Should I Buy a Used Telephone System?: Pros (Part 1)

If you’re a startup with limited capital or a business owner who is simply looking to save a little money, you may be thinking about purchasing a used business phone system instead of buying brand new. When big companies liquidate, they often upgrade their phones and sell the old system to be refurbished and resold. This gives buyers major cost advantage and is often quite quick and convenient. At BCS, we sell both new and used phone equipment for businesses, and recommend the best solutions for a company’s unique needs. This is the first of a two-part series that covers the pros and cons of purchasing a used business phone system.


  • Cost. Like we’ve mentioned, the cost savings associated with buying used instead of new can be significant. A phone system is a critical part of any business, new or established, and it is also one of the bigger investments (alongside servers, computers, and other technology). For the decision maker looking to get a bigger bang for their buck, used may be the way to go.
  • Accessibility. New phone systems tend to have a longer lead time when it comes to ordering and delivery because of short supply and intricate customization, while used or refurbished systems are usually in stock and ready to go out of the box.
  • Helpful Stepping Stone. If your company is just getting started, you may not be ready to commit to a new, full-featured business telephone system. A used system, while still a significant commitment, allows you to figure out what works and what doesn’t before upgrading in the future.

If you don’t need to see the list of “cons” when it comes to buying used and are ready to see our used and refurbished inventory, give BCS Voice & Data Solutions at call at (757) 497-3100.