How to Buy a Used Copier

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As more companies cut costs in the face of a slowing economy, Copier Liquidation Center, a leading independent dealer of slightly used low meter copy machines, is offering tips on buying  used copiers for a significantly lower price.

A properly checked used copier should begin with a low meter. If the copier has been used less then 1 month (as rated by the manufacturer’s recommended monthly volume) then the copier is in the proper life cycle to be sold like-new copier — at a significantly lower price along with all the amenities of a new copy machine. This would be the equivalent of buying a recent model used car with 2K miles on it.

Whether you are buying new or low meter copy machines, here are four questions you’ll need to answer:

  • How fast do you need it to print?

Copier speed is measured in pages per minute (ppm)

Most offices will get by comfortably with machines in the 20 to 60 ppm range.

  • What do you need the copier to do?

Do you need printing, scanning, faxing or stapling features

  • What is your volume?

Your monthly paper consumption, the built-in counter in your existing copier can be used to help determine your current volume.

  • What do you have in the budget?

1 Comment

  1. Roland Duval says:

    I have an used MP c4501 color copier,I’m looking for finisher unit the one in left side and missing button from top third one so I could use some of the features like scan ,holes and staple . Please let me know if it’s possible

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