Okay, so for years I wanted my own copy machine, and a few years back I was given one by a small business next door to where I worked at the time. They were going out of business and had this Canon PC720 copier - and said it worked fine till a little white nylon wheel inside it broke. I could see the broken part and I even had a go at opening up the thing to try and get to it. No luck - but I did get it put back together.
Fast forward a few years to 2011 - I moved, and the copier ended up in my van where it's been ever since. Meanwhile I have had hernia repairs and dare not lift anything that heavy, and have no hubby to lift it and even though it's not huge, I probably don't really have room for it where I live.
I'm trying to get excess stuff out of my van, but things like the copier tend to be forgotten in the day to day. Every once in awhile, like now, it comes to mind. I've tried Google searches and things but mainly get hits for toner cartridges. I remember back when I had tried calling copier shops locally about it, but they'd charge me just to look at it, and I'm poor. So I'm beginning to lean toward donating it or otherwise getting rid of it. Does this sound like the best decision, given that if I could just get that one part replaced I'd have a nice workhorse of a copier even if I had to put it in my storage unit till I get bigger living quarters?
I realize this probably all sounds stupid to be so indecisive about it. But I think of the things I could do with a copier at home - because I do creative writing (I could print booklets of poetry or other things I write), and art (toner based copiers can be used for some really cool mixed media image transfers) - and I copy other things I'm interested in for writing research. It'd be nice not to have to run to the copy shop in all weather.
The final complication is that I even wondered about trading in this copier but it's probably too low-end for a business copier shop to be interested in and I wouldn't be in the market for a larger one. I should just let go, shouldn't I.