How to Choose the Right Used Copiers

July 20, 2020 10:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Having a reliable, fast and affordable copier and printer in your office is key to your business’s productivity—and used copiers can be a smart investment, as long as you choose the right one. There are several factors you need to keep in mind when deciding on a used copier in Atlanta, GA. Here’s how to decide exactly what you want.

Do you want “used” or “refurbished,” and what is the difference?

Used copiers are sold “as is,” and if they come with a warranty, it is typically very short. If the copier had problems when the previous owner was using it, they have not been repaired. Refurbished copiers, on the other hand, have been tested, inspected, cleaned and repaired, if necessary. They often come with a warranty similar to what you’d get with a new copier. Refurbished copiers tend to be a bit more expensive, but you’re less likely to run into issues with them.

What will you be using it for?

You should already have a good idea of what you use your copier for besides making duplicates—many of them can print or copy in color, have internet and fax capability and can even scan, collate and staple. Think about the functionality you really need versus what’s just “nice to have.” Once you have separated your “must-haves” from your bonus features, you’ll be able to identify the best deal for you.

How often do you use your copier?

It’s important to think about the print volume that your current or former copier handles, and use that as an absolute baseline for your “new” used copier in Atlanta, GA. We suggest determining how many pages you print each month and then adding an extra 20 percent—this will ensure your newer copier can handle the print load while also leaving room for your business to grow.

What kind of print speeds do you need?

Most copiers print about 20 to 50 pages per minute, so the higher your print volume, the faster you’ll need your copier to be. Bear in mind that copiers slow down over time, too, so try to get the fastest copier you can afford. It will help lessen the slowdown as your copier ages, and you’ll have room for growth in the meantime.

What is your budget?

Finally, determining your budget often narrows down your choices even further—and might help you decide whether to go for a used or refurbished copier. Remember that even if you’re buying a previously-owned copier, whether used or refurbished, a well-made and reliable machine is still going to be a significant investment. Try to leave enough room in the budget to ensure you’re still getting a quality machine. Additionally, some companies offer leasing services that can help reduce the impact of the investment on your monthly budget.

Click Copiers offers used and new copier sales and leasing in Atlanta, GA. If you’re not ready to fully invest in a great copier, our flexible leasing services can get you great machines and on-call service technicians at affordable prices. Call us today to learn more.

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