Buying A Refurbished Printer – All The Benefits Explained
- October 15, 2016
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Refurbished printers are becoming commonplace as more office managers understand the key benefits that a refurbished model can bring to a business. We all know that a printer is a necessity – along with a fax machine and copier – for any office and that purchasing a brand new office printer can be considerably expensive, especially with so many makes and models and different functions and price ranges.
If you’re thinking about buying a new office printer, why not take a minute to think about purchasing a refurbished printer?
Why choose a refurbished printer?
A refurbished printer is a model that has been returned to the manufacturer and gone through rigorous testing with qualified technicians to make sure that it is working like new again.
At Steelhead, our most common sources of refurbished printers are our lease partners. When a lease is finished, we have first dibs on exercising the buyout with the lease company. We, in turn, offer the printer to the customer but many like to get a new copier when their lease expires. If a printer has low usage and a clean service history and we think it will run for many more years, we buy out the lease residual ourselves, refurbish the printer and place it in a new office environment.
Refurbished printers can also come from ex-demo machines, canceled customer orders, or if an item has been overstocked or over-ordered at a warehouse.
When choosing this type of professional business product, it’s important to remember that refurbished printers are all checked and maintained by qualified technicians, giving you peace of mind when making your purchase.
The Benefits of Refurbished Printers
Save You Money
We’ve all made secondhand purchases in our life. For example, that nifty dress you picked up at a thrift store or that affordable dining set you bought on a reseller website. When shopping for a bargain, many of us will fork out for second-hand goods – no questions asked. When it comes to setting up an office, why think any differently?
A refurbished printer is almost guaranteed to save you money compared to purchasing a newer model. This is because a refurbished printer is cheaper due to their “secondhand” nature.
Refurbished printers have also been on the market longer meaning that more ink and toner cartridges will be available to purchase and in a heavier stock rotation compared to newer printer models with hard to find cartridges. This means you may be able to easily buy these items in bulk and save even more money in the long term.
Preserve the environment
Choosing a refurbished printer for your office is a surefire way to help protect the environment. When you purchase a refurbished model, you can increase sustainability by preventing old printers being sent to the scrap heap or (even worse) a landfill.
Investing in a refurbished model also reduces the number of new printers that need to be made. This, in turn, saves on factory production time and resources.
Do you need the latest technology?
Many printers now come with state of the art functions such as LCD tablet screens and the ability to print directly from a smartphone or tablet. Will this high-functioning technology be used or lost in your business? Purchasing a reconditioned printer might be a better fit for your office tech requirements.
Buying a reconditioned printer has many benefits, especially if you’re thinking about ways to cut spending in the office. If money is tight or you’re looking to budget, a refurbished printer will allow for excellent savings in addition to preventing another printer from ending up in the landfill.
At Steelhead, we really know business products. Our 40 years experience and unmatched customer service mean we’re the number one choice for office equipment in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Get in contact to see how we can help you today.