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Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by dj_dopamine, Jan 17, 2002.

  1. dj_dopamine

    dj_dopamine TRIBE Member

    I am looking to buy a inkjet printer.
    I would like ur input on what is my best buy.
    thanks
    dopamine
     
  2. kodos

    kodos TRIBE Member

    tribe also needs an 'ask tribe' forum

    [i'm guilty of this one too]
     
  3. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    Both of the top of the line Lexmark printers I have had in the past couple years have broken down after about a year or two of use.

    color inkjet printers are dirtcheap because they screw you on the color cartridges which can sometimes cost as much as the printer itself.
     
  4. Katman

    Katman TRIBE Member


    HP is selling Inkjets at Futureshop for $69. They are flooding the market with cheap printers so that people will buy more ink.. it's literally cheaper to throw out the printer when it runs out of ink than it is to buy replacement cartridges (they come with 2)

    Little know fact: HP loses $$ on every printer they sell - they make >70% margins on their toner.

    Hope this helps

    Katman
     
  5. kyfe

    kyfe TRIBE Member

    WORD!

    I've been dealing with lexmark the last few days casue my 3200 broke they won't return my calls and the won't let me speak to a manager when i ask... they just tell me that i have to pay for any kind of support for lexmark

    NEVER I repeat NEVER buy Lexmark product... inferior product and Americanized Customer serivce to match

    Kyfe
     
  6. Fin.K.L

    Fin.K.L TRIBE Member

    Buy a cheap Canon Bubble Jet Printer

    Ink jets are easy to get screwed.
    That's why you should get a cheap one so you get no regret.

    Canon is usually compact and cheap for it's quailty(printing + speed).
     
  7. sen

    sen TRIBE Member

    i used to work at office place.
    what they taught us was that:

    lexmark entry level printers provide excellent quality but the ink is REDIC expensive. also, as people have mentioned, the reliability is questionable.

    HP entry level printers are not as nice with respect to printing quality, but they offer the best value for printing (something like 500+ pages per cartridge, compared to lexmark which gets between 300-400 for about 15 dollars more)

    i'd say spend the extra bit and get a medium to high ranged HP.

    or if you don't need colour, get a laser.
     
  8. zoo

    zoo TRIBE Member

    my lexmark died also.

    my 6 year old canon works, but no one makes ink for it anymore :0/
     
  9. Viceroy

    Viceroy TRIBE Member

    My family got a lexmark z32 with their computer about 3 months ago. When I setup the printer for them, it broke (jammed when I put the cartridges in) So they sent us a new one. The same thing happened about 2 weeks ago, and they have another one on the way.

    Shitty printers.

    Peace,
    Steve
     

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