Although the purchase price of a new type of multi-function printer has been substantially reduced in recent years, buying a used printing machine could also have benefits in cost savings in the long term, and there are a number of important items to check carefully beforehand.
It's vitally important to visually inspect the number of inkjet cartridge tanks to identify for single colors with a separate black cartridge which can be individually replaced, and the condition of the drum, if buying a laser toner printer, as this is always an expensive part.
Look carefully at each of toner remaining in the toner cartridge – or the condition and ink levels of pre-installed ink cartridges as it is very probable that replacement carts will be required.
No doubt, if the intended print volume to be very low – say, no more than a dozen A4 sheets spread over several weeks, then buying a second-hand printer can, of course, be the ideal solution. Advances in technology are only one to two years can often mean that technical changes are likely to be significant or not really relevant to the daily, the standard printing needs.
The printer is now replaced much more often – less than two years sometimes – because the price was lowered, and as a result, it is almost certain that the printer former can offer a lot of up to date features found on the latest models, are still in good working order and at giveaway prices!