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Re: [trinity-users] Re: Brother printer - comments?

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 10:56:05 -0700

On Wednesday 27 June 2018 10:52:04 deloptes wrote:
> William Morder wrote:
> > When one has literally no money to spend, one must make do with what is
> > available. I hear what everybody is saying about laser printers, but that
> > is not an option.
>
> then go to the copy shop, you can print for about 5cent
>
> > There are refillable cartridges, and refill bottles. I doubt that they
> > can dry up. My old HP cartridges dried up because they sat in a storage
> > space for a couple years. These won't dry up (at least, not so fast),
> > because I will use them now.
>
> This is BS. Just compare cartridge price/printer price for ink and you'll
> see that in 2 years you spent more on cartridges
>
> > I'm only asking if anybody else has tried these refillables. I don't want
> > advice that I *ought* to buy a laser printer, when I cannot do so.
>
> Yes, they are complete BS - forget it!
>
> Alternative could be dot matrix printer (it is a bit noisy), higher price,
> but low material cost. I bought one in 1996 and it is still working.
>
> I bought HP 5L LJ in 1999 and I threw it away last year - it was not worth
> repearing. I bought two cartridges for €70,- each - makes 7€ per year for
> the cartridge. Just calculate total cost + material cost per intended
> period of use. You'll notice that prices have gone high in the past year,
> but most people can not calculate any way.
>
> I now bought a HP 402dn which prints 40 times faster than the 5L and cost
> 200,-. The cartridge would cost 100,- in 5-10y, so I guess I will have avg.
> cost of 30,- per year - this is definitely not much. There are also cheaper
> LJ printers, but I like HP and can write it off anyway.
>
> If you don't have money - earn money and buy something good instead a cheap
> sh*t that will give you headache - or just leave it.
>
> regards
>
The only way that I can earn money (real money) is by writing, which means 
that I need to be able to print out. 

I hear what you are saying, but I guess we can stop this thread now, because 
what people are saying is irrelevant to my situation. 

Bill