This Week in the Copier/Office Equipment Industry 10 Years Ago The First Week of May 2006

Boy, do I have a lot of gripes,  was a thread I posted on the forums ten years ago.  That thread brings back memories of some of the bs that I've muddled through over the years. 

Thinking back, I remember what my wife tells me, "don't sweat the small stuff".

In the grand scheme of things commissions, money, sales, is the small stuff in life.  Family, and health is the BIG stuff, and is something I care about most.

Enjoy the threads from Ten years ago this week!

Sales positions in SE Wisconsin & Northern Illinois

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Successful and growing Ricoh/Konica Minolta dealer looking to add sales reps in our southeast Wisconsin and northern Illinois territories. Competitive salary and commission program, good benefits, team atmosphere and continuous training. Headquarters in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin - easily accessible to Chicago and Milwaukee. Visit our website at www.martingroup.com or contact our vice president, John Stensland, at 262-248-8911.
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Re: TOSHIBA E-STUDIO 282

Depending on your finisher options, the Toshiba is about $300-$400 Cheaper than U.S. Comm, vs. NFP Pricing. We have may users that perfer the control panel on the Ricoh/Savin to the Toshiba, but for value, most of our price sensitive customers go Toshiba.
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Ricoh and EFI Deepen Partnership

its sights on the high-end POD market. EFI, the world leader in digital controllers, superwide format printers and inks, and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing, is the ideal partner for achieving these aims. Building on Strong Relationship This business alliance builds upon the strong Ricoh-EFI relationship, dating back to EFI's founding in 1989. The companies' collaboration includes delivering EFI's industry-leading Fiery(R) server technology, optimized with
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Xerox 6204 Pricing

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While doing some research on the New Xerox I came across a discussion on the Auto Desk Website; Reply From: kevboz Date: May/02/06 - 20:48 (GMT) Re: xerox 6204 opinion or other like plotters $15420 with everything but the addon 5 D size a min also throwing in a toner, 5 cartons of 30"x 500' bond (2 rolls to a carton) and 5 cartons of 36"x 500' $46 a month full service and .022 for overage. (based on 1500 SQ ft a month) Does anyone else have pricing information on this product?
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Sales Material

Hello Everyone- I was wondering if anyone can give me some good motivational/sales references. My sales managers are focusing this quarter on sales in our weekly sales meetings. I am wondering what others have used and found to be good material. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thank you Melissa
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Boy do I have alot of Gripes!!!!!

Get this, my boss (the owner) calls me and tells me about an existing client that wants to upgrade thier duplicator. He states he wants to give to me since I am the most knowledgable in our office about duplicators. It is a church account and there is competition, I get the deal and make $300 in commissions, plus the $200 spiff from Ricoh. Not bad....I was happy with the outcome. Now a month later I get an email from him saying that it is his account and he is taking the $200 spiff from Ricoh
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Re: mobile office

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I think if you map the port of the MFP through the firewall. The end-user (on their laptop in the field) Could print via IPP. (Internet Printing Protocol) I know the Ricoh MFP's have this capability. To be honest I never have done this. But, in theory it can be done. That is where I would look. -slim463
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Re: Xerox 6204 Pricing

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I lost a deal a few months back to the Xerox. Customer paid approximately $16,500. Maintenance was $1,175 a year for 2,500 square feet per month. Toner extra.
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Re: Boy do I have alot of Gripes!!!!!

That was just wrong. But who is to say the next guy wouldnt do the same thing. I have heard similar things from our salesmen about our boss. And from other techs in other companys. Like changing the commission after the sale, or changing the compensation after the deal. I am sure not everyone is like that but with about 5-6 employers under my belt, I can safely say it is not uncommon.
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Re: Xerox 6204 Pricing

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try this xerox_6204_pricing.pdf (44 Kb, 22 downloads) This document has been moved to Documentmall, you can acess the document here: www.documentmall.com account: art_post username: p4pusers passcode: goodpals
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Re: Boy do I have alot of Gripes!!!!!

I totally agree, making changes after-the-fact is just WRONG!!! I guess every salesperson struggles with situations like this with at least one of their employers. All we can do is voice our opinion and try to change the situation. If we can't, like you said, we have two choices -- put up with it or go somewhere else. Either way, if we let it affect our attitude, it can dull our edge, and we can miss a sale -- losing even more money due to the same situation.
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Re: Xerox 6204 Pricing

Does Xerox's FSMA include drums and fusers? Also toner & Devloper? Art
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Re: can anyone help

You can try the laser jet 4 or 5 driver. Other than that Ricoh doesnt offer anything compatable.
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Re: Boy do I have alot of Gripes!!!!!

""he'd let me have my way"" How denegrating. Obviously he knows, you know he tried to f you. As had been previously stated, don't let it affect your day. Sending the email was a good way to get it out in the open. Now forget it and go on or get a new job. You are too good a salesman to let this cloud your mind.
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Re: Sales Material

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I recommend Salesdog.com. Every Monday morning you get a great newsletter. Selling Power also has a site. Another is davekahle.com
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Re: Savin SPC210SF

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Curious to see if anyone has sold any of these yet. We have found that it makes good color prints but embarrassing color copies. I still think we can market this as a good entry level bw copier/fax/printer/color printer. Still will do as well as Savin AC205+CLP17 at a lower initial investment. Any thoughts on this?
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Smart net Monitor

I am trying to impliment smartnet monitor, but cannot get it to report on AS400 printouts, Windows 98 machine,AF220 machine and AP3200 machines in our company. Please advise me on a method to get a full printout of all copies and prints made per person and per machine. What other software except Print Audit can you suggest that will be able to resolve my problem. I have all ricoh products.
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Hundreds of Suppliers; Dozens Exhibiting for the First Time

Hundreds of Suppliers; Dozens Exhibiting for the First Time More than 80 companies will be showing their products and solutions at AIIM Expo for the first time this year. These include Cognos, Xerox, Information Builders, Google, Microsoft, and many others. All told, more than 200 of the ECM industry’s leading suppliers will be showing their wares. A free Expo Hall pass is available from show organizers. The pass provides admission to the Expo Hall, as well as the keynote presentations, the
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