Archives for April 2014


I have been buying used copiers for a long time from wholesalers who buy in bulk from leasing companies.  Then companies like mine buy a few to refurbish and resell or lease.  The first question I always ask is, “What is the meter reading?”   This is one of the most important criteria.  Depending on the size of the copier there are certain limits to stay within.  For example, on a smaller office type copier anything under 300K is good.  There are some exceptions to that though which I won’t go into at this time.  If it’s a really large copier; anything  under a million is good because they are built to go to several million where the smaller copiers are pretty much pooped out at a million.   If you are buying a copier privately, you will need to look for the meter.  If you aren’t sure where it is call us and we will help you.  You will need to plug it in though since most meters are electronic.   Another criteria is the age of the copier.  It really … [Read more...]


Most people buy or lease a copier with the expectation of printing and scanning.  Now that PC users are migrating to Windows 8 and MAC users are getting 10.9.4 you need to know that a lot of older copiers will not have Scan Drivers available.  You may have standardized on Windows 7 or XP and assume it’s not important but the first time you replace a PC or hire someone and outfit them with a PC you will only be offered Windows 8.1.  Only new copiers and late model used copiers will have scan drivers.   It isn’t Microsoft’s fault.  The fault is with the copier manufacturers who don’t want to go to the expense of developing drivers for older models when the population is shrinking and they would prefer people upgrade.  Also, older copiers print certain things really slow.  Late model used copiers, like new copiers, will print PDF attachments much quicker.   So, why am I bringing this up?  You may be looking a used copier with a low meter at a great price.  It’s … [Read more...]