[sf-lug] Looking for a cheap printer

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri May 7 19:36:50 PDT 2021

Quoting Michael Paoli (Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu):

> More up-front, but cheaper long-term - get a decent laser printer.

And not even necessarily more up-front.

Last time this subject came up, and Bobbie was swearing up and down that
the only possible thing she could buy is a hideously expensive to
operate inkjet printer because it was 'cheaper' -- in response to
which I spent 10 minutes looking on Craigslist and found a half dozen or
more decent laser printers for far _less_ money than Bobbie intended to
spend buying an inkjet printer.

Of course, if you absolutely need to do substantial printing in colour,
that de-facto means having an inkjet printer (at least as a second
printer for rare needs), but that also implies you're probably not
desperately close to being unable to pay rent, either.

(Obvious solution if you might need to print colour once in a blue moon:
Either know a few friends who own inkjet printers, or visit FedEx Office 
when Blue Moon Day comes.)

But, let's face it, the main reason this particular bad and delusional
idea ("I'm going to buy an inkjet printer because it's cheaper") is just
that most folks habitually stubbornly cling to bad decisions that are
what they know and have lived, especially when it's what their friends
do, too.

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