Routers, if you do not get them on loan from your internet provider, are not cheap items. This is especially true if you want a high quality router that will not glitch or drop or WiFi signal at critical times and you need a router which can handle multiple devices connecting to it. Before you get rid of the idea of buying pre-owned routers, here are five benefits to convince you.
1. You Know the Routers Work
Pre-owned routers are tested before they are priced to sell. Flawed routers or glitchy routers become e-waste. Most second-hand electronics shops will not bother with buying anything that has a notorious issue with connection speed or maintaining a consistent signal. Sure, a new router will work, but you never know how long, and a few may never work right out of the box. At least with used routers, there is no question that they work.
2. You Cannot Beat the Price
Unless you can get a better deal in an online auction, there is no way you can buy a previously owned router for the prices second-hand electronics shops charge. You can almost always find the router you want at a price that agrees with your budget. Except for Black Friday deals, it is impossible to get a brand-new router this cheap.
3. Nothing Outdated
You will never find a pre owned router over a year old in a quality used electronics store. Because the pace of technology moves more rapid than a racehorse at the Kentucky Derby, it does not pay for store owners to buy outdated equipment they will never sell.
4. Every Router Is Checked for Compatibility
Different internet providers worth on different bandwidths and delivery systems. Therefore, it is important to check every router for compatibility issues and clearly label which ones will work best for customers. This helps you pick out the router that will work with your internet delivery system and at the speed you are currently paying for.
5. If It Breaks, Toss It and Get Another
If you have kids in the house and are constantly replacing stuff they break, you know exactly what this is about. Now, you buy a pre-owned router and if the kids break this one or it stops working after a few months, it is not a big deal. You toss it out and get another previously used router to replace it.
Where You Can Buy Used Routers
Certain electronics and home entertainment stores buy used routers and computing goods and sell them to other customers. There are no warranties on these used items, but at the low price the stores charge, it is worth getting something that will work and which you will not be upset about fixing or replacing a few months to a year or so down the road. Online retailers in computing electronics are also a good source for buying a used router. Some may still be in their original packaging if the previous owner bought it but never hooked it up.