When you need a new copier or printer for your business there are a number of different makes from which to choose. It can be very difficult to select the right model for your particular needs because all the manufacturers will tell you that their model “X” is ideal for a business that needs to print/copy “Y” items a day.
This is why a lot of businesses in the Atlanta Metro area ask us at Creative Office Solutions for advice. We sell, service, and repair many different makes of copiers and printers, and our team is happy to visit you without obligation and assess your needs and then offer advice as to the best fit. We live and breathe photocopiers, printers, scanners, and fax machines, and our experts can help you.
Now that is one part of the jigsaw. When you have decided on the best machine for your business there is something else to consider, and that is whether you should lease your machine or buy it outright. Again, what is right for one business will not necessarily be the best for another.
When you buy a printer or copier outright it obviously becomes yours. That is the beginning and end of it. You have spent the money and that’s it. Obviously, it will be under warranty to begin with, but the only other expense, apart from running expenses, is possibly taking out a maintenance agreement when the warranty runs out.
Leasing May Have Some Advantages
However, there may well be some advantages to office equipment leasing in Atlanta, Georgia. While the overall outlay over time will be a little more than an outright purchase, there is the immediate advantage that there is no capital outlay for office equipment leasing in Atlanta, Georgia. So, you can use that money for other things. In effect, when you lease a machine, you pay as you use. Furthermore, when you lease a machine it is unaffected by changes in interest rates, so you can budget ahead with certainty.
There are also tax advantages. If you buy the printer or copier you can claim 40% of the cost against tax in the first year, and then 25% of the balance each year. If you lease it, not only do you not have the capital outlay, but you can claim the repayments as you pay – monthly, quarterly, or whatever.
Another big point is that office equipment technology is changing, and if you lease you can upgrade to a later model when you need to, whereas if you purchase you are really stuck with the machine for several years unless you write it off.
So, there may be advantages to office equipment leasing in Atlanta, Georgia. Call one of our team to visit you and go into more detail.