Do you need automatic stapling? If not, we recommend avoiding this feature because it is another expensive add-on. You can expect that this feature will run between $1,000-$1,500. If you only plan to use it once per week, perhaps buying a stapler will make more sense. At our business in Seattle, we often find that people want to purchase a copier based on what they had with their last copier. The biggest issue occurs when their past sales rep sold them too much or too little, rather than finding a copier with the right amount of features. We want to keep you from making the same mistake.
While some features are necessary, you want to avoid the unnecessary features that add to the price. You can pay a great deal more for a copier that has one extra feature, and if you do not use it, did it make sense to pay extra? For example, let’s say you need 11 x 17 paper, only make 300 copies per month and you want a laser copier. You will pay extra. The average costs approximately $2,500. However, if you use letter and legal paper, you might be able to use a $400 copier and still meet your demands.