This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (First Week of December 2007)

 

There's an interesting thread below about an RBS sales person that person accepted $3,500 from a copier sales person so that RBS could win that bid of 73 copiers.  Which raises in interesting question about gifts,trips and prizes to a person that works for a corporation if they buy their copiers from xyz dealer.

It's my understanding that any gift, trip or prize is then the property of the corporation and not the person (decision maker).  Yet, we find some dealers openly engaging in offering these items for purchasing their copiers. 

I'm thinking this would make a great topic for discussion on the forums.

Weekend Copier Notes from 12/1/07

IR-5065 § Sharp MC-M620 (aka Duplo Docucate MD-621N) § Ricoh Aficio MP6500 (aka Lanier LD265, Savin 8065) § Xerox WorkCentre 5665 o 70-84ppm category § Canon IR-5075 § Ricoh Aficio MP7500 (aka Lanier LD275, Savin 8075) § Xerox WorkCentre 5675 o 85-99ppm § Konica Minolta bizhub PRO 920 (aka Oce’ imagistics im9220) § Sharp MX-M850, MX-M950 § Toshiba eSTUDIO 850 (aka Oce’ imagistics im8530 & Panasonic DP8540) § Xerox WorkCentre 5687 o 100-135ppm category § Konica Minolta bizhub PRO 1050e (aka IKON
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TOSHIBA AMERICA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS INC. PARTNERS WITH KIP AMERICA

TOSHIBA AMERICA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS INC. PARTNERS WITH KIP AMERICA TO ENABLE WIDE-FORMAT MULTIFUNCTION PRODUCT OFFERINGS Note from Art: That makes Kyocera, KonicaMinolta, KIP and Toshiba selling the same box, is KIP related to Ricoh??? LOL Authorized Toshiba Dealers Provided with Best-in-Class Wide-Format Solutions to Meet Demands of Architectural, Engineering and Construction Clients IRVINE , California ( Sep 25, 2007 ) : Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) is proud to announce a
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IKON Announces New IKON PowerPro(TM) 550 Color Server for the New IKON CPP(R) 550

, go to: www.pod-wf.com/ikon . About IKON IKON Office Solutions, Inc. (www.ikon.com) is the world's largest independent channel for document management systems and services, enabling customers worldwide to improve document workflow and increase efficiency. IKON integrates best-in-class copiers, printers and MFP technologies from leading manufacturers, such as Canon, Ricoh, Konica Minolta, Kyocera Mita and HP, and document management software and systems from companies like Captaris, Kofax, EFI
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Six New Digital Printers In Konica Minolta Line

Six New Digital Printers In Konica Minolta Line Konica Minolta Enhances Printer/AIO Line with Six New Products. Expanded Printer Product Family Provides Cost-Effective, High-Quality Output for a Wide Variety of Work Settings. RAMSEY, NJ, December 3, 2007 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies from the desktop to the print shop, today unveiled several new network-ready color and monochrome printers
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Re: RBS Rumor

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There are a couple of things I don't like about how Konica Minolta does things, but that's more a personal preference than a "Makes-No-Sense-Whatsoever" or "Mess-Over-The-Dealer" problem. Konica makes us switch regions every year, which means we have to get used to an entire new set of sales managers and administrative people. But, once we know who they are, things are fine. There's a West Coast-based dealer on this board who has issues with Konica's service support, but I've never heard of any
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RICOH PRINTERS WIN BUYERS LABORATORY

more information on Buyers Laboratory, please call (201) 488-0404, visit www.buyerslab.com or e-mail info@buyerslab.com. About Ricoh Americas Corporation Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 71-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in excess of $17 billion, an 8.4 percent increase over the previous year. Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of
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Ricoh 7030D and Windows Vista

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Is there a way to make the 7030D work with Vista?John
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Ricoh Introduction of GlobalScan Version 3.0

Continuing its evolution to meet customer’s growing needs, Ricoh is pleased to announce the latest version of the award-winning industry leading GlobalScan server software. Ricoh’s new GlobalScan server software offers an improved user interface, enhanced security features, and greater configurability, being able to fit into the most demanding enterprise environments. The NEW GlobalScan 3.0 works with your networked MFPs to enable document scanning and rapid distribution of digital information
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Re: RBS Rumor

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service on this unit. It took a month of me begging and pleading with I-don't-know-how-many different Ricoh staff members to get an answer. If a dealer hired sales and admin staff who didn't know their own contracts, those people would be out the door immediately. At the same time, I've got three different other Ricoh admin staff people calling me for the install date and meter read. Why does Ricoh need to spend so much money on redundant salaries - nobody is talking to each other and all three
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Re: RBS Rumor

Shaja: Since you are a Dual Line Dealer, do you have the same problems with KonicaMinolta as Ricoh? Also thanx for the heads up with all of the background info!
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Former Mount Vernon schools purchasing agent charged with bribery

released on $15,000 bail and is due in court Dec. 11. He faces a maximum of seven years in state prison. The District Attorney's Office said Rose accepted a bribe of $3,500 from a sales representative of Ricoh Americas Corporation between June 21, 2005, and July 13, 2005. In exchange, the complaint alleges, the copier company was to receive a five-year contract from the district worth in excess of $1 million for 73 copiers, support products and related services. In August of that year, the
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RBS cought giving a kickback!

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released on $15,000 bail and is due in court Dec. 11. He faces a maximum of seven years in state prison. The District Attorney's Office said Rose accepted a bribe of $3,500 from a sales representative of Ricoh Americas Corporation between June 21, 2005, and July 13, 2005. In exchange, the complaint alleges, the copier company was to receive a five-year contract from the district worth in excess of $1 million for 73 copiers, support products and related services. In August of that year, the
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Re: RBS Rumor

They merged Lanier into the financials and Lanier has been loosing money for years now. Now they are just losing money under the Ricoh name.
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Re: RBS cought giving a kickback!

Wonder what happened to the reps and managers at RBS or RAC (Ricoh Americas Corp)? Whew! Glad I'm not involved in this!
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Re: GSA Comp

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GSA Compensation Equipment Purchase Commission = GSA Selling price – 20% off LDP LTOP Commission = GSA Selling price – 15% off LDP Supplies Commission = 25% of GSA Selling Price Maintenance 94% of GSA Selling Price Any discounts offered by dealer will be deducted from dealer commission.
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Re: "currently no printer online" error

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I've already opened all the ports in the windows firewall that ricoh uses and have even turned the firewall off. Still No good.I've had this on a couple of installs and using the ip address instead of the hostname worked but not this time. I wonder if reloading the plotbase is in order?
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Support Your Local AIA Chapter!

four sales and countless warm propspects, they more you get to know them, the more they look to you as thier solutions provider.
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Whose is Gonna Acquire Who in 08!

With all of the aquisitions in our industry in the last 18 months, who do you think is going to get bought out in 08? Remember when Ricoh started this whole thing?
-=Good Selling=-

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