Maintaining a discontinued Copier

You may have a slightly older copier in your office, but everything works just fine. Then, suddenly you get a call from your leasing company. They inform you that the copier has been discontinued and that it’s smart to upgrade to a new model. This is a common occurrence in the world of copier leasing, but don’t be fooled into buying a new machine if you don’t have to. We are going to tell you all you need to know about maintaining a discontinued copier. 

There is a good chance this salesperson is just looking for an opportunity to make a little extra cash. Your salesperson may offer a deal, saying it’s only an extra $50 for the new copier. Your copier may work fine so you are reluctant to upgrade. Then, they may suggest that maintaining a discontinued copier is almost impossible. However, there is something they’re not telling you.

Copier companies must keep copier parts available for 5 years after they discontinue a copier. This ensures that people aren’t bullied into buying new machines. That means that if your copier is within that five year span, then it should be very easy to maintain a discontinued copier.

You just need to be aware that after the 5 years are over, then it may truly become difficult to maintain a discontinued copier. You just need to learn about your copier.

  • If your copier lease is only for 2 more years and the copier just got discontinued the previous week, then you should be fine without upgrading.
  • If you have a copier that is already 4 years into its discontinuation, and you have just begun your lease, then you may need to upgrade. Not every salesperson is lying, it’s just important to inform yourself.

Don’t get tricked into buying something new when your old copier works just fine. Knowledge is power and at Kansas City Copier we want to make sure you know as much as you can.