Copiers are kind of funny, you absolutely need them to run a business, and they are one of the most expensive hardware pieces most companies own. If you have been looking to lease a copier in Boston, one thing you should be aware of is the tendency of most copier companies to try and get you to “roll” your lease at about the midpoint of the contract. A copier plan is a lot like a cell phone plan, once you sign up for the plan, you are more or less stuck with it until it ends. Copier companies know that if you are stuck in a 3 to 4 year plan with them, when the next plan comes along at a much better rate, you won’t be able to switch.
So, what can you do to try and keep some leverage in this scenario?
- Buy your Boston copier with cash if you can
- Stay with the same copier until the end of the lease term, don’t get another with much more than 3 months remaining on the current contract
These 2 little details will help make life a lot easier for you and your Boston company!