To Buy, Rent, or Lease? The Ultimate Copier Question

<p>To buy, rent, or lease a copier is a very difficult question that many business owners struggle with. There are many things to consider when making this important decision. Taking an inventory of the things you need from your copier can help you answer that big question. For a small startup company, it can be difficult to know if investing long term into equipment like a copier is the best way to go. Some questions that you should ask include:<img style="background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; margin: 10px 0px 10px 10px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; float: right; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="iStock_000001266405Small" border="0" alt="iStock_000001266405Small" align="right" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/iStock_000001266405Small_11.jpg" width="85" height="168" /></p> <p><b>How long are you intending on keeping the copier?</b></p> <p>If you are intending to keep the copier for a short period of time, then you could find that leasing a copier is going to be an easier, more cost effective solution. This is a much simpler process than buying a new copier and then trying to sell it once you have no more need of it. You could also check into if there is a buyout option in your lease. This way, if your short term need turns into a long term need, you are not stuck either way. </p> <!--break--> <p><b>Should I buy a new copier, or can I try and get a good deal on a used copier?</b></p> <p><b></b></p> <p><b></b>Do your research. You can often times find used office equipment at a heavily discounted rate compared to new equipment. On the same token however, it is possible that what you are buying is outdated and will not suit your needs. If you absolutely need a new, high-end copier, you can look into both buying and leasing options of new copiers. </p> <p><b>How long until I need a newer model?</b></p> <p>Copier technology is changing all the time. For most companies, short term leasing on copiers is a great way to go, because once the lease is up, they can lease a new piece of equipment that is up to industry standards. If you don’t rely on the latest technology, you will usually find it is much more cost effective to hold a longer-term lease with one copier. </p> <p>Answering the questions above will help ensure that you're making the best choice for your situation.</p> <p>For more questions, please contact us.</p>

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