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The copier died!

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Jill Kinnaird

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After 15+ years ye old B&W Toshiba 2540 model is no longer eligible for service calls! Of course it broke right after that notification! Have been assembling bids from local companies for leasing/purchasing/servicing networked multi-function color copier/printer/scanner to not only replace the copier but possibly replace our 'expensive to run but makes great prints' Xerox 6250 Phaser printer. Lowest bid is more than $3,500. Also, a model left for my demonstration took me 45 minutes to figure out how to use the by pass tray. Anyone know of a 'simple' unit capable of handling 10x15 +- heavy stock paper that won't keep me from my life long dream of paying the gas and electric bill?
 

Restrain

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Why are you even using a copier for anything other than the occasional map in today's technology when you can buy an MPF printer/copier for less than $200, networkable, and color.

If you need something bigger than an 8x11, there's always a Kinkos.
 

Couch Potato

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$3,500 sounds cheap to me. The Kyocera KM-3650w runs about $16,000.
 

Pat Butler

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Your 15" requirement puts you 1" beyond the typical legal size and will cost a bundle. A 'standard' copier that goes up to legal won't work for your needs?

I have a really nice Okidata copier that made perfect copies for many years then finally needed one too many repairs. I had paid $3,500 for it. I then realized that if individual repairs were going to cost a minimum of $500 that I'd replace it with something cheap. Got a really nice Canon copier at OfficeMax for $600 and it's suited my needs perfectly. I did replace some pickup rollers that I bought on EBay for $50 along with a repair manual. But if something major blows out then I'll simply replace it with a new copier.

Used to be that copier repairs were much cheaper. The repair companies charge so much money just for an office visit that it's more plausible to buy a new one everytime it breaks.
 
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