One of the most frequent questions we get asked is, “should I purchase or lease the copy machine?” You may have read some of our other posts, What’s a Copy Machine Cost? Options to Consider Before You Buy, and noticed we often compare how a decision for buying a new copy machine is very similar to that of purchasing a new car. The process, the characteristics of the purchase, and the details for buying a new car and a new copy machine are very similar. Both a copy machine and a car can be test driven and seen in a showroom. They are both a significant investment—and are built to last. You make a buying decision based on a plan for using both for years ahead, not just the immediate future. And both (cars and copy machines) need to be serviced and maintained.