Sunday, March 31, 2013
WTF is a Copier Lease Forgiveness?
The most I got out of this quote was this "Network printing utilizing PCL print board for fast efficient printing", WTF!!!
The best line of the quote however was this "Includes Lease forgiveness of current lease and shipping unit back to leasing Co". Buyer Beware right!!
If you're an end user reading this blog, if you ever see the above line I beg you to through out the proposal and the sales person and here's why. First, there is no such thing as a Lease Forgiveness and if there was you would only be able to get that from the leasing company that you leased the equipment from and not the Dealer or Direct Branch. If you think that the remaining payments are going to
magically disappear then you're dead wrong. The salesperson in this case is using wording to make you believe the remaining stream of payments will vanish in a puff of smoke and the cost they are quoting you for the new lease is just that. With this proposal if the customer elected to move forward, the dealer would pay off the remaining stream of payments to the leasing company.
If you're the salesperson presenting the proposal you can use statements like these:
"We XYZ dealership will pay off your remaining stream of payments (x amount) if you elect to upgrade to a new system", or "this proposal includes paying XYZ leasing company a sum of x amount of payments to satisfy the remaining stream of payments". There's many different ways it can be worded, but you need to tell the prospect or customer how many payments are left, this way you don't encounter a problem down the road due to additional charges that the customer and you may not be aware of such as tax, late payments, missed payments, early return fees.
Now, I know the sales person who did the quote I'm writing about and I'm surprised that a guy with this many years of experience is running about crafting crappy proposals and teetering on the edge of not being forthcoming.
If it sounds to good to be true, it usually is.