If there was one area that we could save that most people overpay on their copier lease its on their print costs. So many people get talked into bad copier print plans and never think twice about what they are paying for. However, if you look closely it’s easy to see how you can stop overspending on copier prints.
What many copier leasing companies don’t tell people is that their unused prints do not rollover to following months. These people get talked into buying contracts that offer much more prints each month than they think they will need. It is usually marketed as being a buffer-zone “just in case” you need to go over. However, this is a scam.
- You calculate your monthly output and decide that you need 25,000 prints.
- The salesperson might suggest that you buy 30,000 prints, just in case. They offer to knock the price down from $.o15 per print to $.014 per print.
- It may sound like a good deal because you are paying less per print but you are still paying more.
25,000 prints x $.015 per print = $375 per year
30,000 prints x $.014 per print = $420 per year
That’s an extra $45 per month spent on prints that you will never use.
If you are throwing away $45 per month then they are doing you no favors by having that buffer zone. It’s actually smarter to just go with less prints and spend the money on the ones that you will actually use.