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All in one printer recommendation

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flyingnurse wrote:
Oct 11th, 2017 12:01 pm
Yes, searching everyday it seems that my budget is way under what is required for a laser colour printer...
The initial cost of colour inkjet will be lower, but if you print colour only occasionally, the ongoing cost (consumables) will be much higher.
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Bought this for $274, posted in hot deals too!

Canon ImageCLASS MF632Cdw Colour Wireless Laser Printer
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flyingnurse wrote:
Oct 11th, 2017 10:26 pm
Bought this for $274, posted in hot deals too!

Canon ImageCLASS MF632Cdw Colour Wireless Laser Printer
$274

I think you did okay. Duplex included. But it sounds like a laser printer and not a multifunction printer.
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I thought his budget was way below this.
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Gee wrote:
Oct 11th, 2017 10:39 pm
$274

I think you did okay. Duplex included. But it sounds like a laser printer and not a multifunction printer.
I really dont think I would have found a better deal than this. It has scan and copy as well, fax is not needed.
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badOne wrote:
Oct 11th, 2017 11:03 pm
I thought his budget was way below this.
It was...but it wasnt a reasonable budget for what I wanted
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flyingnurse wrote:
Oct 11th, 2017 11:04 pm
I really dont think I would have found a better deal than this. It has scan and copy as well, fax is not needed.
Very few places require FAXing. Most people just scan and email.

Don’t lend it to the neighbour.
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Well I hope the OP has a budget for upfront costs for toner if (s)he's printing in colour. Here are Canadian prices at staples for toner cartridges.

https://www.staples.ca/en/MF632Cdw-imag ... CA_1_20001

Of course you can always do as I do and buy toner/ink on eBay. I pay about 20% of retail and no taxes. It helps feed my hungry copier and inkjet.
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shplad wrote:
Oct 12th, 2017 8:37 pm
Well I hope the OP has a budget for upfront costs for toner if (s)he's printing in colour. Here are Canadian prices at staples for toner cartridges.

https://www.staples.ca/en/MF632Cdw-imag ... CA_1_20001

Of course you can always do as I do and buy toner/ink on eBay. I pay about 20% of retail and no taxes. It helps feed my hungry copier and inkjet.
Even at full retail, it is still cheaper than inkjet when you look at a cost per page
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I've seen colour laser printers on sale for as little as $100 in pre-Christmas/Boxing Day sales (not AIO at that price, but $150 could be enough). Coincidentally that time of year is coming up, so you might want to wait a couple of months.

Ink jets are more trouble than they are worth for the casual home user who prints once in a while. They waste most of their ridiculously-expensive ink on cleaning cycles if you only print occasionally, and even then they end up clogging the jets so that they print poorly and you eventually have to throw them out.

The most cost-effective strategy is to buy a colour laser printer (or AIO) at the cheapest price you can find, use up the "starter" cartridges, and then throw it out. For a casual home user who doesn't print much, the starter cartridges could last a couple of years, and a laser won't have problems with clogging or wasting toner on cleaning cycles. With the silly way that manufacturers price printers and toner cartridges, it's actually cheaper to get a new printer.
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Faith24 wrote:
Oct 13th, 2017 10:38 am
I've seen colour laser printers on sale for as little as $100 in pre-Christmas/Boxing Day sales (not AIO at that price, but $150 could be enough). Coincidentally that time of year is coming up, so you might want to wait a couple of months.

Ink jets are more trouble than they are worth for the casual home user who prints once in a while. They waste most of their ridiculously-expensive ink on cleaning cycles if you only print occasionally, and even then they end up clogging the jets so that they print poorly and you eventually have to throw them out.

The most cost-effective strategy is to buy a colour laser printer (or AIO) at the cheapest price you can find, use up the "starter" cartridges, and then throw it out. For a casual home user who doesn't print much, the starter cartridges could last a couple of years, and a laser won't have problems with clogging or wasting toner on cleaning cycles. With the silly way that manufacturers price printers and toner cartridges, it's actually cheaper to get a new printer.
Dad kept telling me to get one so I couldn't really wait until Christmas or boxing day. I would say I did well.
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I have a Canon Pixma 100. Results were great. Ink costs as much as the printer (after rebates). Bought (cheap) LD Ink (poor quality ink) and threw original cartridges away.

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