Maintaining a Discontinued Copier
You may have had your copier for years without issue when you get a call from your leasing company. They inform you that your copier has been discontinued and that it may be time to get a new one before something bad happens. But you love your copier and you don’t want to get a newer, more expensive machine. Luckily, it’s not all that hard to maintain a discontinued copier if you fall into a certain category.
There is something that your leasing company may not be telling you. Any copier that is discontinued must have their parts available for at least 5 years following the discontinuation of that particular office machine. This law exists so that copier companies aren’t able to force people to get something new that they don’t want.
That means that as long as your copier finishes it’s normal lease within that 5-year timeframe, then you should end up being totally fine. Ask your leasing company when the copier was discontinued and figure out if upgrading is the right choice for you.
Not every copier leasing agent is there to make your life difficult. They may be telling you the truth that your copier is not a viable option anymore. However, don’t just believe someone because you pay them.
Operating a discontinued copier doesn’t have to be a hassle. If your parts are still available then there is nothing stopping you from continuing to use your copier, even if it is discontinued.