Leasing a copier is the most common way that businesses get a copier. It is the easiest way to have a fairly low monthly payment and receive all the help you could ever need. Many copier leases will come with some sort of supplies and services cost already included. This condenses your bill and makes everything easier. What most people do not know is that you do not necessarily need a lease to get these services.
Leasing is a method of payment to simplify your bill. If you have supplies and services with your lease then it will make your life easier. Unfortunately, some copier leasing companies use this as a way to scare you into a copier lease. They make it sound like a lease is the only way to get continued maintenance and consumables every month.
What they don’t tell you is that you can get the same services without being on a lease. If you wanted to buy a copier in cash, then you can still get all the service apart from your lease. All you have to do is get a supplies and service contract. This will supply you with whatever you need without being on a strict lease.
A fairly standard supplies and services contract, when doing at least 8,000 prints, will come to around $.012 per print on a black and white copier. This is a great option for anyone that wants to buy a new or used copier outright.
Making the decision to lease or not should be left up to a CFO or someone who truly understands the financial situation of your company. This decision is based on depreciation vs. operating costs and should be determined by someone who truly understands that part of the business.
All you need to know is that you do not have to be on a lease in order to receive monthly supplies and services. If you would like to know more about leasing options then contact us at Copier Los Angeles. We will walk you through everything to make sure you understand your copier lease.