Fine Print on Copier Contracts
What to Check: Fine Print Will Make or Break Your Experience
Initial Document Preparation Fee
An initial document preparation fee ranges from $75 to $200, but it becomes an easy point of negotiation, and you can simply ask the leasing company to take it out. Most of the time, they expect people to ask and waive the fee. However, if you do not ask, you will be stuck paying an extra $75 to $200.
When you carry an office insurance policy, the coverage is often sufficient for your new copier. Nevertheless, most leasing companies will charge for insurance unless you can provide them with documentation. However, do not wait to submit this to the company because you are usually only given 30 days within receiving your first invoice to submit proof to them.
You have to be aware of what your contract makes you responsible for, such as getting the copier back to the leasing company. If you are responsible for its return, you will have to pay for shipping, and this could cost you a fortune, depending on how far it needs to be shipped. Finally, be cautious of extra fees such as excessive wear and tear and take pictures and video before returning it.