Imagine that you have gone through your entire copier lease and not had any issues. You’ve followed the rules and haven’t had to pay any extra fines. You are excited to send your office machine back and get something new. However, when you are getting ready to ship your copier back you notice some things in your lease you hadn’t seen before. If you are returning a copier then sometimes the end of your lease is too late to fix some problems. That’s why you need to beware of the tricks of shipping a copier early on.
What you need to understand is that it is often not the responsibility of the leasing company to ship your copier back. Many people expect their leasing company to send a truck to pick up the copier but that is often not the case. Many copier companies do this as a way to leverage you into a new contract.
For example, they know that many people do not realize they are responsible for shipping the copier. This makes them not realize until it’s too late that they need to find a good deal or could be paying a lot out of pocket. It could cost you over $500 to ship your copier back if you aren’t looking ahead of time.
However, it’s cheap for leasing companies to get shipping deals because they already have a relationship with the shipping companies. They may offer to ship your copier for free if you resign with that leasing company. This is a way to bully you into a lease you may not have wanted.
Be careful when shipping and do your best to ensure that you don’t end up paying more than you have to.