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Month: June 2018

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

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 11:01:13 -0700

On Wednesday 27 June 2018 10:55:33 Dan Youngquist wrote:
> On 06/27/2018 10:36 AM, 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.
> Good point.  I've bought more than one good laser printer at garage sales
> for $3-$10, and they usually have 1000 pages or so of toner in them.  I
> haven't bought a new printer in over 20 years.  Check your local
> Craigslist, or post a wanted ad there, and I bet you can find one for way
> less than the $40 you're thinking of spending on ink.
> Older HP lasers are very cheap to run, and almost all work very well with
> Linux.

That is a useful suggestion, but I must put it off for some future world, not 
for the present. I could maybe find one used. I looked for used printers 
online, but couldn't find any in that range. However, laser printers are 
coming down in price. Maybe not this year, but next year, or the next, I 
could think about buying a laser. 

For the present, though, I must make do with what I have at hand. I only have 
about $9 to spare every month, so I have to make my best guess about what 
will get me through the next year or so with the inkjet printer that I 
actually have, not one that I don't have and can't afford.