HP Printers

From: Mike Ford <mikeford_at_socal.rr.com>
Date: Tue Sep 21 13:54:41 2004

At 01:27 PM 9/19/04 -0400, Barry Watzman wrote:
>Just a note on economic viability, you can buy entire working HP 4 printers
>-- HP 4 Plus, the 12ppm version -- for well under $50, so putting in a $60
>repair on a vastly inferior Laserjet II is of questionable economic

I talked to a friend today that scraps printers, and indeed the once mighty
have fallen. The plain 4 isn't worth anything to him, and a nice 4 plus is
about $30. I may just pick up a 4 plus from him, since we tend to leave the
printer on 24/7, and the plus seems to have better powerdown ability.

Snooping on HPs web site I found a printer cost comparison done by some
third party and I am assuming including all the factors like depriciation
and consumables. The LJ4 had the lowest cost about 0.012 per page, with
most about double that until the most recent high end LJ like the 8000. Ink
jets are highway robbers by comparison.
Received on Tue Sep 21 2004 - 13:54:41 BST

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