Should You Buy a Refurbished Printer?

Submitted by Tech Support on Tue, 11/10/2020 - 14:51
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To buy new or not to buy new. Is that the question?

Manufacturers are creating advanced technology for their printers every year. They are providing new ways to integrate into the technology that you use every day. It is very compelling to have the latest in technology on your printing device to get the most out of your printer. But, should there be a consideration for a refurbished printer?

At CPC Office Technologies we believe there are three reasons why you might consider a refurbished printer over a brand-new printer.

Technology You Don’t Need

Even though the manufacturer works to add amazing new technology into new printers, the question remains, do you need it? When the first printers were equipped with the ability to have built-in applications, very few software manufacturers added the capability to work with those applications. In its infancy, it wasn't worth the cost of the new technology for many companies. Are there features of the new technology that is not needed for you? You might do well with a refurbished printer that is just one or two years behind in technology and be perfectly productive.

Great Quality

The first concern anyone might have for a refurbished printer is the quality you might find. Refurbished is not the same as used in terms of quality. In a refurbished printer, all the core parts are replaced with new parts. Because of this and the fact that it's gone through a few cycles, it's quality can be a bit more reliable for basic operation. When a qualified technician can see where the problems were and then fix them during the refurbishment process, you end up with a printer that produces great quality.

Financial Savings

The most obvious reason for purchasing a refurbished printer is the initial investment. Buying new has a higher cost to it. Buying a refurbished printer has lost its initial depreciation from new so you aren't paying for that. Moreover, not having the latest technology means you aren't paying for all that new development for the manufacturer.

Bottom Line

Sometimes a new printer is required for your printing needs. However, a refurbished printer could provide you with all the technology you need at a great quality that can help you maximize your budget. Contact us today to see if there is a refurbished printer that is right for you!