Don't Think You Can Afford Cisco? Think Again.


Are you someone who has ruled out using Cisco in your network because you think the costs are too high?

Hey, we can sympathize. You’ll find no judgment here. Cisco technology has numerous merits and it’s the most popular choice around the world. But as a manufacturer, they’re always pushing the latest and greatest products, and the costs involved with that can really add up on you.

However, there are so many people out there who can afford Cisco and they just don't know it.

So what are you to do?

Well, have you thought about top quality used Cisco? Wait. Before you fall back on the tired old knee-jerk reactions and myths about pre-owned network hardware, just read on.

What if you could get used Cisco products that are as good as new and have a reliability rating better than new hardware?

Sounds a little better, doesn’t it?

Here are a few reasons why we recommend using high quality pre-owned Cisco hardware  and how it makes Cisco  affordable for you.


Don’t think used Cisco, think as good as new

Answer this question.

What do you really get when you buy brand new Cisco hardware?

Now imagine that all of those positive things you get from new product can also come from buying used Cisco.

Yes, it’s possible.

If you thought about high reliability, a great warranty, and the peace of mind of SMARTnet maintenance coverage, then we have good news. High quality used Cisco can rival those, with a few little bonuses thrown in.













High Quality Used Cisco vs New Cisco























CXtec’s equal2new hardware


New Cisco hardware

99.51% out-of-box reliability rating Unknown failure rate
Lifetime warranty as a standard business practice Standard 90-day warranty, sometimes lifetime
RapidCare next business day advance network hardware replacement (costs as much as 50% less than SMARTnet) SMARTnet maintenance


























Better than new reliability

For instance, the reliability rating CXtec backs its equal2new hardware with is a robust 99.51%. You might not realize it, but that rating is actually just as good as new products. Now you won’t find manufacturers, Cisco included, routinely telling you what their failure rate is, but most new product failures happen with DOA items or devices that fail within the first 30 days.

The nice thing about high quality pre-owned equipment is that most devices will work nearly flawlessly once burned in. And unlike manufacturers, CXtec tests absolutely every piece of equal2new hardware that goes out our doors. Manufacturers tend to just do spot-checks on every 50 th or 100 th device leaving their doors.



Warranty for a lifetime

It’s hard to see an advantage for new Cisco products in this regard when most come with the standard 90-day warranty. In contrast, you don't have to look very hard to find top quality pre-owned Cisco hardware with a true lifetime warranty.



Affordable peace of mind

People often point to SMARTnet as being one of their prime reasons for preferring new Cisco hardware. There’s no arguing that SMARTnet is a quality program.

However, what if you could get next business day advance replacement for your Cisco gear, but it would cost as much as 60% less than SMARTnet?

There are some great amazing Cisco SMARTnet alternatives that allow people to save a bunch of money. You will get a quick, simple, reliable option to guarantee your hardware is up and running in a flash, at a fraction of the cost.

And the best part…



Save from 50% to 90% List! Can You Afford That?

Now that you know you can find top quality used Cisco equipment, what would be the icing on the cake? Well, consider the fact that equal2new certified pre-owned Cisco equipment routinely costs upwards of 70% or more off list price, then you really have something to take note of.

Get all of the benefits you are looking for from new Cisco and a ton of savings? Why not give it shot? With a lifetime warranty backing up the product and NBD hardware replacement, you have nothing to lose.