Photocopier leasing and copier contracts can be so confusing.
When a salesperson encouraged you to sign a lease for your photocopier printer, it all sounded too good to be true right?
They offered you a fantastically low cost per copy?
So why are you paying lots more than you thought?
Read through the small print, and you may find the gremlins.
Minimum monthly billing – You may be charged for copies and printing that you haven’t produced.
Annual increases – You may have annual increases on your cost per copy, this could be in excess of 15%, and some companies increase twice a year!
Cost per colour – if your contract states that you are being charged on a ‘cost per colour’ basis, it could mean you are being charged per colour used on each print out. for example, you print your company logo, it has black, blue, red and a little bit of yellow. You will be charged for each colour plus the charge for black.
Netwok connectivity charge – some copier dealers are charging £40 per month for a connectivity charge, this is for just incase you change some settings with your server or computer that disconnets the printer. However, most companies have an IT providor, and this is likely to be included in their fee, so why pay twice for the same service?
Lease payments – if you have agreed to a lease, you are agreeing to pay that full amount, don’t just think about what the monthly payments will be. Think about how much you would owe if you decided after a year that service is just not good enough and you wanted to get out of the contract. You would likely owe thousands for the printer copier, and you could also be tied in to pay off all the ‘minimum monthly billing’ payments, this will also be thousand of pounds, you can then find yourself paying for a product you dont want, and a service that you are not happy with.
Extra charges – there are many other extra charges that you may be signed up for. Toner postage delivery, firmware updates, the use of the scanning facility, staples and additional maintenance charges.
We urge you to check photocopier contracts, go through them with a fine tooth comb.
We at J&K Business machines LTD like to give a clear description of what you are being charged for.
No minimum billing
No annual increases
No hidden fees
No extra charges.
No lengthy contracts.
Call us today on 01233 668309 or email [email protected] for more information.