Printers

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by opusthe2nd, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. opusthe2nd macrumors 6502

    opusthe2nd

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    I bought a cheap printer for $30 new. Figured when it needed ink, I would just throw it away and buy another. Sure enough, it will be $40 for cartridges.

    Anyone recommend a cheap printer that is cheap to operate?
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Mutually exclusive terms, my friend. Why d'you think they sell the printers at a loss anyway? Lexmark is the worst. Canon seems to be the best on ink cost - but there is considerable variability across the models of every brand.

    If you want black and white printing only, a small laser will cost you less in the long run than an inkjet.
     
  3. opusthe2nd thread starter macrumors 6502

    opusthe2nd

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    And yes, it was a Lexmark. Not a bad printer but I just found out the sell them with 50% full cartridges.
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Lexmark = Gotcha!

    You can look that up in just about any dictionary:p
     
  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Canon makes awesome printers and the cartridges are easy to refill!
    I've been using the same set for over 6 months now.
    :D
     
  6. opusthe2nd thread starter macrumors 6502

    opusthe2nd

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    Yeah, but for $30...who cares. Part that irritates me is that I have to find another printer now. Can buy the same thing for $30 again, but the nearest store is 100 miles away.
     
  7. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    I have the canon PIXAMA IP3000 nice printer. Its was $75 here in Canada, so you should be able to get it for 50-60 US and they are good prices for ink.:)
    The printer does duplex, has 2 trays. Nice printer, auto power on and off.
     

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