Are Printers Worth Repairing?

Waiting in line for hours to get the latest smart phone for your daughter so that you can see the look of sheer joy on her face may be worth it. Changing out of your jammies (or not) and driving to the convenience store in the middle of the night to satisfy your craving for double fudge brownie ice cream may be worth it. But, when your printer goes on the fritz, is going to the expense of repair worth it?

The answer is usually not. In most cases, repairing a printer typically costs over 50% of the cost of a new printer; and, in many cases, it is often actually cheaper to buy a new printer than to repair your existing printer. 

Believe it or not, that is good news because it means that the cost of a decent printer is low enough that you can enjoy all of the benefits of a brand new product – particularly a longer lifespan, but also possibly more upgrades – instead of paying to take home a fixed, yet tired printer.

Printers are normally inexpensive because manufacturers make their money on the costly ink cartridges their printers require. So just be careful when you do purchase a new printer, that you also consider the cost of its required ink cartridges and how long those particular ink cartridges will last you.

A great way to ensure that you get the best deal is to go to Computer “A” Services for answers. Computer “A” Services is New Smyrna Beach’s trusted source for computer services, sales and parts; and that is news that is fit to print! Computer “A” Services can tell you exactly what is wrong with your printer and how much it will cost to fix it, as well as suggest quality printer models with ink cartridges that won’t break the bank.