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Postby tishialee on Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:22 pm

Do you think as a business owner I should own a fax machine?

I've never had the need for one before but now I have a client that wants me to fax things. I don't know if I want to go spend money on purchasing a fax machine.

I have used a local store here in town that allows you to send and receive faxes but they are super expensive now - $2.00 something a page to send and $3.00 something a page to receive so that just wouldn't even be worth my time or money to use them all the time.

Any suggestions?
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Postby kamckinley on Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:15 pm

I use an electronic fax service to receive faxes (there are several companies that offer this, but I think efax and callwave are the most popular). I pay $7.95 per month for callwave, but I receive several faxes a week from clients, so the fee is worth it for my business.

To send faxes, I use an all-in-one machine. I don't send very many faxes, so it's not worth it to have a stand alone fax machine. Plus, I'm finding I can email a pdf document in place of faxing a lot of times.

The best solution for you will depend on how often you need to send/receive faxes. I think I saw this same discussion on another board, and many business owners are getting away with not having a fax machine or a fax service. I wish I could get rid of mine!

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Postby Mel on Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:25 am

I have an all-in-one machine too but rarely use the fax. I receive all my faxes through efax so I can keep a copy on CD. I wish I'd known you needed one, I just donated my stand alone fax machine, lots of extra ink rolls and several other office related things to the 2nd hand store a month ago.
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Postby tishialee on Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:02 pm

I just faxed 3 pages (three silly little pages!) today to a new client (our contact) and it cost me $5.00 flipping dollars! $5.00 dollars - how ridiculous is that? It made me so mad even though I was pretty much expecting it.
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Postby Mara B on Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:44 am

We bought a fax machine when we started our home inspection business, but figured it was probably cheaper than having to go someplace to fax things. We had a 50 page contract we had to send one time, I shudder to think how much THAT would have cost!
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