Itemizing Your Copier

You have a finisher. You don’t really need it, but it was included in the full price. You start to wonder, “How much did this cost?” You found out that it actually costs around $1,000-$2,000. Also, you paid for more pages than you actually use. So you have more than you need, but at what cost? These are not rollovers or overages. You are paying for these things that you never use.

Imagine this:

A healthcare company is working to get their costs down to $.0065 per print. Their lease was structured where it is $.0065 per print for up to 200k copies/prints a quarter year, but they only used about 100k copies/prints per quarter year. The healthcare would be better off paying about $.009 per print/copy, which would actually save the business about $1,000 a year.

Doesn’t make sense? How are they saving money when the price per print is raised 30%? This is a trick that fools many customers with the one lump sum a month deal employs. If your representative does not spell out the costs for your, be wary. It would be ideal to get the representative to itemize and spell out the costs for you, if not, you might fare better finding a quote elsewhere.