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What's the lowest cost per-page?

On Friday, June 23, 2000 5:00 PM, Mike Bilow 
[SMTP:mikebw at] wrote:
>... [snip]

>  The Okidata LED page printers are very nice if you can find 
them on the
> refurb market, since it is often possible to get one with the 
> option for only a few hundred dollars.

I've had mixed luck with the Okidata OL400: I've bought four so 
far, all from ebay.  Drum quality varies a lot, and one that I 
bought had a broken "fuser" which my local repair shop quoted 
$250 to replace.

That said, I'd still buy one: they run about $50+ on ebay. I 
recommend anyone buying one this way should figure they'll need 
a replacement drum ($72 refurb), and the 2MB memory upgrade 
unless the unit already has it ($57), but once you get one going 
they're great workhorses and will do anything a HP Laserjet II 
will do.  They're also quiet enough to use when the kids are 
asleep, and print 4 PPM.


Bill Horne
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