Best Woot Category Name Ever!
Stay away from the sub-$40 printers if you want reliability or features. They will get the job done, but they are so light that the movement of the printing mechanism moves the entire unit and this causes jamming problems and even breaks the printer itself.
I will say I love HP’s implementation of AirPrint. IOS devices can print to it so easily and with a little work you can print pretty much anything from an Android device. If you dive into it a step further you can even print to your home printer when you are away - the times you want to do so are probably extremely rare but hey, you can!
To those who rarely print and therefore think they should go with the cheapest should spend the money and get one of the laser printers. Sure you will spend ~$150 on the printer and one set of toner, but you will get 10,000 prints out of it over the next couple years. Alternatively, the inkjet will still set you back $30-$50 in ink cartridges and they will dry up faster than you use them. Which means it cost you $50 to print 10 times.
Lastly, those looking to print photos have one option, the PhotoSmart. Its not the best quality, but I have been generally impressed with HP’s PhotoSmart output. I would recommend Epson, or spring for a die-sublimation printer like the Epson Picturemate series or Canon’s Selphy series.
Do the factory reconditioned printers come with any toner? Or is that an upfront cost that needs to be considered?
If they do, it will most likely be the small ones that get you started.
HP LaserJet Printer Monochrome (P2035)
Instead of buying reconditioned, you can buy this new, with a return policy, and toner, and free shipping if you have Prime, on Amazon for the same price. http://www.amazon.com/HP-LaserJet-Printer-Monochrome-P2035/dp/B001A3ZH8Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387562982&sr=8-1&keywords=HP+LaserJet+P2035+Monochrome+Laser+Printer
Woot’s “deals” are becoming too often “not deals”!
It looks like HP is selling “HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw” for 10 $ less than the Woot price. And it is new (as in not-refurbished). Plus free shipping,
what am I missing here?
Check Out HP’s website first. I found this http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Printers/HP-LaserJet/CE844A?HP-LaserJet-Pro-M1217nfw-Multifunction-Printer
It’s $10.00 cheaper NEW and FREE SHIPPING!
Guess I should go to bottom of post next time b4 posting. Someone beat me to it.