The above title is from a survey I published a few days ago on this site.
With the new MP C03 series color system, dealers have the option to buy a "smart operation panel", this operation panel would replace the existing operation panel that the system ships with.
The "smart operation panel" is pretty much a locked down (maybe not for long) android tablet. There are many benefits to the having the new smart operation panel for the end user, and the dealer.
At this point in time, when a dealer buys the new smart operation panel, there is no credit given for the old operation panel. The thought from Print4Pay Hotel members is that the old operation panel (which is still new), would then be discarded, saved in case one is needed in the future or forgotten about in a dealers inventory.
Which leads me to sustainability! We know that Ricoh is BIG on sustainability, BIG on the environment and BIG on conservation!
Which Leads Me to Questions:
- Did Ricoh not think about what would happen with existing operation panels once they were replaced with the new smart operation panel?
- If Ricoh is truly a sustainable company, then why wouldn't they offer a rebate back for the existing operation panel so they could be used again?
- Maybe the cost is too high to have the operations panels shipped back to the far east, entered back into inventory and re-used?
- Should the new color 03 series should be shipped with no operation panel and the dealer can choose which panel they need when they order the system?
Just seems like a BIG waste of resources for a company that care so much about the environment. Click here to take the survey. Should Ricoh Offer a Rebate for the old Color GUI for the MPC 03 series When Dealers Buy the New Smart Op Panel?