We often run into customers who are looking for a cheap copier here in Denver and they decided to buy a used copier assuming a used copier is always a better deal. This is often the case, but sometimes a used copier is exactly what you don’t need. What are some of the issues a used copier can cause you?
- Generally a copier is on a 4 to 5 year lease. A used copier will generally be over 4 years old. This is approximately equivalent to about an 8 year old car.
- Used copiers are generally tabloid capable with finishing options, if you don’t need tabloid capability or finishing options on your copier, then you are giving yourself more problem potential
- Who owned the copier before you? If you don’t know, it’s possible your copier company doesn’t either.
- Does the copier have a history of issues? Again, like buying a car, it’s a risk.
Now, if you do need tabloid and you do need finishing, this is a great option and is worth looking at. If you just need letter/legal, why not just buy a Lexmark X654de, a 55 page per minute copier with scanning and fax for about $2,450? If you are at $2,000 anyway for a used copier, a new one is just a few hundred bucks higher. We’re all about saving money, but we’re also about making sense.
If you are needing a used copier or a new copier, give us a call and we can help with either. Our goal is to sell you a copier that is appropriate for your needs.