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What To Avoid When Buying Second Hand Printers

By Simona Rusnakova

If you are thinking of buying a second hand printer then there are some things that you will need to keep in mind. There are certain things that you have to avoid when you are buying used or refurbished equipment. There are also a few things that you will need to look for when you are checking the equipment out.

Knowing what you want

Something that you should avoid is going into buying blind. You will need to have a fair idea about what you want in your second hand copiers or printers. Their capacity is the first thing you should look at. Are you going to be using it often and for great volumes? If at all possible you should also try and find the model of printer that will best suit your needs. If you have an idea of the model you want you could simply look for that one and know that it is exactly what you need.

Refurbished versus used


You will need to take into account that some second hand printers are in fact refurbished printers. Are you alright with getting a refurbished one? Any people will rather buy refurbished equipment as it will need to be checked by the company and fixed. The great thing about refurbished printers is that you will often get a warranty and you can be relatively sure that there will be no major problems with it in the near future.

Always check it out yourself

If you are thinking about buying used photocopiers or printers from someone you found in the local newspaper you should check the equipment before you buy it. You should avoid buying any used equipment without seeing it first. If you are not allowed to then perhaps you should look elsewhere.

If you do have the opportunity to see the equipment then there are some things you should check for. If the printer is an ink jet check for ink spills on the equipment. This may mean that there is a problem with the cartridges. You also need to check if there is any paper stuck in the paper supply line.

Test prints are a good idea

If you are able to you should ask for a test print. The test print can be of anything because all you want to see is whether or not it works well. You do not even have to hook the printer to a computer and physically print something. Just turn the printer on and put in some paper to see that there are no problems with the printer.

Guarantees are not always there

If you are going to be buying a printer from someone out of the local paper or online you will not get any guarantees with it. Of course you will be able to get a guarantee and warranty with refurbished printers and used printers from a reputable store.

When you are looking to buy a second hand printer there are some things you have to avoid and some things you need to look out for. Having some idea of what you want is the best thing. If you are able to choose a model that you want it is even better.

About the Author: This article was submitted by Simona Rusnakova,

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What Your Realtor Isn’t Telling You About Preparing To Sell

By Juhlin Youlein

Selling a home can often be considered one of the most frustrating or irritating experiences an individual will experience in their lifetime. Most sellers that are selling a home they have lived in for any extended period of time start to grow attached to their home. When they sell their home, the seller wants to make sure and get the best possible deal, or get the maximum amount for the home they created so many memories in and are now separating from. A seller just envisions putting their home up for sale on the market, having little hassle, having a buyer come, love the home, accept the given price and to smoothly and peacefully make the transition between buyer and seller.

Unfortunately, selling a home rarely works out in such a fashion. In the last ten years or so, selling a home has become more and more complex process or transaction. Popping up left and right are hard to read, hard to understand, complicated forms dealing with everything from the environment, to law, to just terms of selling and buying.

On top of documents becoming more and more complicated, more and more realtors are changing from representing the seller first to representing the buyer first. It used to be that if a buyer slipped and told the realtor something as pertaining to the amount they were willing to pay for the home, the realtor would undoubtedly tell the seller even if the buyer asked them not to. In days past, a realtor did everything they could to get the highest price for their clients the sellers. Now, brokerage houses and other home related realtor businesses are trying to get the lowest possible price for their client the buyer.


The key to preparing for the new and complicated world of selling a home is to get a realtor. Realtors are trained and experienced with transactions such as housing marketing, accounting, financing, and all other areas of the transaction.

Before a seller hires a realtor though, the selling process takes months in advance to really prepare for. A seller should upgrade and prepare the home as much as possible. A seller should walk through their home and observe the different rooms looking for new paint jobs it will need or updates in the decorating. The seller should think to themselves about what the buyers will be seeing and improve the home accordingly.

Knowing when to sell actually takes a lot of extra preparation. Never sale a home at an inconvenient time for the seller; too much can go wrong and moving is a super stressful physical even in and of itself. Dates and time lines should be prearranged and set by the seller to keep a solid schedule. Also the time of year is important; most homes are sold in the summer but that is ok because most buyers are active in the summer as well. Even though there is more competition, there is also a better market.

When planning on the price to sell a home, realize that a buyer will look for a home in the nicest neighborhood they think they can afford, and try and find the cheapest or least expensive home they can find in that particular neighborhood. So a seller should improve their home but not to the point that they are the most expensive in the neighborhood.

About the Author: Juhlin Youlien writes about Fountain Hills AZ homes for sale and Paradise Valley AZ homes for sale.


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