The Server Buyback Process
1. Send Us A List
Send us a spreadsheet or inventory list of the used servers and other hardware you’d like to sell, and within 2 business days we’ll get back to you with the current wholesale market value and an offer on your hardware. If you don’t have the list handy, we can provide a quote with the following:
- Server Model Numbers
- Server Configurations, E.G. CPUs, RAM, Drives, and GPUs
- Date of Purchase and Condition
- Dell service tags (if applicable)
2. Server Buyback Quote
You will receive the market value quote for your used servers within 2 business days, and the offer is good for one week. At this juncture we will determine:
- Project location(s) and logistics details
- Deliverables (such as drives shredded on site, servers palletized, etc)
- Compliance, data security, and policy requirements
3. Get Paid
Once you’ve accepted the offer and are ready to sell your used servers, we will arrange for shipping or on site pick up. We can be on-site the very next day. Chain of custody documents and certificates of data destruction will be issued, and payment will be provided according to the terms set in the earlier phase.
- Net-5 Payment via wire, check, or PayPal
- Prepay for established customers
- Total visibility during processing
Sell Used Servers: Our Services Make It Easy
When you sell used servers to us, we handle the whole process so you don’t have to.
Certified Data Erasure
While competitors charge for it, we provide FREE on-site shredding, degaussing, or in-rack erasure. We will use any standard of data destruction you require, such as NIST or DoD 5220.22-M, complete with certificates of data destruction.
Free Asset Valuation
Not sure what your used servers are worth? Get a free market valuation of your hardware and fast purchase offer. We provide generous payment via check, PayPal, or wire. Talk is cheap: send us a list of your used servers and see how much value we provide over the competition.
When you sell used servers with us, we take care of any cabling, power supplies, racks, batteries, chillers, liquid cooling setups, or other difficult to dismantle infrastructure for you to simplify your project. Whether you need a forklift or a wrecking ball.
Certified Electronics Recycling
You don’t have to separate the recyclables from the recoverables. One vendor, one lot taken off your hands. We process & recycle what’s no longer valuable and recover money for you from the rest. You will have access to complete downstream documentation to have peace of mind that your used servers are recycled responsibly.
Free Shipping or On-site Pick Up
For smaller projects, we provide free shipping with insurance and custom foam inserts / packing materials. For larger server buyback projects we provide free on-site pick up with complete, double verified chain of custody, and background checked drivers with GPS tracking.
Free Inventory Validation & Network Discovery
Inventory can be messy. At your request, we can provide a free inventory assessment and reconciliation using manual and/or network discovery tools to ensure that you get paid for every system and component.
One Stop Shop To Sell Used Servers
We’re Equipped to Handle Any Type of Hardware You Have
Dell – EMC
If you’re looking to sell Dell servers, it’s helpful to have your service tags ready. We’ll buy nearly any types of dell servers, such as poweredge rack servers, blade servers, or tower servers. There are certain models older than 5 years that we don’t buy however, such as the poweredge r710 lineup.Sell Dell Servers
We predominantly buy HP Proliant Gen 9 and Gen 10 rack servers, but any model of HPE server is welcome, such as Apollo servers, Bladesystems, Edgeline converged edge systems, moonshot systems, and many more.Sell HPE Servers
We buy all varieties of IBM servers, such as IBM Power Systems, IBM flash systems, Storwize, and many more.Sell IBM Servers
We buy any Lenovo servers newer than 5 years old, depending on the configuration. Example systems we purchase include ThinkSystem tower servers, Thinkservers, ThinkSystem Rack Servers, X3650 M5 servers, TD340 servers, RD350 servers, RD640 Servers, and many more!Sell Lenovo Servers
Looking to sell used Supermicro servers? We buy all varieties of Supermicro rack servers, tower servers, and blade servers. Supermicro servers are too numerous and broadly named to list all of them here, but some common models we buy include Superservers, SuperStorage servers, FatTwin servers, and microcloud servers, to name a few. We also buy Supermicro servers branded as Thinkmate servers and many other whitelabeled brands manufactured by them.Sell Supermicro Servers
Quanta, also known as QCT, or Qaunta Cloud Technology, manufactures servers predominantly for hyperscalers, but their servers are certainly still viable for resale on the secondary market. Quanta / QCT servers are mainly bought and sold via configurations, so we’ll predominantly need to know what kinds of RAM, CPUs, and drives are in the systems. If the components are still viable, we’ll buy any type of quanta servers such as Quantaplex, Rackgo, MC510, MS100, QuantaGrid, QuantaMicro, or Stratos servers.Sell Quanta Servers
Your Company’s Reputation is Safe With Us
Mistakes are not an option with the kinds of organizations we serve.
