I just got out of the ink jet business. You can get one of the Brother laser jets like the HL-2280DW or MFC-7360n and buy knock off toner cartridges for $22 on Amazon. It takes about two purchases of the ridiculously priced ink jet cartridges to justify buying a laser jet. From then on, it's a no-brainer.
Why are you comparing generic toner to genuine ink? The generic Brother inks are less than a $1 each in multi-packs on Amazon.
And $22 seems pricey for generic toner cartridge. The generic HP and Canon toner cartridges I get form Amazon are under $10 each.
As for the price of this printer, $59.99 are $69.99 are the typical sale prices for this printer. Adding on coupon(s) is what makes it hot.
Staples, Office Max, Office Depot, Best Buy all have these at this price tomorrow. Where to buy? Any coupons that would make a difference? Other factors? Like Staples return policy is better than most? Hmmm...
I got the Brother MFC-J435W last summer. Using the generic ink off Amazon, like 24 packs for $13 or something like that. Sure, the ink is cheap but I really hate the constant clogging & cleaning of the nozzle. Most of my color nozzles are fine except the black, it just keeps clogging. Pisses me off and with the high volume I do in printing shipping labels (30 per day during Xmas season).
I have this printer. Highly recommended. Works with airprint for wiresless IOS devices and google cloud print for android and Chromebooks. I have a bunch of gadgets and they all work 100% with this printer. PLUS the cheap ink from ebay and amazon works great.
In case others are curious as to the difference between 425, 430 and 435....there are none.
If they give me grief at Office Max or Best Buy etc, I would just simply pop them in the nose and walk out. I can't do that at AMAZON though can I. So I guess Amazon sucks in the long run. BTW, both Office Max and Best Buy have a better model(J435W,J430W) for the same price this week.
It's interesting that you report the J435W and J430W are better models when there are reports that they are the same physical model with different numbers on them for the different retailers (I have not verified this myself).
Edit: Here is a chart of features (identical for all):
Bump, any coupons to make this sweeter? Is the J825dw better for $30 more?
the j825dw is worth the extra price imo, the difference between the two is that the j825 has duplex printing and the j430 doesn't.
I got the j825dw on Best Buy about a month ago using the $50 off coupon code, making it ~$50 dollars for me which is a slick deal!
I'm going for the MFC-J825DW. Duplex printing is also worth it for just a bit more. Also read something about faxing, that PC faxing is send only, not receive. I guess that's a nit, since I don't fax much, but when I do it's usually for something important.
$50 for the MFC-J825DW from BB is pretty dang good, especially since online at least it's $249.99 today!
Last edited by TexasFlood; 02-17-2013 at 12:52 PM..
Yes I'm using it right now. What issue did you have with it?
The issue is that it doesn't fit and doesn't print right. The part where the ink flows from the cartridge to the printer had/has a different nozzle shape than the OEM one and because of this ink wasn't feeding. It was missing the round cone shape.
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