The process of leasing a printer can be daunting. There are so many features to consider and recurring monthly payments to figure out. There are some predatory copier leasing companies that know this and want to take advantage of you. We want to give you the inside scoop on how people get tricked into spending too much, and one of the most common ways is by overspending on prints.
Once you pick the perfect copier for your office you need to start thinking about monthly print quantity. This is crucial when figuring out how much you may be spending per month. Be realistic with this number. Don’t overshoot because it will hurt you later on. And trust us, your leasing company will try to get you to buy more prints.
Let’s say you estimate a need of 25,000 prints per month. Your leasing company may try to convince you that it is actually smarter to get 30,000 prints a month, just to be safe. They may even offer to drop the price per print to try and “help” you, but it is still a scam.
Here is a simplified example of how they will try to scam you.
- You want 25,000 prints, and the price will be $.015 per print.
- They suggest 30,000 prints, but at $.014 per print.
(25,000 prints) X ($.015) = $375 per month
(30,000 prints) X ($.014) = $420 per month
When you do the math, even though the price per print is lower, you would still be paying more overall with the suggested 30,000 print option. You would be spending an extra $45 per month, every month, for the entire 5 year lease. This would cost you $2,700 over the time of your lease!
This is why you want to buy as close to the actual amount you use as possible. Even going a little under is fine. Around 80% of your estimated print usage is generally a safe spot to be.
Stop overspending on prints, and make sure you are not being taken for a ride. At Copier Phoenix we are on your side and are dedicated to your happiness.
To learn more about print usage and copier leases please call us today!