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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Consumer Rights
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  • edited 12 September 2019 at 10:48AM
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    edited 12 September 2019 at 10:48AM
  • stragglebodstragglebod Forumite
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    Got to give them credit for the effort - fairly long initial post and the follow up around month later.


    Normally it's 'I need a photocopier can ne1 suggest a site?' with the reply about 2 days later :)
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    Got to give them credit for the effort - fairly long initial post and the follow up around month later.


    Normally it's 'I need a photocopier can ne1 suggest a site?' with the reply about 2 days later :)

    Ahh, I only noticed the day in the initial post and assumed it was yesterday.
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    I'm posting something here, but I'm not recommending the site it came from-





    So is your photocopier set to ‘SCAM COPIER MODE’?

    ‘Scam copier mode’ is when your copier is charging your organisation for colour copies each time you press the print or copy button for a black and white (mono) copy. In other words, is your copier set to default to colour?

    Do our simple 2 part test and check for yourself:

    THE ‘SCAM COPIER MODE’ TEST

    Step 1:

    Take a piece of paper with text in black and at least one line of text in colour (red for example), place the sheet on the copier and select one copy (do not pre-select the colour button) or from your PC print one single page document with both black text and a line of colour text on.

    If the print comes out with only black text, then you have nothing to worry about. However, if the copy comes out with the red actually in red, then it may be defaulting to a colour copy.

    Step 2:

    Make a note of the meter readings on the machine, including colour and mono on both print and photocopy modes and repeat Step 1, If the meter for colour has moved, then it’s most likely defaulting to colour mode and you are likely producing black copies at the more expensive colour rate.

    NOTE !! Your machine can easily be set to colour default by your IT people, therefore, it is essential that you do this test on all of your copiers and printers once a month. Call it your ‘Copier Monthly MOT ’.

    On one agreement we saw recently, the price for a mono copy was 1.21p and the price for a colour copy was 14.641p. Imagine if that were you and your copier is set to ‘scam copier mode’, how much would you be spending unnecessarily.



    THE ‘SCAM COPIER MODE’ TEST 2

    STEP 1.

    Take a meter reading from your copier (note both the colour and the mono meters)
    Place an A4 colour original on your copier, in landscape not portrait position.
    Select colour copy mode and press the print button

    STEP 2.

    Take another set of meter readings.
    If the colour meter registered just one print you are fine.
    If it registered more than one, you may be being scammed.
  • Jesse321 wrote: »
    You could not take legal action against him because for any legal action you should have written document proof.

    So this is reason behind i always recommended to my fellows, if you want to purchase or lease any thing prefer reliable company and read out full terms and conditions.

    I have a copier machine on leasing from a company. I am fully satisfied from their services.

    Really?

    I guess law isn't your strong point.
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