Fix or Replace – That is THE question

There comes a point in time when everything you own will break down.

The question you always have to ask yourself is “should I fix it or buy a new one”

I often get this question when it comes to printers. I had one actually this past week. The client had an ancient Canon all in one printer (prob 6 years old). The manager approved to fix it at a cost of approx $300 and 2 week delay to order parts.

This is bad decision.

I found a $200 Brother Mono-Laser Multi Function at Staples. I told them to order a new printer.

Why is this a bad decision

Mainly because fixing an ancient printer is a loosing option.

  • You spend more to fix it then you do to buy a new one.
  • The replacement part doesn’t guarantee some other part doesn’t break
  • Small desktop printers are considered throw away items.
    • If it breaks throw it away
  • You’ll get more life from a cheapo printer than you will from a fixing an old printer.

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