The following are the most common disadvantages of purchasing a copier:
1) Higher Initial Investment
Let’s get the obvious one out of the way first. Professional copiers and other office equipment, such as laser printers, are exorbitantly priced.
As a result, paying cash for one can eat up a significant percentage of your monthly, quarterly, or even annual revenue. This is a risky decision for many small firms.
Technology is always evolving, and newer and better types of products are continually being released. As previously stated, the average copier has a lifespan of 5 years after which it will most likely need to be replaced.
Even if your copier is in fine working order, it will be obsolete by then. Also, if your copier’s needs alter, you won’t be able to readily replace it.
Remember how we compared buying a copier to buying a car? Copiers, like vehicles, deteriorate with time, so if you need to sell one, don’t expect to get as much as you paid for it.
4) Greater Accountability
In the case of leasing, once the paperwork and stressful aspects are through, you simply pay the leasing company, and they handle all of the costs and difficulties associated with your copier.
You can avoid the paperwork duties if you own the device, but you will be responsible for all costs and problems with the copier.
You must determine how to get the best cost on ink cartridges, locate the most skilled specialist to repair it if it malfunctions, and much more.