[ale] Question : Printer with lowest TCO for infrequent usage

Mark Wright mpwright at speedfactory.net
Mon Dec 27 23:16:57 EST 2004

I just bought a used HP 4 plus off of eBay for $40 with a full toner  
cartridge, extra memory and a network card.  I bought it because they  
run forever.  I do use the reman toner and have not had a bad  
experience yet.  Although this one is still using the toner that came  
with it.

HP is well supported on Linux (although leave it to me to find a distro  
that won't use it out of the box, Sun Java Desktop does not come set up  
for it)

Since you are local you might be interested in picking one up yourself.  
  These guys work out of a warehouse off 41 in Marietta.



On Dec 27, 2004, at 4:37 PM, Aditya Srinivasan wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am looking for a printer with the lowest Total Cost of Ownership in  
> the
> long run (Printer + Toner).
> This is for personal use and I print documents very infrequently
> (directions, recipes etc) .. and will use it for printing about 5  
> pages a
> week.
> Need a very basic printer. Do not need high resolution.
> Linux compatibility desirable but can be sacrificied if a cheaper  
> Windows
> only printer is available.
> 0. Which printer will cost the least ?
> 1. Do you recommend a used printer ?
> 2. Is there a specific place in Atlanta to look for them(used) ?
> 3. Is third party toner availability important ?
> 4. How expensive would it be to have a printer with a duplexer unit  
> (print
> on both sides)
> Any suggestions/advice would be appreciated.
> -- 
> Thanks,
> sriad
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