless you’re using very high-powered applications, there is absolutely no purpose in buying new equipment. There is very little that a new laptop can do today that its predecessor couldn’t do two years ago,” he explains.
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Source:: IT News Africa