It really depends on how often you use the copier. I have seen copier’s last 10 or 15 years. Copier companies will usually only carry parts for the machines for 5 to 7 years depending on how popular that model was or how many of them are out there. The other consideration is the technology, that’s why lease’s are so great, because usually after 3 to 5 years, people are ready for the latest model. Another big problem with the older machine’s is that they break down often and become unreliable. The software on the computers are also being constantly updated, while on the copier side, this may not always be the case. This means the copier will take more and more time to process a job the further in the future it goes.