OK, we’ve all done it. We have all spent too much on an item and later realized we got a terrible deal. There have been some historically bad deals such as France selling 800,000 acres in the Louisana purchase when we had only set out to buy New Orleans for $11,250,000. Now, this isn’t the sort of deal we’re talking about, after all… we’re only speaking of $3,000 to $10,000 copiers. (To put this into perspective, the last US bailout cost more than the Louisana Purchase, Marshall Plan, Going to the Moon, S&L Bailout, Korean War, New Deal, Iraq War, Vietnam War and NASA’s lifetime budget combined, all adjusted for inflation)
So, what are some of the ways you can get a bad deal on a copier?
- Pay too much for the equipment up front
- Pay too little for equipment so the supplies cost too much
- Just overpay because you don’t get quotes
- Overpay leasing companies
- Overpay on accessories
Now, you don’t need to be the victim. Make sure there are some things you check out. Our other articles will help you walk through the copier landmine and hopefully land a great deal. If you would like to talk to us in person, give us a call and we’d be happy to help!