printers that don't suck

S. Dale Morrey sdalemorrey at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 09:25:01 MST 2014


I just saw an HP Color Laser office printer at the Salvation Army here for
$100.  Guaranteed fully functional.
Problem is that "here" is several states away and this thing is a beast.  I
imagine freight & shipping would be far in excess of the cost.


On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 9:19 AM, Jason Wright <jasonwright365 at gmail.com>wrote:

> I also feel that ink jet printers are a complete waste of money- So many
> inkjet printers die after only a couple months of non-use.
>
> That being said, craigslist and yard sales have the best prices on laser
> jet. I bought a brother laser jet 3 in 1, less than a year old with most of
> the original tower (80 or 90%) and nearly all of the fuser lifespan for
> $100. I saved more than $200 by buying used! Just remember to print out a
> stats sheet before you buy one.
>
> Jason
> On Mar 7, 2014 7:30 AM, "Jeff Nyman" <jnyman at americanleadership.net>
> wrote:
>
> > Newegg usually has some good deals on networked color lasers at around
> the
> > 200 dollar mark. I try to stick with HP but we have purchased a couple of
> > Brothers lately and they seem to be working good.
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 6:05 AM, Barry Roberts <blr at robertsr.us> wrote:
> >
> > > On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 9:10 PM, Ed Felt <edfelt at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > I bought a used business class HP. It just keeps working forever.  HP
> > > Linux
> > > > diver support rules.
> > > >
> > >
> > > I have had an HP Color LaserJet 2840 for a number of years.  I have a
> > > couple of warnings:
> > >
> > > 1. Toner is still not cheap, and most HP cartridges now are chipped
> > > and stop at a programmed page count regardless of actual toner level.
> > > Some cheapskates find that truly (exp|off)ensive.
> > >
> > > 2. Do extensive research, or avoid 3rd party cartridges.  Some are
> > > modified to gain wider model compatibility and don't cycle reliably.
> > > My 2840 is currently a B&W printer because printing color sometimes
> > > prints blank, sometimes just misses a cyan or magenta because the
> > > cartridges don't reliably rotate.
> > >
> > > So HP will have you by the short & curlies if you go that way.  I was
> > > about ready to buy a Brother because they appear to have a lower
> > > per-page cost, and seem to support Linux.  A whole new set of toner
> > > for my printer is nearly $400 and I could buy a new business class B&W
> > > Brother with duplexer and much higher speed for about that.
> > >
> > > FWIW,
> > > Barry
> > >
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