Reconditioned or refurbished copiers are previously owned copiers which are seven years old at most. People who can’t afford to buy a brand new photocopier settle for reconditioned copiers.
Reconditioned copiers are different from second-hand copiers. In reconditioned copiers, the worn-out parts have been replaced with either brand new or almost-new parts. Additionally, these copiers are sold by other businesses and come with a warranty. Should a reconditioned copier break down within its warranty period, the seller will replace it with another one.
Pros and Cons of Reconditioned Copiers
Buying a reconditioned copier comes with its benefits and disadvantages. Let’s look at these one by one.
The Pros of Buying Reconditioned Copiers:
- Reconditioned copiers are less expensive than brand new ones.
A reconditioned copier normally costs half the price of a new one. The worn-out parts have been properly replaced and any malfunctions have been fixed. Because of this, it can function almost as efficiently as its brand new version. A reconditioned copier such as the Canon iR1022iF retails at £75 and a reconditioned larger machine such as the Kinoca Minolta Bizhub C220 can be yours for only £1,250.
- Reconditioned copiers come with a warranty.
Most used copiers come with a warranty, but in the case of reconditioned copiers, the warranties can last for years. GB Copier Systems, for example, offers a five-year service warranty on every reconditioned copier it sells.
- Reconditioned copiers are environment-friendly.
Using a reconditioned copier not only helps you save money; it also helps protect the environment by extending the life of a product that would otherwise have labelled as waste.
The Cons of Buying Reconditioned Copiers
- Reconditioned copiers may not last as long as brand new ones.
While some reconditioned copiers might have a lifespan that’s very close to that of their brand new versions, others will most probably break down long before their new versions do. Regular maintenance is imperative with a reconditioned copier.
- You might end up spending more on repairs and maintenance.
Though they are cheaper than new copiers, reconditioned ones need regular maintenance and services to ensure that they continue to work efficiently. If your reconditioned copier keeps needing repairs here and there, you might unknowingly end up spending the same amount of money as you would have on a new copier.