NEW VS USED???

Assuming you are dealing with a reputable copier dealer and most copier companies are, you will save money with a used or refurbished copier.  However, there's a two tiered market here.  For example, if you're talking to a dealer focused on new copiers they will quote a new one for $10,000 and a refurbished one for $5,000.  Seems like a dramatic savings. … [Read more...]

LATEST TRENDS WITH USED COPIERS

I will attempt to discuss some new trends without sounding like an advertisement. All of the improvements with new copiers are now filtering down to the used market where we typically take a lease return; refurbish it; and sell/lease it for about 25% of original MSRP. … [Read more...]

SLOW ECONOMY? GET A USED COPIER AT 25% OF ORIGINAL MSRP

I'm a financial news junky.  Maybe that's not good since most news has been bad the last few years.  This morning the big focus is Italy's debt.  I'm still pondering why most of the spending referendums passed on Election Day in Texas.  More bonds; more debt; higher taxes.  People don't seem to get it that things have changed and it's time to say no to new spending ideas regardless of their altruistic intention. … [Read more...]

WHEN USED IS MORE RELIABLE THAN NEW

I have seen a strange trend developing. A lot of new copier models are replacing perfectly fine models every two to three years and the new models are not as reliable. I'm not going to mention brands so it doesn't sound like I have an 'axe to grind'. However, I find this perplexing. In the old days upgrades usually had some improvements which is why new models were always welcomed by the resellers. … [Read more...]