I always enjoy answering emails and today I was able to send this reply to a Print4Pay Hotel Member that asked me this: A friend of mine and myself are potentially looking to partner together to start an unauthorized copier dealership. We want to...
P4Pers, just wondering if the OEM obsessions with ONLY new sales figures is replicated across the globe? in OZ the overwhelming and only interest is in the 10% of kit we are pushing out that's new while the 90% of second hand devices are all but ignored. Out of interest is that the same in Nth America?, Europe?, South America and so on? Interested to know if universal ignorance about the value of the 2nd hand devices is widespread! Thanks.
@AC68 LOL, yes the universal ignorance of 2nd hand devices is equally wide spread! A recent comment stated that new A4 devices are now a 12 week wait here in the US. Not sure what they are waiting for, I would by every decent A4 I could get my hands on right now.
Unfortunately right now the used market doesn't seem great. I assume because of the inability to get new equipment, other dealers are having to offer some used options and inventory from wholesalers is low and expensive.
Canon has a 2nd hand inventory list they send weekly for dealers to purchase. The list used to always have about 60-80 machines on the list. The past couple weeks it's dwindled down to less than 20. With the backorders, I think a lot of dealers are picking these up to offer for sale or as loaner machines until orders are released.
Even before the pandemic we were dong a healthy pre-owned business both wholesale and retail. May be doing a lot more of it moving forward if equipment doesn't start showing up. Leading with pre-owned right now in many situations where just a few months ago I would have never even brought up pre-owned to the customer.
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