Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Is leasing cost effective?

Many businesses lease office machines, but before you commit you should know your alternatives.

Leasing seems like an easy route, a simple monthly payment and you know for the next 3 years you'll have a working supported multi-function office machine at your disposal. But, there a much more cost effective ways to enjoy the same benefits. Let's take a look at how much out of pocket you'll see with a lease vs owning a machine.

A typical lease provides you with a machine, toners and service for 3 years. Our customers have reported to us that they typically pay anywhere from 180 to 250 per month for this service. Over 3 years, 36 payments, the out of pocket comes out to $6480.00 - $9000.00+, and after 3 years, you can either return the machine and start over, or purchase it by paying the residual. Residual is typically $2000.00. So let's take an average of that, (8480-11,000) 3 year average cost is $9740. These prices are fixed, as long as you stay in your 'printing limit'. ie maybe 20,000 pages per month.
So after 3 years, you have payed 9740.00 and you own the machine. Now of course, you have to pay for everything yourself from now on.

Now let's take the alternative. Purchasing a  fully warrantied Office Machine through PCT Services.

Machine 2000-3000, average $2500
1 year warranty - First year, you only buy toner as needed approx $300.00
Next 2 years - Toners $600.00, Maintenance Kit $350.00, and a couple service calls $90.00
(note: Since you purchased your toners though us, your service calls are always 1/2 price)

Three years total owning = $3840.00
Three years total leasing =  $9740.00 

Purchase through PCT $3840.00 That's less than 40% of the cost!
You could have 2 machines for less than the cost of 1 leased machine.
Even if you printed twice as much, doubling the toner cost, you're still at about half the out of pocket costs purchasing the same unit over leasing!

And, it's your machine, you can print as much as you want, your not locked into a 3 year plan, which means you can replace it any time you want, or keep it longer if you like, it's YOURS and you have control.

PCT Services
If you'd like a no obligation quote, just to do your own comparison, let us know!
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Perks with Toners

 Spokane - CDA - Post Falls - Rathdrum

Business customers can enjoy fast great service for their office machines, and save 50% when service is needed. By ordering your toners, through PCT's portal, you'll not only receive the highest quality toners at prices lower than your currently paying, but when you need a printer serviced, you'll only be charged 1/2 price for the service call!

All printer's using toners purchased through our portal, automatically get 1/2 priced service discounts. No obligation, no contracts, no invasive page counting software, it's just a perk we include.

See below how much you can save.....

Real life scenario

Let’s say you have an HP 4250, you buy toner for it.  3 months later your printer is leaving marks on the page. You call the service company to check the printer…. Well compare them, to us.

Office Supply Store
PCT Services
Original Toner Cost $199.00
Original Toner Cost $109.00
Tech shows up, charges $129.00, finds toner is causing issue
PCT’s tech shows up, $0.00 since toner was the problem and was ordered through us
6 week warranty on toner, you have to buy a new one
PCT 6 month warranty, new toner on the way
Purchase new toner, another $199.00
Problem solved.  You only had to pay for the original toner
Total cost $527.00
Total cost $109.00, total time 1 day
One Year scenario using Office Store
One Year scenario using PCT
Same printer, HP 4250
5 Toners per year                              $995.00
1 Service Call for print issues          $129.00
1 Service Call for paper jams           $129.00
1 bad toner out of warranty            $199.00

Total Yearly Cost                               $1452.00

Same printer, HP 4250
5 Toners per year                         $495.00
1 Service Call for print issues          $0.00
1 Service Call for paper jams         $39.99
1 bad toner , in warranty                 $0.00

Total Yearly Cost                           $534.99

Saturday, June 4, 2016


If you need service or repairs, or even just have a question, call or email and we'll get back to you A.S.A.P. with how we can help you. Some simple issues we might even be able to take care of via first contact. If your machine really does need a service call, we will give you an estimate and schedule a service time with you.

We service all makes and models of printers, copiers, MFPs and Fax Machines in the Spokane, Post Falls, CDA, and Hayden areas.
Our fast expert service will keep your machines running smooth and worry free. And we have no repeat trip or labor charges for parts installation.

We warranty our parts and services for a minimum of 90 days. (see policies for exceptions)

We also offer maintenance contracts for a planned service budget.
A fixed monthly or yearly fee covers all parts and labor. It's like a forever warranty!

Call or email to place a service call or for a free service quote, we might even be able to offer help over the phone!

4th Party - If your a service company that requires a technician in our area for service calls, we offer remote service in the Spokane - CDA - Hayden areas for many companies presently.
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