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Absurd Terms Continues

More absurd terms with unfair charges attached to them this week. It’s the turn of the maintenance and support agreements to take the gold medal for greed and stupidity.  For example, these terms were found in a maintenance agreement from a company based in Ware, Hertfordshire. 15.          The duration of this agreement shall be for…

Absurd Terms

Avtalet mellan oss och kunden skall för alla ändamål anses ha gjorts vid (leverantören) Plc:s säte och utgör det fullständiga avtalet mellan kunden och oss och ingen representation, sikt eller uttalande, muntligt eller på annat sätt, som inte finns i detta avtal kommer att vara bindande för oss mindre samma ges skriftligen och undertecknas av en…

Is Lease Financing Fair?

Would you sign for a brand new sofa, delivered by two grubby herberts with an iffy van, if you had not checked it over for rips, scuffs and problems?  Would you sign for it before it had even left the warehouse? Yet the photocopier equivalent of signing to say you are delighted with your lovely…

When is an agent, not an agent?

Scenario: You are approached by a sales company with a super duper, new fandangled photocopying, telephone franking machine, wotsit, thingy, doodah, it costs just £20,000.00, “but you sir, you can have it for just 20 pence per week on a 10 year lease if you sign my order now!”, says the salesperson. “We will also…

School saved from £5m contract

Laser Printer: £320.00 +vat, 12 Months parts & labour cover: £44,000.00 +vat. A School in the South East were advised that individual printers would work better for them than a centralized printing facility. An office equipment dealer arranged a finance lease for 47 printers on their behalf, including cabling and installation. Over the 5 year…

Community Sport Ltd contracts

When is an exclusive advertising contract NOT an exclusive advertising contract? When you sign a contract with Community Sport Ltd, apparently! A property letting agency recently contacted us for help, after a representative of Community Sport Ltd offered them an exclusive deal to advertise in a publication for the leisure department of a local council.…

Photocopier Shocker!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] LIES AND GENERIC DOCUMENTS Working with a client to acquire a photocopier recently, we invited companies in to  quote for the business. When we queried some of the terms in the finance document, One sales rep from a company based in NW Kent emailed our client written confirmation, allegedly authorised by the MD of the…

How to be a leasing winner

1 If you want a copier for 3 years, get a 3 year lease, if you want it for 5 years, get a 5 year lease. Lease rental periods typically vary in length from 3 or 5 years for photocopiers, 6 years for franking machines and 7 years for telephone systems, and, as a general…

Overpaying for Photocopiers

OVERCHARGED ON A LEASE We were contacted by an overseas company who were concerned that their UK office was paying too much for their photocopiers. We completed a review of the office equipment agreements for the UK operation, we found that they were in fact paying finance Leases for 5 photocopy machines to One dealer yet they…