Best Deal on a Printer

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  1. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    My printer died. I've been looking at purchasing another. What I've found is that printers are relatively cheap, it's the cost of ink cartridges that are outrageous. My last printer was a Cannon, which had the advantage of aftermarket ink, but I'm having trouble finding a comparable deal. Does anyone have a suggestion?
     
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  3. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    I bout a Brother HL-L2395DW for $10 at a garauge sale ($130 new)... it prints fast an saves a ton on ink... always ready to go wit no need to print often to keep ink from cloggin up... an now my ink-drankin Epson color printer is unpluged forever.!!!
     
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  5. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I found that some cheaper brand name cartridges are identical to their cheaper brand cousins - all you have to do is snap a peg off.

    I can't provide more specific information because that was a few years ago, so companies have changed their cartridge designs. But if you're willing to do a little checking into the cartridges, and seeing if there's a cheaper version out there, it might be worth your while.


    This is just an example; mine had a different peg arrangement. The only difference between the expensive cartridge and the cheaper one was that the expensive one had an extra peg - which could be cut off with a knife.


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  7. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    O... an my HL-L2395DW doesnt need to be conected to my chromebook (just conected to my router)... an i can scan to my chromebook an print from my chromebook.!!!
    It holds 500 sheets of paper an i thank its rated at 36 copies per minute.!!!
     
  8. Eharu Registered Member

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    I am also looking for best but cheap printer. Anyone can suggest?
     
  9. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Whats the most you'r willin to pay.???
    You want ink jet or laser.???
    Have you had a printer befor.???
    How often will you need to print.???
    Are you concerned about ink costs.???
    How many pages do you expect to print per mounth.???
    Do you want a cloud ready printer.???
     
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  10. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Do not do this.

    Cheap printers are the standard. They will sell you a printer for a song nowadays.
    They'll nail you on the cartridges.
    When you go looking for a printer, so must look at the cost of the cartridges and how long they'll last. That's the big cost.
     
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