Get free, no-obligation Quotes for Reconditioned Photocopiers
Are Reconditioned Photocopiers a Good Choice?
Reconditioned photocopiers are an option for an office that needs to purchase one or more photocopiers but doesn't want to pay the high cost of new equipment. Reconditioned photocopiers are simply used photocopiers that have been fixed up. There is a difference between a reconditioned and a repaired photocopier, however, and you should be aware of that difference before you make a purchase.
A photocopier that's been repaired is simply a photocopier that had a problem and was fixed. Reconditioned photocopiers have been thoroughly inspected, cleaned, repaired if any repairs were necessary, and refurbished in a way that brings them as close to like-new operation as possible. The used copier that's been repaired has had the problem fixed and probably nothing else changed about it. But refurbished and reconditioned photocopiers might have had certain things replaced that looked slightly worn and had things upgraded and adjusted that simply needed it not because they were broken, but to bring a photocopier to like-new condition.
When you purchase reconditioned photocopiers you're getting as close to a new photocopier as you can for a used price. A reconditioned photocopier can last just as long as a new one, depending on several factors. If the photocopier was heavily used and even abused before it was reconditioned, it may not last nearly as long as a reconditioned photocopier that had been well taken care of. You have no way of knowing how the photocopier was used before it was inspected and repaired. But because reconditioned photocopiers come with guarantees, you can be sure that you're going to get a lot of quality operation from the equipment.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Reconditioned Photocopiers
Some of the benefits of reconditioned photocopiers are the cost and the warranty. If you purchase a new machine, of course you get a good warranty against problems. Reconditioned photocopiers also come with warranties against problems. The warranty might not be as comprehensive or as long-term as a new photocopier warranty, but it is there to protect you against any problems for whatever period of time it covers. That means that if you purchase a reconditioned photocopier and something goes wrong, the company you purchased it from has arranged for it to be fixed or will fix it themselves.
This is a very good deal when you consider that you're purchasing a used piece of equipment. You can make a photocopier much more affordable and can even allow an office to own more than one to make office operations more efficient.
The biggest drawback of reconditioned photocopiers is that you really don't know how long they'll last. You could purchase one that lasts five years, which is about the life of a photocopier, or it could need to be replaced in two. If you plan on using a photocopier very heavily, at daily print capacity or monthly print capacity of thousands of pages, a new photocopier might be the best bet because reconditioned photocopiers may have already been used for thousands of hours and might not last as long as you'd like.