What to do with the free printer?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Ombatay, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2008
    So I recently bought a macbook pro, and they still come with a printer that's free after rebate. I've got a great printer right now which is substantially better than freebie, but I'm not about to not take a free printer.

    The question is what to do with it. I could sell it on eBay, but as expected, there's a bit of a flood of these on there right now, not really worth much. And honestly, it's worth more than 25$ to me to keep it as a backup.

    Anybody have any lucking getting a store to give you exchange credit? Seems in the past year or two every store has taken a no-receipt, no-love policy, even the old stalwart walmart. Best Buy sells it for 85$ right now, if only they'd take it back!
  2. macrumors demi-goddess


    May 15, 2008
    It would make a lovely chritmas prezzy for someone who needs a printer (relative etc) ?
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2008
    Vancouver, Canada
  4. macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2005
    Koreatown, Los Angeles, California
  5. macrumors regular


    Jul 14, 2007
    Westerly RI
    Put it in the back of your closet. Never now if your current printer decides it does not want to work anymore and your stuck with no printer.:apple:
  6. macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2005
    Koreatown, Los Angeles, California
    Or that. I printed a lot of things when I was able to use a printer.
  7. macrumors 68020


    Oct 24, 2007
    Will it blend?

    But really, keep it as a backup or give it as a gift to somebody.
  8. macrumors 6502


    Feb 3, 2008
    Before I got into Macs, we bought a dell, that came with a free printer. At the time I had an excellent Photo Printer that I used. I decided to hook the dell printer anyway, as the ink was a lot cheaper then my photo printer. So I switched all my document printing to the dell, and then left my photo printing to the photo printer. I still use it to this day as this setup. I go through twice as much ink on the dell printer at about half the cost of the Epson Ink for my photo printer...Im happy with this, and if you do any amount of photo printing this may be a valuable option for you..

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