If you want a good copier for a great price then you should make sure you are working with someone you can trust. Many sales people will take advantage of you if they smell a sucker. That’s why there are two pieces of advice we recommend. First, do as much research as your possibly can beforehand. Secondly, make sure you have some questions for your leasing agent to figure out if they have your best interests in mind.
Below we have outlined a few basic questions to use to judge your leasing agent. These aren’t the only questions you can ask. The whole goal is to see if they are being honest or not. If you feel that they are avoiding the answer or not being straight then you should be very wary about working with them.
- What do you think I can get within my budget? Will the leasing agent stick to it? Leasing a copier is not a cheap business expense. You need to find a budget that works and make absolutely sure that your agent will stick in those limits. Don’t let them talk you into something more expensive unless you believe in it yourself.
- What are the features I absolutely need? A law firm has different needs than an advertising agency. Is color printing crucial or is higher speed more important? Know the most important features you need and make sure your copier has it. See if they start to steer you towards things you know you won’t need. They are just trying to get more money out of you.
- What happens if my copier breaks down? Does your lease come with a continued maintenance agreement? Who is going to have my back when things go wrong? How much time will be expected to wait before I get help? This is big because you need to trust you will get help when you need it.
These are only a fraction of the things to consider when shopping for a copier leasing agent. However, these few questions will help to get you going in the right direction. If your leasing agent seems shifty then they probably are.