From notebooks and desktops to servers and peripherals, there's no better way to save on genuine IBM solutions than with IBM Certified Pre-owned Equipment. Much of our equipment is sourced from excess IBM inventory, as well as lease returns from IBM customers. Every unit is factory refurbished and tested to IBM specifications, providing optimum performance and maximum reliability. But because it can cost significantly less than new, IBM Certified Pre-owned Equipment is the perfect solution for special projects, temporary capacity, unexpected changes in a division, location moves, or any time your client wants IBM quality at a lower cost.


  • IT solutions configured with IBM Certified Pre-owned, or new blended with used can help you meet competitive price points and still maximize profits.
  • Every system is factory-refurbished and tested to IBM specifications, and ships with all standard cables and documentation.
  • Recent technology used systems are available with great specifications and performance, at significant savings.
  • 90 Day quality satisfaction guarantee.*
  • Systems can be custom configured to your clients' specifications.
  • All systems qualify for optional IBM maintenance.
  • Less stringent credit requirements when your client finances IBM Certified Pre-owned through IBM Global Financing.
  • Environmentally responsible since reuse of IT minimizes the amount of assets being sent to landfills and positively impacts the environment.
  • IBM Certified Pre-owned Equipment sold by Business Partners will count towards quota attainment for the IBM field sales teams to promote teaming with Business Partners.

*90 Day Quality Satisfaction Guarantee for IBM Certified Pre-owned Equipment servers, networking, storage

For IBM equipment that IBM installs or is designated as 'customer set up' by IBM, and is either covered by a remaining IBM Quality Satisfaction Assurance contract or an IBM Maintenance Service contract, IBM guarantees your complete satisfaction with the quality and the reliability of such unmodified equipment for three months from shipment or from the release date for pick-up. If you contact IBM at 1-800-334-9693 within the applicable three month period and indicate that you wish to exercise this guarantee, IBM will, at its sole option, either replace the equipment or refund the purchase price paid.

Please retain a copy of your shipping label to establish proof of purchase

IBM Pre-owned Equipment is an offering provided through the IBM brand divisions featuring selected used IBM Server and Storage Systems that have been tested and factory refurbished and includes the warranty normally available only on new systems.

This is different than IBM Certified Pre-owned Equipment in that:

  1. IBM Certified Pre-owned is provided with a 90-day quality satisfaction guarantee.
  2. IBM Certified Pre-owned is provided through IBM Global Financing, not the IBM brand divisions.

The IBM Pre-owned offering is ideal for clients who are interested in adding to an existing infrastructure where the machine type or model is no longer available in new production and the client desires the same warranty as equivalent new systems.

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