- Bronze, 100 points or more
I was wondering if anyone would like to give an opinion on using refurbished Cisco kit in production? (As opposed to using it in training labs!)
I'm being faced with the situation that my budget is being cut for some projects - I still need to deliver the scope of the projects, but at a reduced cost. I have a choice to either scale back the hardware/software infrastructure required or to look at refurbished kit.
Where would I stand with respect to support? The resellers seem to mostly give a 90 day, or at most a year warranty. I have no issues with buying an appropriate SmartNET contract and IOS for the devices, but will Cisco permit this?
Does anybody use refurbished devices? Any experience with the refurbishing companies? (in Europe)
Thank you in advance.