Today, I was like wtf? We don't have any A4 device that has an optional stapler anymore? I checked the 402, the 501, the 601 and nothing. I called my DSM and stated, "we don't have this anymore?", "why", of course I knew that he could not answer that. However it did make me wonder if that was a planned move not to offer staplers on the A4 devices any more. Thinking that this would drive more A3 sales.
I was up against a Canon black A4 device that has an optional stapler and I got nothing. So, what do you do when you have nothing, well, we try to think out of the box. Thus, I sent the customer a proposal with a quote for a 50ppm A4 with a convenience stapler. Yup, one of those electric ones that will Velcro right to the copier. Thus it meets the needs for stapling, just hoping that the DM will be ok with it. Guess we'll find out tomorrow.