Used copierThe first thing is to look at the meter.  Try to buy something under 200K if you can.  300K is okay for certain models.  Be skeptical if someone can’t tell you the meter.  Also remember, you want the total meter.  The total meter adds the copies to the prints to the faxes.  If in doubt call us and we’ll tell you how to get the meter.

The second thing is the age of the copier.  It it’s too old it won’t work with the newer operating systems from Microsoft and apple.  You won’t be using window 7 forever so keep this in mind.  It can be frustrating to set up a new computer with windows 8 or 10 only to find out you can’t scan with the copier.  What’s too old.  Try to buy something less than 5 years old if you can.  Will the seller tell you the true age?  Not always.  This is sometimes difficult to determine so call us and we can look it up for you.

The third thing is you want everything to work.  The best way to do that is to get some kind of maintenance agreement from the seller.  That way if the copier isn’t in good shape the seller will lose money on the maintenance agreement.  A smart seller will refurbish it properly and not lose money and have a happier customer.

Beware of purchasing copiers from out of town companies for the reasons mentioned above.  The copier could get damaged in shipping which happens.  How can you argue with a phone number that’s in another state.  Also, it’s difficult to find a service company locally when the copier was bought elsewhere.  You may end up with someone who needs money and is not familiar with you brand or model but will work on it anyway.  It happens.  Authorized dealers for your brand will usually not support copiers bought from another city or state.

We have found reliable sources for good used copiers with low meters.  It took years for us to develop this list of reliable wholesalers who buy in bulk from leasing companies.  If you need help with any of the items mentioned in this blog give us a call.

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