SOURCE: Copiers Refurbished

May 08, 2008 14:16 ET

Copiers Refurbished Offers Tips for Finding Quality Used Copiers

LONG PRAIRIE, MN--(Marketwire - May 8, 2008) - As more companies cut costs in the face of a slowing economy, Copiers Refurbished, a leading independent dealer of slightly used copy machines, is offering tips on buying a properly refurbished, used copier for a significantly lower price.

A properly refurbished used copier should begin with a low meter. If the copier has been used less then 3 months (as rated by the manufacturer's recommended monthly volume) then the copier is in the proper life cycle to be refurbished. This would be the equivalent of buying a recent model used car with 10K miles on it.

A used copy machine should be thoroughly cleaned and tested as well as have all worn parts replaced -- including consumables such as the toner, drums, cleaning blades, etc. This way the refurbished copier will be ready to go under a service agreement and should come with a same as new warranty.

"Watch out for warranty terms on a used copy machine such as parts only or a 30 day limited warranty. You should get a 90 day complete parts and labor warranty as well as a two-year extended warranty on all major components such as comes with a new copier," said Mechels. "Don't settle for a cheap copy machine being sold 'as-is' on E-bay. Previous owners are not copier technicians and while the initial price may be attractive, you'll probably wind up paying twice as much in repairs and maintenance.

"Consider that the depreciation factor on a new copier is nearly 80% in the first three months, as well as the fact that our refurbished used copy machines come with the same as new warranty (90 day complete parts and labor plus a two-year extended limited warranty), and there is very little risk involved with a used copier from Copiers Refurbished. A properly refurbished copier from us can last just as many years as a new one, at a fraction of the cost."

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About Copiers Refurbished:

Copiers Refurbished is an independent dealer of copy machines based out of Central Minnesota. They specialize in selling slightly used copiers across the contiguous 48 United States and Canada. With a refurbished copier from Copiers Refurbished, you will experience the benefits of a like-new copier -- at a significantly lower price along with all the amenities of a new copy machine, such as flexible payment options, a great warranty and next day shipment. Copiers Refurbished remanufactures most brands of digital copiers including: Canon copiers, Konica copiers, Minolta copiers, Ricoh copiers, Sharp copiers, Toshiba copiers and many more.