You may have an office copier that you love to use when you get a disconcerting phone call from your copier leasing company. This might be calling to tell you that your model of copier has been or is going to be discontinued. This may be alarming, but it doesn’t have to be. You may not be affected at all as long as you know what you need to about working on a discontinued copier.
If your copier leasing company is urging you to get a new machine then you may want to question their motives. They may just want you to start the new lease to get some more money for themselves. If this is the case then there is something they might not be telling you.
By law, all copier companies must keep parts in circulation for at least 5 years after they discontinue that model of copier.
This law is in place to stop copier companies from being able to force people to buy new machines. However, your leasing company may not tell you this helpful fact. Some keep it hidden in order to get you to start a new lease that you don’t actually need.
Working on a discontinued copier is not a big deal at all as long as you are able to get parts for maintenance and replacement. If you are able to do that then you should have nothing to worry about. However, you may be ready for a new machine if you aren’t going to be able to get parts for the entirety of your lease. It’s up to you to make the right choice for your business.