Understanding the ins and outs of your copier lease agreement is an important skill to have. Copier companies use a lot of tricks to incorporate hidden fees into copier lease agreements without clients realizing before signing - they know you won’t know the jargon and you’ll probably only skim the contract. Over time, these hidden fees add up and lead to you paying a hefty monthly bill. As if that weren’t enough to worry about, you must also be aware of auto-escalation fees that may be added into your agreement.
A payment rate escalation is usually a clause found tucked into your agreement among the fine print and legalese. If your lease agreement has a payment rate escalation clause that isn’t made clear, your lease payment could increase annually by as much as 10%, based on the terms of the agreement. If you’re unsure if the clause is present in your agreement - ask. A new potential copier service provider that doesn’t respond with a clear and direct answer may not the company to do business with.
Clarity is the first thing to look for in a lease agreement of any kind. If you don’t want to be slapped with fees you didn’t know you were signing up for, be sure to always fully read your lease agreement contract - and read it carefully. Don’t be afraid to ask questions before signing, because there’s nothing worse than being bound by a contract that leaves you paying ridiculous fees for services you’re not even using.
Are you in a seemingly unescapable lease? Do you feel trapped by fees you didn’t mean to sign up for? If you’re experiencing pain with your current copier provider, USA Copiers has one of the best lease escape programs in the business. Let us help you get out of your agreement and into a better arrangement. Contract ending and you’re ready to have a better copier experience? Contact us. We want you to stick with us because you want to, not because you have to. Seriously, we’re not your average copier company.