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    Default I'm finding myself

    ... in need of a printer.

    Basic best bang for the buck. I have $125 to spend.
    What do I buy?
    Quite the Conundrum

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    I got a pretty nice all-in-one with wireless printing for around that price from Staples, I believe it was an HP.

    Staples usually has rebates and deals as well, best to keep an eye out for a week or two before purchasing.

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    Depends on what you want to do with it - a decent all-in-one color printer (inkjet) can be had for that price, but if you print a lot, even B&W, the toner will kill you. If you print a lot it is hard to beat the small HP desktop laser printers HP1020/1018/1006 or whatever the current model is (they have not changed a whole lot over the last 10 years or so). We use them at work, and typically get 4,000+ pages per cartridge. B&W only though.
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    This will be used mainly for printing documents with colored letter head.
    We have a really nice HP printer/scanner but neglected to use ot for a few months and it won't print now.
    ...scanner still works great though.



    Edit: current printer is an Epson.
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    The ink will dry up and clog the cartridge if you don't use it once a month or so. Try replacing the cartridges and having the maintenance feature of the printer do a "clean print head". You'll probably be up and running like new.
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    Tried everything, none of it worked.
    Was also told it would be less expensive to buy new than to fix this one.
    Off to best buy for a new one tomorrow.
    Quite the Conundrum

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    I got one! =)

    HP Photosmart (wireless) 5520 print/copy/scan/web
    It has an eprint thingy on it that is really really cool. lol
    I've been putzing around with it for a couple of hours now, it prints nicely and of all the printers in the store, this one just happened to have the least expensive ink.
    Quite the Conundrum

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    Once again, I am late to the party.

    But for others, I will add my two cents here.

    First, I have had the best luck with HP printers, They keep going and going and going like the bink bunny. I have been using them for decades and, under the right circumstances, would buy them again.

    It has been my experience that Canons are nearly junk compared to HP and Epson.

    I also feel all in ones are a waste of money. Why buy a new scanner when my printer wears out? I have no need for a fax machine.

    That said, The last printer I bought was an Epson Workforce 40 for the price of replacing the cartriges in my parallel port HP that was still working after at least a decade. I like it because it is fast and each color ink has its own cartrige. The ink is water resistant too.

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    I picked this up when my lexmark all in one died..
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Epson-Styl...anner/17402364

    seems to be working well for the money, and ink is pretty cheap as well.

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