Office equipment isn’t built to last forever, and once it starts to breakdown, you can get caught in a never ending cycle of repairs, inefficiency, and loss of productivity. Rather than learning to live with the frustration of aging or inadequate equipment, why not explore the option of a trade in? Here are the answers to some of the more commonly asked questions about the process to get you on your way.
What’s the first step?
An assessment of your existing inventory and an in-depth analysis of the needs and requirements of your business are the best way to ensure your satisfaction with your new equipment.
Which machines can I trade in, and what are they worth?
As part of your initial assessment, your current equipment will be analyzed for overall condition, quality of output, and number of impressions. These factors help to determine the device’s value. Office equipment that could be considered for trade-in include:
• Fax machines
• Multifunction printers
What if no one wants my old equipment?
Aging print equipment that is no longer desirable for resale may either be recycled in accordance with industry regulations, or if it still has some usability, may be donated to a non-profit organization.
Are others doing this?
Trading in older, inefficient office equipment is common practice in the industry. In fact, more than 80 percent of copiers, faxes, printers and scanners are traded in for newer, more energy efficient office equipment. Business owners are often left wondering why they didn’t trade in their equipment sooner once they start to enjoy the benefits of lower costs, improved efficiency, and a reduction in energy usage.
What about my lease?
Examine your current lease agreement to determine if there are any provisions for early termination. Most allow for a […]