What to Look for in a Pre-Owned Printer-Copier

What do you look for in a previously-owned (used) copier or printer?

“There are a number of questions to ask,” Greg Farmer said.   “It starts with a short list and you need to be thinking about how you are going to use the machine.”

Greg is the owner and founder of Farmer Business Systems, the leading Xerox dealer in North Texas.

His list of questions starts with these items:

  • How old is the machine in years?
  • How many copies have been run on it?
  • Does it have a repair record?
  • Is it black and white only or color?
  • What kind of printing technology is it?

Much like buying a used car, once you have determined the age and usability, you need to ask yourself about your needs?

  • How many copies per month am I going to put through a machine?
  • Do I need color or black and white?
  • Will the machine do double duty as a copier and a printer?
  • Do I need fax capability?
  • What’s my monthly budget for rental or purchase and supplies?

“As you gather information, the picture of what works best for you become more clear,” Greg said. “A professional in our business can guide you to the best alternative once they know your needs.  A used machine may be the best bet”.

To contact Greg or the other professionals at Farmer Business Systems, please call 972-818-4500 or visit them at www.farmerbusiness.com.

The Business Farmer