Working with a Discontinued Copier
You may have an office copier that you have had for years that your absolutely love. Suddenly, you get a call from your copier leasing company informing you that your office copier has been discontinued. What does this mean for you? Working with a discontinued copier isn’t always a problem; you just need to know what to look out for.
Having a discontinued copier just means that your copier manufacturing company is no longer producing that type of copier. This doesn’t have to affect you too much depending on how much of your lease is left. There is a very important thing to know about discontinued copiers that your leasing company may not tell you.
All copier companies, by law, must keep their parts available for discontinued machines available to the public for at least 5 years after they discontinue the model.
The only thing to worry about with a discontinued machine is whether or not you will be able to maintenance the machine if something happens. If your copier lease has less time left than the time for the parts to be unavailable, then you should be fine.
Working with a discontinued copier doesn’t have to be an issue. Talk with your leasing company about when your model was discontinued and make the decision for yourself. You may need to upgrade, or you may be fine, depending on how much time is left of that 5 year law.