Your IT Equipment’s Second Life: How to Monetize Your Used Servers

If you’re an IT manager, it’s likely that you have a lot of old servers sitting in your office. They might be gathering dust, but they still have plenty of life left in them! You can either sell or donate your used equipment, so it can be reused by another company or organisation. You might even get some extra cash for that server—and at the same time, help the environment by keeping these machines out of landfills

The equipment you have in your IT department may have a second life

ITAD is an acronym for IT equipment asset disposition. This process involves the recycling and reuse of old servers and other computer equipment, either by selling them or donating them to a worthy cause.

For example, if you have an unused server sitting in your basement that has been decommissioned by your company because they upgraded their system and no longer need it, you might be able to sell that old server through an online marketplace like eBay or Craigslist. You could also donate it to Goodwill or another charity organization if it still works (or even if it doesn’t).

There are a number of ways you can extend the life of your used IT equipment and make money

When it comes to selling your used IT equipment, there are a number of options. You can sell the server yourself or donate it to a charity. You could also recycle it and turn it into new products like computers or other electronics. If you don’t want to do any of these things and would rather just get rid of the server once and for all, an ITAD company will come pick up the hardware from you at no cost, so they can use its parts in other systems they build themselves or sell on their sites (like Amazon). This option allows companies with limited resources like small businesses and nonprofits who don’t have time or money for maintenance tasks like cleaning out old servers from their offices every day.

You can sell the equipment yourself

If you have used server equipment, there are several ways to monetize it. You can sell the equipment yourself, or you can use an intermediary company that specialises in buying used hardware and selling it for a profit.

  • Private buyer-to-buyer sales are often conducted through online forums or social media groups. If you choose this route, be sure to look for reputable buyers who will pay promptly and provide positive feedback on their transactions with other users.
  • eBay is another option if you want more exposure than a small community forum can provide but less hassle than selling directly from your own website or storeroom space (which requires fees). Some people prefer eBay because they don’t have time or expertise required for running an ecommerce operation themselves; others simply don’t want the responsibility of managing inventory levels while trying to manage other aspects of their business at the same time, for example, by focusing on client services while keeping up with accounting tasks like invoicing clients when necessary.”

You can donate it to someone else who will use it

You can donate your used server to a non-profit or school that could use it for their own IT needs. Furthermore, you might also consider donating it to a local business, if you feel that it would be useful for them.

You can also make money by selling your old equipment on sites like eBay or Craigslist, but this is generally not as profitable as giving away or selling your equipment directly to someone who will use it themselves (and who doesn’t want cash).

You can recycle it

You can recycle your servers for free. Some charities and non-profit organisations will accept old servers, either to refurbish and repurpose or simply recycle them.

If you’re looking for a way to donate hardware that’s still in good condition, consider giving it to schools or charities. Schools often have limited budgets for technology equipment and can’t afford new computers all the time; donating old hardware is an excellent way to help out your local school district without spending any money on yourself (or even going out of your way).

Likewise, if you have a cause near and dear to your heart–such as helping people with disabilities access technology, consider donating some of your used server equipment, so they can use it themselves!

You can sell your used servers to an ITAD company

You can sell your used servers to an ITAD company. An ITAD company is a business that specialises in buying and reselling used equipment, such as computers, routers, switches and other networking devices. These companies often refurbish these pieces of equipment and then resell them at a profit to other companies who need them for their own operations or even end users like you!

The first step is finding out if there are any ITAD companies near you. If not, then it might be worth looking into shipping costs before making that decision, but if the price seems right (and there aren’t any other barriers), then it may be worth selling your old server online through sites like eBay or Craigslist. You’ll want to include as much detail about what condition the server was in when it was acquired from its previous owner(s) so potential buyers know exactly what kind of deal they’re getting themselves into before buying anything from this person’s inventory list online.

Selling or donating used servers can be an easy way to get some extra cash for your company

Selling your used servers is a great way to get some extra cash for your company. If you’re not interested in selling them, donating them to someone else can be just as rewarding.

  • Sell it! – Selling your used equipment can be as easy as posting an ad on Craigslist or eBay and waiting for people to respond with offers. You could also try looking up local businesses that buy old servers and other IT equipment; they may even pay you more than what’s listed on websites like Craigslist and eBay!
  • Donate it! – Donating used servers is another option that can help out other organisations who need them (and save them from having to spend money). Some non-profits are specifically set up for this purpose, check out Computer Aid International if you want help donating equipment abroad!


We hope that this article has shown you some of the different ways in which you can monetize your used IT equipment. It’s an easy way to get some extra cash for your company, and it’s good for the environment too!

Bhanu Garg: