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color laser printer deals?
Posted by: timg
Date: May 19, 2020 05:34PM
I've about had it with my Samsung wireless laser printer. it keeps dropping the network and it takes forever to get it connected again.

anyway, since I plan to replace it I thought I would up the ante and go for a color laser.

Anyone seen any deals worth mentioning?

Thanks!



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Re: color laser printer deals?
Posted by: modelamac
Date: May 19, 2020 05:48PM
I just bought a new Canon MF743C. I wanted an AIO color laser with duplex printing. The duplex feature really boosts the price.

I just went searching on eBay with the specs I need and found it.



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Re: color laser printer deals?
Posted by: timg
Date: May 19, 2020 06:18PM
how much did you pay for that printer?



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Re: color laser printer deals?
Posted by: sekker
Date: May 19, 2020 07:27PM
We went with a Brother color laser AIO earlier this year, replacing our nearly 10 year old prior Canon AIO.

They are hard to find great deals, but ours was a little over $200. And it came with decent capacity toner cartridges out of the box.
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Re: color laser printer deals?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 19, 2020 07:52PM
you could just blow $3 on a USB cable instead.
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Posted by: sekker
Date: May 19, 2020 07:57PM
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you could just blow $3 on a USB cable instead.

Alas, adding a color cable will not add color to his current laser printer!
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Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 19, 2020 09:18PM
I know, but if the main bother is bad wifi connection, then a cable's the way out.
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Posted by: timg
Date: May 19, 2020 09:38PM
USB cable doesn't work as it's a shared printer among the 6 of us (wife and 4 kids) and it's in a public area.
schlepping the laptop down to the printer everytime someone wanted to print would get old in a hurry.

and yes, it doesn't add color.



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Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: May 19, 2020 09:48PM
HP [slickdeals.net]

Canon [slickdeals.net]



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Re: color laser printer deals?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: May 19, 2020 10:24PM
Sigh.

There are no great color laser printers under $400 according to my research

Wirecutter likes HP; Amazon reviewers like Canon.

YMMV.
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Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 19, 2020 11:20PM
Alas, adding a color cable will not add color to his current laser printer!

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Re: color laser printer deals?
Posted by: timg
Date: May 19, 2020 11:50PM
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anonymouse1
Sigh.

There are no great color laser printers under $400 according to my research

Wirecutter likes HP; Amazon reviewers like Canon.

YMMV.

What does your research indicate? There is no requirement that the printer be under $400. Just want a good deal. (notice I did not say "cheap" color laser printer in the topic)



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Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: May 20, 2020 06:35AM
Refurb Brother HL-L8360CDW direct from Brother for $249.99 + FS
($400 "list price")
  • Non AIO color laser printer
  • WiFi 802.11b/g/n; Gigabit Ethernet; USB 2.0
  • Same as New Warranty*
  • Duplex Printing
  • Four toner cart system
* 1 year limited warranty with free online, call or live chat support for the life of your product.
fyi. the Brother site also has some refurb AIO Color Lasers available.

PCMAG review (June 2017) gave it 4.5/5 rating.

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PC Mag -
The Bottom Line
The very well rounded HL-L8360CDW is a fast color laser printer with good
output quality, low running costs, and flexible expandability for its class.
One 'con' noted: Slightly below average photo quality.

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Re: color laser printer deals?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 20, 2020 09:42AM
For me it was the cost of toner. I went with a Brother MFC-9330CDW. I can get a full generic toner set for about $40. I mostly use B&W, so the initial toner pack is still working a year and a half later. Quality is decent enough for home use, and performance is fine. Duplexing is a biggie for me as well. I'm a Brother fanboy as well, this is my fourth brother laser (all the previous ones were handed down as I've upgraded and are still in use).

YMMV.
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Posted by: rz
Date: May 20, 2020 10:13AM
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USB cable doesn't work as it's a shared printer among the 6 of us (wife and 4 kids) and it's in a public area.
schlepping the laptop down to the printer everytime someone wanted to print would get old in a hurry.

and yes, it doesn't add color.

Our HP Color Laser Printer is hooked to my wife's iMac via USB cable and is shared among all the other machines on the network. No need to schlep machines to hook it up.
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Posted by: sekker
Date: May 20, 2020 03:04PM
There is at least one good printer sharing software to move a USB connected printer to sharing online. I can get that info at home if that’s helpful. Doesn’t add color tho!

The Brother AIO we purchased was $400 with tax and purchased from BB. MCC3770CDW
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Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: May 20, 2020 03:55PM
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sekker
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The Brother AIO we purchased was $400 with tax and purchased from BB. MCC3770CDW

It's refurbed cousin the MCC3750CDW (w/o NFC) is $299.99 direct from Brother.
Fifty bucks more than the previously mentioned HL-L8360CDW.

That's a lot of color laser AIO for $300 !



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Re: color laser printer deals?
Posted by: timg
Date: May 20, 2020 11:52PM
Well, in case anyone is interested, I ended up with the refurbed HL-L8360CDW that Nobody recommended...



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