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[Costco] HP laser Printer M15W $39.96 (YMMV)

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Mar 1, 2011
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Fraser Valley
Calgary - Lots left at the Deerfoot Meadows Costco.

Tempting but I'll pass as I have a reliable HP AOI and do limited printing nowadays.

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Feb 4, 2011
322 posts
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JackWhyte wrote: Gee, I wonder. :facepalm:

Maybe if you read what I wrote or clicked on any of the helpful links I posted, you'd know that it's a STEALTH UPDATE that takes place behind the scenes and without your permission or intervention - if you have the wireless on, it auto-updates and locks you out and you can't revert back either. Seriously, think about it - if it was that easy just to disable updates or cancel them, no one would have a problem.
Well, one of your links states that auto updates can be disabled in settings. And I connect my printer to the PC via USB so my Use case is different.
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Sep 19, 2009
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dealz4all wrote: Well, one of your links states that auto updates can be disabled in settings. And I connect my printer to the PC via USB so my Use case is different.
For the technically inclined, it's also possible to block the printer from accessing the internet while still residing on your LAN network, especially with DD-WRT or other router CFWs.
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Dec 2, 2004
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Arkv wrote: For the technically inclined, it's also possible to block the printer from accessing the internet while still residing on your LAN network, especially with DD-WRT or other router CFWs.
Your logic is like banging a hot chick with AIDS/STI, while using a condom for protection...

Not worth the hassle, easier to just avoid and buy BROTHER LASER ... what if there is an open WIFI nearby, possibly introduced by a neighbor? Alot of things can go wrong ...
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Sep 19, 2009
231 posts
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frugal69 wrote: Your logic is like banging a hot chick with AIDS/STI, while using a condom for protection...

Not worth the hassle, easier to just avoid and buy BROTHER LASER ... what if there is an open WIFI nearby, possibly introduced by a neighbor? Alot of things can go wrong ...
I mean I wouldn't call HP hot, serviceable maybe ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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May 10, 2008
323 posts
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Vancouver, BC
frugal69 wrote: Your logic is like banging a hot chick with AIDS/STI, while using a condom for protection...

Not worth the hassle, easier to just avoid and buy BROTHER LASER ... what if there is an open WIFI nearby, possibly introduced by a neighbor? Alot of things can go wrong ...
I think a huge determining factor is still how much one paid for the hot chick, which brings me to this question:

Is it still worth it at this price for just the toner that comes with the machine?

I'm still using the original toner of a Samsung laser printer that London Drugs cleared out many years ago at $39.99. I only use it to print stuff like twice a month. I bought it with the intention of chucking it after the toner runs out. I will eventually need a replacement printer for the occasional print jobs.
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Jul 19, 2012
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Montreal
jackrabbit000 wrote: Canon is no better. I have one and you cannot use a 3rd party ink cartridge in it no matter what you do or try.
Well that sucks, as the Canons we have (color lasers) take 3rd-party ink... at least for now.

The US courts made it illegal to pull this kind of scam, but I guess the printer companies have figured out they make more money compared to the fines and court penalties.
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May 2, 2008
397 posts
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Toronto, Canada
yesstyle wrote: mind telling us the model # of ur Brother printer?
+1 for Brother MFCs
I am using a MFC-7860DW that I picked up for free during an e-recycling event in my office building. It does everything I need, print (duplex), scan, copy, fax. Been using cheap cartridges from https://www.123ink.ca (Promecables's sister website) and they work very well.
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Oct 11, 2015
449 posts
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Winnipeg, MB
No luck finding this in Winnipeg went to all 3 stores
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Aug 25, 2018
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Recently Brother also updated the firmware and since then i can't use generic. The best way to avoid any stealth update is not to install any software from the manufacturer and use generic drivers
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Sep 18, 2019
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JackWhyte wrote: Don't buy HP laser printers, as the company is always producing stealth-updates that kill generic cartridges and give you a never-ending error loop. HP just keeps on doing it, even after getting mass-fined for this scam a few years ago.
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I physically smashed all our HP laser printers and bought Brother or Canon models to replace them an d I will never, ever, ever put 1 penny towards any HP hardware.
Can't agree more. My worst experience in electronics is with a recent HP Deskjet 2655. Not only because that it depleted a 65XL cartridge inproportionally fast, but also it rejected refilling
and 3rd-party cartridges. I don't have time to analysis how that works. But if the "security" feature exists, it's a shame for this once innovative company.

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