Jun 10, 2009


by Marielle Carlisle

I just spent 30 minutes typing out a post.

Then I read it and it was so so so bad.


Much better.

Sometimes things just need to be tossed.

Next up on the chopping block: whether to fix our Brother MFC printer, or buy a new one.

It costs $35 for the service center to just FIND the problem, and then $75/hour to fix it.

I could get a new printer for that price.

Whadda ya'll think?

Any printer recommendations?

I do not recommend Brother.

Have a superfantastic day!


  1. I've never had a bit of trouble with my "hp officejet all in one" and I've had it for three years I think.

  2. I've had my Lenmark for about five years and it still works great.

  3. I love my Lexmark all in one printer too...
    It was relatively cheap...definitely cheaper than those prices you are quoting for repair.

  4. Wow...I'm sorry. I have always had good luck with our HP...and the ink seems to last a reasonable amount of time. btw...i can't imaging you writing anything bad, Marielle! However, I do understand the feeling. Hugs~

  5. I've had several printers go out, and I just go down to Costco and buy a new one. I'm pleased with my HP Photosmart All-in-one. It's my current printer, does a good job on scanning and I know the name because it's sitting right beside my computer. I forgot already the kinds that quit on me.

    But then, I've never yet found much joy in remembering troubles.

  6. Stay away from Dell ~ it does so few printings that every page ends up costing about 15 cents to print!!! Good luck!

  7. I don't think my comment went through - it was too long anyway. HP has always been my choice and the HP OfficePro L7580 all-in-one is what I'm using now. HP backs up their warranties and I think I paid $169 for this one - don't remember, but it shouldn't be any more than that. I haven't used Dell, would not use Brother and Epson is iffie. The others I don't know about.


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