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    Have you heard of AltoDigital

    altodigital guarantee they can reduce our printing costs.
    They want to come in to do a survey and read all of our printers, which is good as it saves me the chore of doing it.
    Has anybody ever had any experience of them?

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    Re: Have you heard of AltoDigital

    @thom: There's usually a catch so make sure that you ask a lot of questions. Also, do you know what your current printing costs are?

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    Re: Have you heard of AltoDigital

    only historical info in terms of what we spend annually on toners and paper.

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    Re: Have you heard of AltoDigital

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    only historical info in terms of what we spend annually on toners and paper.
    If this is the case, it will be a year before you can say if it has saved any money - by which point you could have paid a lot more!

    You need to find out how the deal will work... will you be tied into a several year contract? will you have all your existing printers replaced by fully maintained printers? will you simply get cheap toner?

    I guess what I'm saying is, ask lots and lots of questions.

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    When dealing with Print companies / Copier Dealers - Always get 3 quotes - even if the quotes are for the same device.

    Most devices are around sold at over double the actual cost to the dealer so beware!!

    If you are buying a Ricoh - get a quote from Ricoh direct also for example as well as 2 quotes from Approved dealers.

    Toner can be expensive to buy seperately - so if you are looking to do a high volume of print/copy then a toner inclusive deal would really be needed.

    Shop around not only for the cheapest price but also for the cheapest copy/print charge per page - 'click' (covering the cost of parts and labour). You might think you are getting a good deal but you could be paying a lot more per page and over the course of a year it could end up costing you a lot more.

    Be careful of companies offering free 'indepentant audits' - you will prob find the company doing the audit is actually owned by the company trying to sell you the device!

    Also make sure the proposed solution the seller is looking to give to you is fit for purpose! I have come accross a lot of dealings where fast (but older) printers/copiers/scanners - MFDs are being replaced with cleverer devices but SLOWER devices. So the new devices could feel like a downgrade (but the supplier makes more money).

    avoid hidden costs as mentioned in some of these threads.

    Where possible if you are eligible for Buying solutions framework (ogc) use it! You should be getting a better finance rate and better price than a commercial client!

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    way to ressurect a 3 year old thread

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    haha!!! thanks!

    You would be amazed how many people go into these deals in the dark! 5 years - 20 plus devices = a lot of money! so makes a whole lot of sense to be wise with it

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    I have had some dealings with them, ended up going for a fairly local company for a print solution and found them one hell of a lot better. With Alto they were to geared up on making the money and not listening from what I remember. Found them a little pushy if I am honest.

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