There's No Such Thing As New Switch Smell

new car, new switch

Over time IT professionals and companies have increased purchasing of pre-owned network hardware.   People have come to realize that they can get reliable routers, switches, phones and other items at a fraction of the cost of buying new network hardware.   Furthermore, you will receive great warranties and a high level of support if you work with the right company.

Despite the list of benefits, and the proven track record of reputable pre-owned network hardware vendors providing reliability ratings equal to or better than new network hardware, some people still have not tried purchasing pre-owned switches, routers or other equipment.

They like to buy new network hardware each and every time without exception.  After all, it’s new. It’s shiny.  It feels good.  In a way, it’s kind of like getting behind the wheel of a new sports car.  That’s all well and good except for one thing.


There is no such thing as new switch smell!

That’s right.  A new switch isn’t a new car.  It doesn’t have a cool paint job. It won’t get help you get dates.  It won’t make you look cool.   There are no bonus points for owning a new switch.

The only thing a new switch and a new car have in common is the following:

The moment you drive it off the lot (break the seal on the box), it is used.

The resale value instantly plummets like a stone.  Hope you enjoyed the moment.

You now own a used switch and there is no new switch smell to make you feel better about your purchase.