Got a question about Cisco Refresh? Find the answers here. Cisco Refresh is a price-competitive and trusted alternative when buying new equipment is not an option. Remanufactured and certified by Cisco, Cisco Refresh products are backed by the same Cisco warranty and service support options as the equivalent new product.
Since 2001, Cisco has sold its high-quality remanufactured products—originally under the name Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment (or CCRE)—and now as Cisco Refresh. From initial inspection and testing to cleaning and packing, only Cisco—the original manufacturer—can truly remanufacture our products to the highest level.
Cisco Refresh is available in more than 70 countries. Please contact a Cisco Refresh account manager for complete details.
Cisco Refresh products are ideal as a standalone solution. However, the value is even greater when blended into a solution with new Cisco equipment. Cisco Refresh works especially well in the following scenarios:
To better align with global industry and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) standards. Additionally, we want to eliminate any confusion in the marketplace and clarify the high quality of our remanufacturing process. Our products—while being called “refurbished” in the past—are products that are actually remanufactured. That’s why we’re moving across to follow the industry standards as the OEM.
We carry over 6,500 active (currently on the Global Price List) and end-of-sale products (no longer available new but with at least one year of support available from Cisco Technical Assistance Center [TAC]). Our inventory includes products from all technology areas, including switching, routing, wireless, IP telephony, security, and other advanced technologies.
Learn more about how we inspect, test, and repair products.
Yes. Cisco Refresh products have been remanufactured, have had critical engineering change orders made, and have been thoroughly tested and retested to meet stringent Cisco specifications. Our rigorous and proprietary process ensures that our customers get genuine Cisco products, certified by Cisco.
Cisco designates a product as having reached its end of sale (or end of life) when it is no longer being manufactured by Cisco. Although no longer in production, end-of-sale products are still remanufactured by Cisco Refresh and are available for sale. Cisco warranties and Cisco SMARTnet support apply to both current and end-of-sale products. Cisco continues to support and service end-of-sale products until an announced end-of-hardware support date (typically five years after the end of sale).
All Cisco Refresh units are shipped with a valid software license and come with the same Cisco warranty as the equivalent new equipment, including limited lifetime warranties, where applicable. Also, Cisco Refresh products carry the same Cisco SMARTnet support options as the equivalent new product.
Yes. Cisco Capital offers a variety of easy and flexible financing programs enabling customers to lower their total cost of ownership, realize tax savings, simplify operating budgets, and make the most of their capital budgets. Please contact a Cisco account manager or Cisco Capital lease manager for information: https://www.cisco.com/go/financing
Available Cisco Refresh inventory and associated shipment lead times can now be viewed when quoting and ordering Cisco Refresh in CCW. Cisco Refresh can also be seen in our 1 Click Tool, which is a streamlined web-based user interface providing enhanced visibility to available Cisco Refresh inventory and increased productivity for both Partners and Cisco AMs.
Cisco realizes that our customers seek remanufactured Cisco products for a variety of reasons: Whether to meet price parameters, product availability, and/or because of sustainability considerations. In these cases, it is important for us to provide a secure and reliable source for these products, as well as the convenience of a single source for both new and remanufactured Cisco products. By owning the remanufacturing process and partnering with our valued network of authorized distributors and resellers, we can deliver great value to our customers and the end-to-end solution they expect, as well as the reliability and convenience of genuine Cisco products.
Cisco Refresh differs from other used equipment vendors in the rigorous and proprietary remanufacturing process applied to our products. All remanufacturing is performed by Cisco authorized contract repair manufacturers using Cisco authorized parts, processes, and standards.
Used or refurbished equipment from third parties, as well as equipment sourced from outside of Cisco authorized channels, faces the following risks:
There are five good reasons:
In 1CT you will see the pricing for the region you select in the Region Drop Down list:
Pricing is taken from AsiaPac Retail Price List and is shown in USD.
Pricing is taken from Global Australia Price List and is shown in AUD.
Pricing taken from Global Canada Price List and is shown in CAD.
Pricing is taken from Wholesale China Price List and is shown in USD.
Pricing is taken from US Base Price List and is shown in USD.
Europe non EEC:
Pricing taken from US Base Price List and is shown in USD.
Pricing taken from Nihon Price List. Note that you can view in USD or JPY.
Pricing is taken from Global Price List Russia and is shown in USD.
Pricing is taken from US Base Price List and is shown in USD.
In 1CT you need to enter your standard discount and this will be applied to the Cisco New Product and -RF products in your BOM.
The countries are listed in the information box which shows when the region is selected.
1CT is a pre-sales tool and its major functionality is to allow you visibility to our inventory, pricing, savings, and provide you a BOM containing –RF parts. Therefore, to reserve inventory, you need to create a quote and request a reservation in CCW.
The availability of the inventory is subject to the time the order is placed in CCW.
Please open a case by clicking on the Technical Support link and request the region you need.
To change the –RF discount in 1CT, scroll to the "TARGET SAVINGS AND DISCOUNT ESTIMATION" section and enter the discount in the Required –RF discount field. When you click apply, this discount will be reflected in the Summary Table BOM for 3–7 days and for 3 to 30+ days.
The region you get access to is taken from your Home Country in your profile information captured when you click on the link to 1CT.
At this point, you can upload the BOM to CCW to create an order. Click on the CCW BOM Link to open the uploadable Excel file. Then navigate to CCW to upload the file and create the order.
Our dedicated sales team supports our Channel Partners and end customers, providing a Cisco Refresh alternative to unauthorized used products and non-Cisco solutions.