How Much Money Can I Save If I Buy A Used Copier?

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

As a small business owner, new machines may be out of reach when you are starting out. There is an affordable option that can serve the purpose and it is opting for a used copier. Not only will it do the job, but it will also save you a good amount of money that you can put toward other expenses.

What is the cost of a new copier vs an old one?

Business is all about minimizing expenses and maximizing profit. Purchasing certified used office equipment and putting the money saved into other uses is one way to do so.

In terms of value and depreciation, copiers can be compared to cars. They start losing value as soon as they are out of the showroom. Depending on brand and model, a new copier can cost anywhere from $7,000 to $50,000 and even more. Used copiers cost 50% to 75% of this.

Another similarity with cars is that copiers typically have long warranties so if any problems develop with your used one, you can get it looked at and fixed at no cost.

Does a used copier still have good quality?

Generally speaking, a used copier that has low usage, that comes with all the parts is considered in good condition. In most cases, most used copiers are those that have been rented out for short period, that were being used to do demos, those that have been repossessed after payment for them wasn’t forthcoming, and those that were on off-lease contract. These copiers will usually have been in use for a period not exceeding three months with a manufacturer rating of the recommended monthly usage table.

Also, a lot of copiers have an internal copy counter that lets you know how many copies it has been used to make since it was bought. A trustworthy used copier dealer will have no problems showing you the copy counter or giving you a warranty so you can see how long a warranty period you will have.

Which copier brand is best?

Generally speaking, top-of-the-line brands are the most reliable when it comes to used copiers. There’s Canon, Toshiba and Kyocera to name a few. You will be sure to get a high performance copier and these are also the companies that give extended warranties on their copiers and other office equipment. You can get used black and white copiers, color copiers, desktop copiers and multi-functional ones that work as printers and scanners as well.

Where else are certified used copiers available?

Apart from buying directly from dealers, you can also find certified used office equipment from appointed distributors. For one, a dealer will usually have different brands. Also, most companies stick to one dealer for all their office equipment. They are therefore the ones who will be called upon to supply upgrades and sell the equipment that is being replaced. Suppliers will also usually take care of servicing the equipment they sell. They will therefore ensure the used equipment they are selling is in good condition. They are therefore a good place to get a variety of used, certified copiers and other used equipment from.

Where can I get a used copier in Amarillo, Texas?

Amarillo copier company, UCI, sells a range of Kyocera brand copiers. They stock new as well as used office equipment. Contact UCI today to learn more about our selection of copiers.


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