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End of Sale (EOS): What Does it Mean for IT Hardware?

In the fast-paced world of IT hardware, new products are constantly being introduced to the market. As a result, it's not uncommon for manufacturers to discontinue sales of older products in order to make way for the latest and greatest.

This is known as End of Sale (EOS).

But what does EOS mean for you as a business or individual looking to purchase hardware?

Here's a rundown of the key points to consider:

  • EOS means that the manufacturer is no longer accepting new orders for the product. Once a product has reached its EOS date, it is generally no longer being produced, so it may be more difficult to find in the market.

  • EOS does not necessarily mean that the product is no longer supported. While the manufacturer may no longer be producing the product, they may still offer software updates and technical support for a period of time after the EOS date, not for so long however.

  • EOS does not necessarily mean that the product is no longer available. While the manufacturer may no longer be selling the product, it is still available from third-party resellers or on the secondary (refurbished) market.

End of Sale (EOS) can be a good opportunity for refurbished hardware sellers because it creates demand for the discontinued product. When a manufacturer discontinues a product, businesses and individuals who are using that product may need to find a replacement or upgrade to a newer model. However, they may not want to pay the full price for a brand new product, especially if the discontinued product is still functioning well. Or it happens a lot that they need only a specific component (SSD, HDD, RAM - memory, PSU, battery etc.) to repair or extend their infrastructure.

In this situation, refurbished hardware can be an attractive option. Refurbished hardware refers to used equipment that has been cleaned, tested, and potentially repaired to a like-new condition. It is often sold at a discounted price compared to new hardware, making it a more affordable alternative for those who need to replace their EOS hardware.

In summary, EOS is an important consideration when purchasing IT hardware. By understanding what EOS means and how it may impact your business, you can make informed decisions about your hardware purchases and ensure that you are getting the best value for your money.

If you are interested in buying refurbished hardware (HPE, Dell, EMC, NetApp, Cisco, Oracle, SUN, Supermicro, Hitachi, Pure Storage, IBM, Lenovo etc.), get in touch with us:

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