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Second Hand Used Franking Machines & Ebay Advice

Franking machines are not like your typical piece of office machinery. To be able to re-use them you need to register the machine to be able to recredit/top up the machine. In addition you’ll need a Royal Mail license to use it. This whole reconnecting/re licensing process can cost a substantial amount of money and usually much more that you’ll probably pay for the machine.

One recent problem is that franking machines are being listed on Ebay despite being a ‘prohibited item’. Most of these franking machines are either leased or rented from the manufacturer and when a machine is not returned to the manufacturer at the end of a rental or lease its listed as lost or stolen and will not be able to be relicensed.

If you get offered a second hand franker always check the meter / serial number with the manufacturer. This is the number that starts with letters followed by a sequence of numbers such as N12346567 or PB1234567.

If you are looking for a used machine or low cost new machine please feel free to contact us on 01543 572 776 or visit our website at www.mailcoms.co.uk.

Useful numbers to check machine serial numbers are – Pitney Bowes – 08444 992 992 or Neopost – 01708 746000.

At Mailcoms Ltd we do not operate with commission paid sales executives and we believe in giving factual information and telling you how it is.

If you are interested in getting a franking machine or upgrading to a Mailmark franking machine with even lower prices available, then please view our franking machine page here or call us today on 01543 572 776.

We are a Royal Mail Authorised Independent Inspector & Maintainer of Franking Machines with over 20,000 customers nationwide and we can supply you with our very own range of models.



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