As a result, we adhere to strict data security and disposition methods and ensure an ironclad chain of custody.
We are third party audited, and proudly received zero non-compliances at our last evaluation.
Don’t hesitate to ask for references or our audit reports before you sell used servers to us.
Fraquently Asked Questions
What’s your [exIT Technologies] purchasing minimum for used IT?
About $1,000 worth or any combination of used IT including used ram, used hard drives HHDs, used SSDs, used processors or CPUs, used memory or ram, used servers, used computers, used networking, or similar used IT equipment you have to liquidate.
If you’re not sure if what you have qualifies, just contact us below to let us know what you have and we’ll be glad to help out!
How can I protect my IT equipment in transit?
Standard packing materials is simply not sufficient to protect your IT assets during the shipping process. We are happy to provide shipping materials for your IT assets and shipping insurance free of charge.
A good rule of thumb is to leave no wiggle room for any parts whatsoever. CPU and RAM trays should be taped together, servers should be packed in form fitting polyurethane foam, and GPUs should have custom foam boxes. For more information consult our IT packing instructions page.
What specific server brands are most valuable?
For value, it’s less about the brand of server than it is about the model number and the specs of the components. For example, a barebones Dell poweredge r740 without any components in the chassis is actually less valuable than an HPE dl380 proliant gen9.
Where to sell used IT equipment
Where to sell used IT equipment really depends on exactly how much IT equipment and what type of IT equipment.
When dealing with very small quantities of consumer items like single hard drives, 1 or 2 sticks of ram, used laptop, etc. then direct selling on sites like eBay, Reddit hardware swap, or Facebook marketplace will likely be your best option.
If you’re selling enterprise-grade IT equipment or large quantities of consumer product, you probably want to source an IT Asset Disposition company like us. Just fill out our get an offer form below with exactly how much of what you have, and we’ll be in touch asap to give you a fair market cash price for your equipment.
If you’d like to learn more, check out this how-to guide on best places to sell used IT equipment here.
How do I know my data is safe?
For starters, we are R2 certified. This means that all of our processes are 3rd party audited to ensure that we meet certain data security and environmental standards. We’ve also been in business for over two decades as a family owned company, and we have never had a single situation with a data leak or any client have issues regarding their data security. If government institutions and fortune 500 companies can trust us with their data, you can too.
What If I Need to Clear Out Infrastructure As Well?
If you are decommissioning infrastructure along with your arrays/ storage systems, we are fully equipped to assist with that process as well. Whether you’ve got a few HVACs or a massive liquid cooling set-up, we’ve got you covered.
What info do you need for my servers quote?
If you already have an updated inventory list with server specs on it that would be ideal. Alternatively, if you can send us a picture of a tag from every model of server you have along with the quantity and a general idea of the components inside, that will be sufficient for a reasonable estimate. If you know the model numbers and can provide details on the components for every server, we can provide a very precise quote for your HP servers.
Can You Sell Old Servers?
You can sell your old servers directly to exIT Technologies, and you’ll receive your quote and payment quickly. We back our process with R2, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications, an excellent Trustpilot rating, and thousands of five-star reviews from our customers.
Is There a Market for Used Servers?
Yes! The market for used servers and other computer equipment is quite large. Previously owned technology finds homes everywhere from corporate data centers to nonprofit organizations. Let exIT Technologies find the buyers for you so you can concentrate on more strategic business tasks.
How Do I Get Rid of Old Servers?
The best way to get rid of your old servers is to sell them. Our three-step process is easy — when you give us a list, we’ll give you a quote, and you’ll get paid. We also offer free on-site erasure, degaussing, and data destruction certificates for your security.
Can Servers Be Recycled?
Yes! When renewal isn’t an option, exIT Technologies will pay for your used servers, erase them, and recycle them with a certified electronics recycling program. We’ll provide you with documentation each step of the way for your protection.