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Old July 4, 2012, 02:42 PM
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^^ thats all I want, I'm looking 2nd hand locally. Any recommendations. I'm thinking just an inkjet printer, no scanners or fax with it, b/w is fine, and the smaller the better.

I'm looking at a HP Deskjet 1000 so far for $20, sounds about right.
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Old July 4, 2012, 03:56 PM
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The problem with buying a used inkjet printer is that the ink carts will cost as much to replace as the printer cost new.

If you can afford spending an extra $20 you might be able to find a single sided samsung laser printer new. That'd give you 1K + pages printed out on the included toner.

I'm not seeing any currently on sale, but I've seen the single sided ones on at costco for around $40.
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Old July 4, 2012, 04:21 PM
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two years a go I bought a cheapo samsung laser printer ( I think it was on sale for 65 CAD) and it works great I still haven't replaced the ink yet but when the time comes I will most likely just buy another printer because apparently the ink will almost cost the same price
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Old July 4, 2012, 05:09 PM
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$70 gets you a laser printer with decent value toner cartidges
BrotherŪ Refurbished EHL-2240 Mono Laser Printer | StaplesŪ

$90 gets you a laser printer that will duplex print, wireless, and decent value toner cartidges
BrotherŪ Refurbished EHL-2270DW Mono Laser Printer | StaplesŪ

inkjet printers are a bunch of crap unless you need color for some reason. Inkjet toner costs will kill you over the long haul.
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+1 for the Brother 2270. If you can, try to find the older version, the 2170W. It'll probably be cheaper and will more than serve your needs.
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well I really don't need to use it often at all, and I don't want to support the printer racket either (a major source of overpriced cheap crap designed to fail or shut down for good after so many pages are printed.) , so I'm getting a 2nd hand one for under $40 for sure. The HP was only used for 2 weeks so it should have lots of ink left.

the reviews seem good for it, cheap and small and prints good enough for average things.
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You are aware ink dries out over time, depending on the ink cartridge and printer.

Also that printer mentioned is a piece of crap. We've gone through 2 of them at home.
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You might try something like this. ;P
Newegg.ca - OKIDATA MICROLINE 186 240 x 216 dpi 9 pins Dot Matrix Printer

But yea, stay away from inkjet.

What is an average MTBF on various printers these days anyway?

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I got a samsung monochrome wifi laser printer from memoryexpress for $40. And around xmas they were selling a wired samsung laser for $20.

Look around for sales, don't buy a friggen ink printer they BLOW!

If you don't print much the cheap laser will last you many many years on the stock toner. Hell I print like 40 pages a day at work and still get almost 2 months on a toner cart from a cheap laser.
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omg, as if ink-jets aren't already cheap enough. Walmart sells HP's by the pallet for $30 each, $20 on sale if the timing is right. That costs less than the ink BTW.

But if you insist on buying second hand with slippery pick-up tires and dried up ink good-luck-have-fun. While you are at it i have a half eaten sandwich i'll be putting up on the buy-n-sell soon if you are interested ;)
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