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The Copy Center

The Copy Center

Date: Dec 28 2001


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Hi Friends!
This week you get to hear John making copies at Kinko’s.
John needed some materials printed for a meeting that he was going to. He went to Kinko’s because they specialize in printing high quality materials.
Listen to John’s experience below!


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Clerk:  Do you need to place an order or…

John:  Yeah.

Clerk:  For what?

John:  Yeah. I’ve got some color copies I want to make on some nice… On glossy paper.

Clerk:  Okay. Do you want it on card stock or just paper?

John:  Just paper, I think.

Clerk:  Okay. Single sided?

John:  Yeah.

Clerk:  Okay. And how many of each are we making?

John:  One of each, and the question I have is, how long will it take to do this?

Clerk:  Uh, James just ran downtown; he’s going to be doing it for you. He’ll be back in about twenty minutes and then from that point on he’ll print it. Do you have a number we can call? Do you have a cell?

John:  Yeah. Will it be before one, you think?

Clerk:  It’s a possibility that it could be before one. Do you have to have these for something at one?

John:  Yeah. We’re going to a meeting.



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If you want to make copies or have a project to take care of that requires printing, Kinko’s is a wonderful resource!
Before you go into a copy store, make sure that you have a good idea of what you need, and when you need it by.
John needed his copies by 1:00. The clerk at the copy store wasn’t sure if the project could be done in that time frame. Can you hear the uncertainty in his voice?
Have a great week friends!


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