The biggest question that you should ask yourself when deciding to buy online is whether you can fix it when it breaks. In most cases, local copier companies will not service a copier that did not come through them, which means you will have to fix it yourself. You could buy it from the most reputable online retailer, but there will be no one to repair it if it breaks. Copiers will only be as good as the technicians who support it.
Even if you do find a cheap used copier online, you will most likely need your local copier company to set it up. That will not be free. The modern copier of today is more complex than what we saw in the past. Setup is not as easy like with a small printer that you can carry under your arm. The bottom line is that you can call in backup if you buy local. Even if the copier looks fantastic, many of the parts in a copier will require repairs at some point. That means that at some point, you will have to pay an hourly charge, plus the cost of parts. Buying used copiers can be shrewd method for saving money, but buying online is never a good idea.