We have two service cost fact sheets from Ricoh service in reference to the photodrum. Both show the same cost per LF of about .013 per LF, both show the same cost based on a user performing 59,000LF per year. However the sheet that I recieved from Ricoh Marketing (which is a service cost fact sheet) shows the life of the drum at 131K LF, the lasted from TCS shows the life at 80K LF.

Which one is right? 80K LF is the same yield as the 240W and the other analogs.

If it is 80K LF, this makes this unit a real bummer. A user averagimg 6K LF per month will have to replace one drum a year at a cost of about $2,500!!!

What are your experiences with these drums, we have a user with 60K and we are asking him to replace the drum becuase of background issues. HELP!!!!!!!!
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So, these drums are only ggod for 80K? Thats bad NEWS! It also creates TWO very large problems, and probably two customers that will never buy Ricoh again!
I am wondering if the yield is based upon expected use of the machine. I would be very leary of selling a 240W to a customer doing 6K per month. Prospects doing that volume are being quoted 470W's by me. I am looking to place the 240's in environments that are doing 2-4K per month. Any thoughts on this?

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