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Office Equipment & Supplies Articles & Tips
4 The Office believes an informed buyer is a cost effective buyer. We have dedicated this page to tips on procuring office supplies, equipment, leasing programs, service and cost per page programs.  We hope that you find it informative when it's time to purchase your office supplies, copiers, printers, print management software or related services. We have also added some levity due to the acts of some in our  industry that have frustrated many buyers over the years. All articles below are available for free download by clicking on the Learn More link. We also ask that if you have found our articles helpful please vote on them. Our poll is located at the bottom of the page.
Are you really getting a better price at the Big Box Retailers?

It is often thought that the Big Box Retailers offer the most competitive pricing. We invite you into our store and have provided a few sample items of such differences.

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What are you currently paying for one black and white page on your device?

Use our Cost Per Page Calculator below.

In the first block (Your Current Toner Cartridge Cost), insert the price you pay for one toner cartridge for your device.
In the next block (Manufacturers Estimated Yield), insert the published yield for your toner cartridge.
Your current Cost Per Page for Toner only will be automatically calculated in the third box.

Your Cost Per Page is in cents. Example: .034 equals 3.4 cents per page, not 34 cents.
This calculation does not includes any required service, parts or labor when needed.

If you are printing at least 1,000 pages per month, you could save up approximately 25 to 40%. 4 The Office offers several devices from a variety of manufacturers that are often under 2 cents per page and includes all toner, all parts, labor and service when required.

How long should a copier last your organization?

Generally if properly placed, a copier should be capable of lasting you about five years. Don't be trapped into upgrading early and competitively shopping.....

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Have you ever received a $9,000.00 overage bill from your Copier Vendor?
The easiest way to avoid the frustration from receiving a copy/print overage bill is to keep copies/prints out of your lease agreement.....
Are those Office Supplies Rebate Cards from Big Box Retailers really worth it?

As a consumer myself, I tend to look for the best price and generally try to avoid rebates. To me, it doesn’t make much sense to pay more for something up front only to learn .....


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