Should You Buy or Lease Your Next Copier?


When it comes to copiers, you have a lot of decisions to make--like which make and model is better for your needs or whether you want color capabilities. Once all that is said and done, though, you'll still have one more choice: will you buy your copiers, or lease them?

Pros and Cons

The truth about buying and leasing copiers is that, for the most part, there's no definitive "best" option. It's all about your business, your needs, and your budget--but the good news is that, by analyzing the pros and cons of each choice, it can be easy to decide which option is right for you.

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  • Pros: When you choose to buy your copiers, you pay less in the long run. Copiers pay for themselves relatively quickly--and, on top of that, they can often be counted for tax benefits. Additionally, you'll have total control over the machine and what you do with it.

  • Cons: Unfortunately, buying a copier also means that you're stuck with that exact make and model for a while, which can be frustrating when technology advances so rapidly. Remember that you're also responsible for all the repairs and maintenance for the machine's entire lifetime.


  • Pros: Leasing might be more expensive, but it certainly puts you in charge of your money. You won't have to pay a massive upfront cost, and you'll be able to negotiate payment options and even the cost of service. You'll also be able to keep up with technology by switching to newer models whenever you need them (and your lease allows).

  • Cons: The biggest issue with leasing is that it will end up costing you more in the long run. If budget is your one and only consideration, leasing is certainly the way to go.

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