Common Copier Lease Mistakes

Negotiating a lease is a scary prospect for most people. You are going up against someone who knows basically everything about a topic that you know little about. This can lead many people to make mistakes that cost them a lot over time. Some of the most common copier lease mistakes are easy to avoid if you know what to look for.

  • Getting an unnecessary machine. This usually means that you pay for something that way exceeds your needs. The worst mistake you can make is getting a tabloid copier when you don’t need one. Get an idea of what you need and try not to get anything more expensive than you are willing to spend.

  • Allowing raised lease rates. Look through your lease and make sure there aren’t any sneaky provisions about raised rates. They may make it sound normal but there is no reason to have rates raised later on in your lease.

  • Buying too many prints. Copier leasing agents like to try and get people to buy way more  prints than you need so that they can make money. Don’t get talked into buying things you don’t need “just in case.”

  • Missing important details. Reading through a copier lease might be boring, but it is vital. You are signing a document that lasts for years. Take the time to look through and understand every part of your agreement.


It doesn’t have to be hard to get a great copier lease. Arm yourself with as much knowledge before you talk to anyone. Then, reach out to our amazing staff at Fresno Copier. We can help you get a copier lease that you will love without all the drama.