About Bargain Hardware

About Bargain Hardware

Who We Are

Since 1997, Bargain Hardware has become the industry standard for build to order, refurbished business class IT hardware.

Our e-commerce technology and understanding truly sets us apart from other hardware vendors in the field, providing real-time pricing and inventory on complex build-to-order servers and custom PC’s, along with a self-service catalogue of over 10,000 in-stock components, ready for next day shipping across the UK, Europe and worldwide.

Operating from our 25,000 sq ft facility in the rural surroundings of Lancashire’s Ribble Valley, we service clients from schools and small businesses to global hosting providers and Fortune 500 blue-chip companies. We have a proven track record of exceptional service combined with wide-ranging technical expertise and a genuine passion for the hardware we supply, enabling us to offer an environmentally sustainable solution to your IT needs at a price you can afford.

We are a proudly British and European company, with a workforce drawn from 10 countries and a customer base spanning 5 continents and over 70 countries. Our growth is entirely self-funded and we maintain a conservative financial outlook with a focus on developing our workplace community for the benefit of our employees and customers alike.

Bargain Hardware is the B2B and B2C sales brand of 1st Technologies LTD, providing refurbished hardware to small and large businesses around the world, along with private users. As part of 1st Technologies LTD, our collective vision is to be the world’s foremost provider of refurbished business and enterprise IT hardware, with a mission to be an environmentally conscious organisation guided by our employee-driven values. We embrace recognition with reward whilst employing advanced technological solutions to extend the lifecycle of IT assets. Championing the circular economy, our processes reduce unnecessary environmental waste, enabling the reuse of world-renowned products whilst offering our customers a low-cost IT solution without compromising on quality.

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What We Do

Purchasing used data centre hardware for refurbishment

1. Purchasing

We buy only high quality enterprise and business class equipment from trusted, vetted suppliers. The equipment we refurbish comes from working environments such as end of lease contracts, data center relocations and corporate office refreshes. These systems are all in perfect working condition having often sat in climate controlled rooms for their entire working life. If you’re looking to dispose of used data center equipment or business class hardware and want to receive the best return on your initial investment then you might also consider selling to us.

2. Handling

All pre-owned servers, workstations, PCs and laptops are carefully transported back to our base to be passed through our refurbishment process. Every machine is cleaned inside and out, thoroughly tested and then disassembled down to component level before being added to our live, website-synced inventory system and securely stored in one of 10,000 warehouse locations.
Inbound computer hardware handling
HP, Dell and IBM Spare Parts Storage

3. Inventory

The resulting vast array of computer systems, spare parts and components on our shelves allows us to offer unrivalled availability and pricing on everything from Intel Xeon CPUs and HP memory to Dell server hard drives and Qlogic network cards. But the real benefit of this extensive inventory offering is customer choice. When we say we offer custom configuration, we mean it. Our technology allows you to specify literally millions of different custom configurations of refurbished server, workstation, desktop PC and laptop builds. We truly offer the broadest selection of ‘in stock’ build-to-order refurbished systems available anywhere. And our real-time inventory synchronization means we only offer systems and components that are physically sat in our warehouse.

4. Build To Order

Our ecommerce integrated assembly process ensures that your exact specification can be picked, assembled and pass through quality control with maximum efficiency. Whereby a custom configured HP or Dell server will often take 2 weeks to be delivered from the manufacturer, our in-stock offering can be built and dispatched in less than half the time, at less than half the price. With over two decades of experience in building custom servers, workstations and PCs, we’ve accumulated the time honoured knowledge and skills, passed down to each one of our expert technicians to ensure a precise and professional build with multi-point checks and close attention to detail. Every system is carefully assembled on-site in Lancashire by our trained specialists, with all materials handled in an ESD environment for maximum protection.
Built to Order Server and Desktop PC assembly
Extensive hardware diagnostics testing - HP Insight, Dell Openmanage

5. Extensive Quality Testing

Both custom build systems and individual components are submitted to rigorous testing using a combination of our own proprietary testing software along with the original OEM diagnostics where appropriate. All our refurbished business class systems and components have had the benefit of real-world usage in production environments, when combined with both inbound and outbound testing at our facility we have a level of assurance in the product that even new components cannot compete with. Quality testing not only provides a guarantee for you, the customer, it also gives us sufficient confidence in supplying industry leading warranties across all our refurbished systems.

6. Fulfilment

With over two decades of experience distance selling used and refurbished IT hardware through ecommerce channels, we have the materials, services and packaging process ready to cover every eventuality. Whether a single xeon processor, a build to order HP workstation or a fully configured rack of Dell PowerEdge servers, our dispatch team take enormous care with shipments to ensure that your purchase arrives safely, on time and ready for production. With customers in over 70 countries worldwide we can reach all 6 continents through our trusted, reliable transport partners: UPS, DPD and Kuehne + Nagel, whilst shipping into major European destinations can be achieved within 24 hours.
Next Day delivery available - fast secure shipping on IT hardware
Professional hardware support and sales account management

7. Sales & Support

Our engineers and customer support staff have decades of knowledge and experience, enabling them to respond to pre-sales and post-sales queries quickly and accurately. During European working hours we’ll be here for you online with livechat directly from the website. For any quote requests, further info or problems you can contact us directly for a fast reply by email, or call us on +441254 878801. For high-level, complex requests, 3rd line technical support assistance is provided by our in-house engineers, experts in their field with broad technical knowledge and the ability to replicate configurations on-site to provide comprehensive troubleshooting. Business customers with regular hardware requirements and who meet our annual spend requirements can benefit from our dedicated account management programme with exclusive promotions, bulk discounts and product sourcing support.

8. Expertise

We live and breathe hardware with a passion that is reflected by the skills and talents of our team and epitomized by the end product that we deliver. Long-standing relationships with major OEMs and hardware manufacturers ensure that a wealth of industry knowledge is available to our teams at all levels and allows us to act swiftly on new advances in technology. We’re constantly striving to exceed expectations through innovation in systems development, material handling and diagnostics. Leveraging advancement in the technologies we use in order to continually provide a faster, cheaper and better supported hardware solution for our customers.
Skilled hardware technicians with hard drive testing system