It is an unfortunate reality of shopping that you will often wind up receiving information that is not entirely true. This information can lead you astray in your purchasing decision and find you using items that either do not fit all of your needs or cost entirely too much to justify. When you are shopping for a copier, you may hear that copiers are cheaper than printers. While this is sometimes true, it is certainly not always the case and you should be wary any time a sales representative tries to sell you that line in hopes of making a quick sale.
As with any machine, copiers have a built in cost of use. This means that there is a given amount of wear and tear that you must also factor in, as it is also true that copiers are unlikely to last extremely long periods of time without requiring some manner of servicing. It is imperative that you attempt to ascertain the cost of maintenance and other factors that will contribute to the long term cost of ownership associated with a device. Doing so should save you a considerable amount of money in the long run and provide you with the right device.