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
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