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Old 03-13-2013, 01:52 PM
 
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Not everyone needs the top of the line paper. We buy the cheapest we can find and have no problems with it. Of course we're not printing pictures or charts for business.
I absolutely agree. If you're printing out coupons, articles, shopping lists, children's schoolwork, etc, you just need the cheapest paper that works in your printer.

When I print documents for presentations and conferences, I use high quality paper. But it's not worth the $$ for all the other everyday printing I do.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:23 PM
 
Location: The Ranch in Olam Haba
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So what? A few months ago I purchased the HL-5370DW which includes duplex and wireless for $59 on sale at Staples. The HL-2240 is a bait printer inorder them to try to upsell you to a better printer. Nearly everyweek there is some lowball special.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:11 PM
 
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So what? A few months ago I purchased the HL-5370DW which includes duplex and wireless for $59 on sale at Staples. The HL-2240 is a bait printer inorder them to try to upsell you to a better printer. Nearly everyweek there is some lowball special.
Its still not a bad printer for a home user who would otherwise spend a similar amount on an inkjet that would cost more to operate and likely not last as long.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:46 PM
 
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So what? A few months ago I purchased the HL-5370DW which includes duplex and wireless for $59 on sale at Staples. The HL-2240 is a bait printer inorder them to try to upsell you to a better printer. Nearly everyweek there is some lowball special.
$59 is a steal for that printer. Even at the current price of $177 (a matter of fax), it's probably a better buy than the HL-2240 if you plan on keeping it for a long while.

The ongoing cost for the toner for the HL-5370DW is almost as cheap as the ongoing cost of the ink cartridges for the HP Officejet X series. Both of which are significantly cheaper than the HL-2240. If you print a lot, it's a no brainer to go with the HL-5370DW. If you hardly print, the HL-2240 might be better given the (current) cheaper upfront cost.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:07 PM
 
Location: The Ranch in Olam Haba
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$59 is a steal for that printer. Even at the current price of $177 (a matter of fax), it's probably a better buy than the HL-2240 if you plan on keeping it for a long while.

The ongoing cost for the toner for the HL-5370DW is almost as cheap .....
The generic toner is even cheaper on eBay @ $16 for the TN-650 compared to the Staples price of $120. I also purchased last year thr MFC-9440CN on a blowout sales BNIB for $149 and also use eBay toner. Brother printers are not picky as to where the toner comes from. Which is unlike our HP printer which gives me an error message for using a non-HP toner (press skip and its fine).
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:45 AM
 
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So what? A few months ago I purchased the HL-5370DW which includes duplex and wireless for $59 on sale at Staples. The HL-2240 is a bait printer inorder them to try to upsell you to a better printer. Nearly everyweek there is some lowball special.
Where is it on sale now? A good price a couple of months ago does no one any good now. It's nice to want bragging rights, but it doesn't help a person looking for a printer today.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:36 AM
 
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Where is it on sale now?
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