I like the end of lease feature, it's better than taking out the old hd and smashing it to pieces. However, I'll bet some clever person could find out a way to defeat the end of lease feature. Returning the HD to customer is the safest and best way to eliminate risk.
So are you saying as a customer you wouldn't expect to be able to go to a manufactures website and locate a dealer? Am I supposed to go find the product I want then go someplace else to find where to buy it.
No I'm not. In the case of Formax, you would call them and they would give you the name of the Authorized Dealer and I'm assuming it would be the same case with Muratec since there are no dealer locators on their web sites. Is there really a need to have 6-8 dealers covering the same geo area along with the Direct channel. Here's an example, in my territory in which we are Authorized I can't remember the last time I received a lead. Some of the manufacturers sights are slanted to delivering...
The was a picture of "Bob Marley" on a Ricoh when i met with a new potential account. Below the pic is said: "I'm alwayz Jammin"! Oh and yes a new Toshiba 6550c was installed! Will see if something shows up on our machine
There was a picture of "Bob Marley" on a Ricoh when i met with a new potential account. Below the pic is said: "I'm alwayz Jammin"! Oh and yes a new Toshiba 6550c was installed! Will see if something shows up on our machine
I have an IT friend who names the printers on his client's networks after the Seven Dwarfs. If he runs out of dwarfs he uses other Disney characters. I always know when I'm in one of his client's offices.
with the original deal for $4.3 billion US dollars. Sharp USA reported that 45 million was to go to the North American market for building the business imaging division. In a document from Sharp the 45 million. Since the buy number is now 1/5th less. I would expect that number to now drop to 36 million or so.
I would be surprised if any such discretionary spending can survive unless Fox Con desides to dump a bunch of money into making this acquisition pay off. Remember that Sharp has already cut to the bone and some things probably cannot be cut any further.
I mentioned this three weeks ago when I saw the draw back from Foxconn. Sharp has no other alternative move but to accept whatever offer comes it's way. Huge loans are due April 1st to the Japanese banks. Wonder if Gou will stay with the same monetary commitment and get all of Sharp or lower the amount and stay with the same percentage from the original deal. If the offer is less, than Sharp will have to re work it's comeback plan, and I'm sure that comeback plan will affect many of the...
Some of you with hands-on experience with these models may have additional insights, but here is what I have: That MX-M654N’s competitive positioning is mixed, with strengths in the areas energy consumption, scan speed, connectivity, footprint, and UI size and design, and disadvantages in the areas of maximum speed, paper handling, finishing, and mobile print support. The TASKalfa 650is 1i due to be replaced pretty soon by a new 70ppm model, so you could probably expect competitive pricing...
Art, You know that something similar happened to me when I posted a similar question. Someone high up in Sharp USA contacted my boss, even though my blog is a personal blog, and complained about me questioning where Sharp was headed. As a courtesy to my Boss I pulled the article but I ended up blogging about the incident which still spoke to the same issue. Vince
They just can't stand the bad press. I still think they are headed towards going away. I mean how long can you continue to sell machines at such low margins and remain in business. I think eventually all these branches will be sold for pennies on the dollar at some point. at some point someone may realize they need to stop subsidizing the direct losses with the dealer channels profits. i remember sitting in the Ricoh dealer meeting a year ago and Corridi or one other Ricoh exec said "believe...
Interesting....., last week we get reports that Sharp USA sold their Headquarter in NJ, only to lease it back. Then I get an email earlier today about a rumored GIANT acquisition in the industry. Now, I get this Sharp financial update with an unknown source claiming that Sharp will lose billions (yen that is). Very interesting indeed.
Japan's Sharp (IW 1000/160) saw its shares plunge in Tokyo on Monday following a report that said the consumer electronics giant would fall back into the red, reversing company forecasts for an annual profit. The firm's shares dropped 8.73% to 230.0 yen by the close of trading. Japan's leading Nikkei business daily said the Osaka-based firm would report a loss that could amount to hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars for the fiscal year through March owing to a slump in its struggling...
Sharp has been down this road before. They have a history of surviving. Remember when IKON dropped Sharp? Everyone thought they were doomed. They are still here today. I think they will overcome this storm.
Ricoh doesn't have the money to buy anyone else. Let alone, I doubt they want to go down the acquisition road again after thenIkon fiasco. Samsung is the one who has the cash to buy anyone in the industry. Year before last they had 32 billion in cash on hand at year end they had to spend for tax purposes etc.
I suspect Sharp probably uses the business year that ends in March 2013 as their FY2013 4th quarter. Slide 19 is most related to the copier business. It does not indicate that they are doing great but I would not expect that neither are most copier vendors. Generally, Sharp's financial health has improved considerably.
Thanx for taking a look at that. Other copier companies are doing well, in fact KonicaMinolta is doing very well. Ricoh has turned it around also, one of the biggest factors is the yen has devalued against the US dollar. Copiers a core business for Sharp?? I don't think so... Yes, Sharps financial health is better, but isn't it just a matter of time before that massive debt becomes to much to bear? Art
I truly think it's only a matter of time before they go under or are aquired. I believe Samsung will continue to make a push to purchase them but every time they have tried, the Japanese govt steps in and stops it.
Thanks for your email. I will be out of the office until Monday, September 29. I'll have limited access to email and will return your message as soon as possible. All the best, Andrew Jones Muratec America, Inc.
Hey, what a great idea, maybe all of the USA Sharp execs could buy their own copiers for their homes, that would surely give them a big boost in Japan. I would buy the RoBoHon if it was on the market! It's cool!
I don't have a problem with this, I know people who work for Scott tissue who would rather use their sleeve than blow their nose on a Kleenex. My company buys PCs from the brands who are also our clients. Etc, I almost feel like if you have pride in your company and brand you should want to go out of your way to buy the products. Maybe not the Sharp Polaris Pro series though... Have a great weekend everyone,
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