A copier is expensive, especially if you buy it right off. The price range for Boston Xerox copiers can be enormous, but with a little bit of frugality, you can buy or lease a quality copier with minimal impact to your bottom line. Some low-quality models can cost as little as $100, while high-quality models can cost as much as $50,000. If you are like most businesses, you are probably looking for 1 or 2 copiers that are in the $2,000-$8,000 range; this depends on the needs of your organization. Here are three tips to consider before taking the plunge:
- You get what you pay for. The low-quality $300 copier might make financial sense, but the cost per page is more than it would be for your higher quality models. Spending a few hundred dollars makes sense if you are using it in a home or something of the like.
- Consider leasing or buying used. Whether you buy it outright, or you strike up a lease deal of some sort with a copier company, buying a copier that is slightly used can save you up to 80%.
- Avoid color unless it is required. Color copiers cost more than black & white copiers. Unless you plan on using color a lot, avoid the add-on. The color copiers cost 8-10 times more than the traditional models.