$50 laser printer

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Mon Jul 25 16:11:11 UTC 2005

Jack Jackson wrote:
> Albin Blaschka wrote:
>> Jack Jackson schrieb:
>>> Hi, I'm not affiliated with this shop or the Samsung company in any 
>>> way, but I bought this B&W laser printer last week and it *ROCKS* - 
>>> $50 after rebates.
>> [...]
>> Mhmm, sounds not that bad: *BUT* how much is the refill? Normally with 
>> such offers on printers the downside is the refilling, sometimes this 
>> is more expensive as the printer itself...
> Hi,
> Staples lists the toner replacement cartridge at $79.99, definitely more 
> than the printer itself. However I expect thousands of pages out of each 
> cartridge. I seem to recall a discussion on this subject on this list 
> (?). In any event I'll be interested to see if anyone has any experience 
> with the longevity of the cartridges ?

I got "screwed" by buying a Dell ink jet printer when I found out it came with 
"trial" cartridges which from what I hear are about 1/4 the size of the real ones. 
    The cartridges had part numbers and item numbers and some other number, but I 
couldn't find any of them anywhere on the web (which makes sense - there is no 
reason anyone would want to buy them.)

On the Samsung, what is the part number of the included cartridge?  (basically, is 
it a normal capacity or some goofy sample size like the dell.)

btw - I think it is great that you are promoting unix friendly companies - I keep 
wanting to make a web site based on that concept.

^Carl K

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