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Promoted 09-06-2016 by qwikwit at 10:50 AM View Original Post
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Adorama has Ricoh SP C250DN Wireless Duplex Color Laser Printer on sale for $69.99. Shipping is free.Thanks GoodDay

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Edited September 8, 2016 at 11:47 AM by jersharocks
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Before getting excited, a complete set of replacement toner cartridges runs about $400. The 3rd party toner often comes in messy bottles and also contains chips to overcome Ricoh's counterfeit toner detector and even that oven runs up to $50. You'll need a soldering iron to manage the refill as well. If you buy this, consider it disposable after the starter toner runs out unless you want to risk colored toner getting everywhere.
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Lots of printers have very expensive replacement toners. But lots have toners that are easily refillable as this one does. It does not need a soldering iron to refill!
It's not messy unless you are. Most printers also require a replacement chip so it knows how full it is. This printer is little different than most others.
Except this is a color duplex for $70 and is excellent!
I've owned mine for 18 months and love it
"Most printers also require a replacement chip so it knows how full it is."

Wrong. Printers that require 'expensive proprietary chip-embedded toner cartridges' do so in their attempt to capture ALL 'after the sale revenue'.

Printers have been measuring toner/ink levels just fine for 30+ years prior to these shenanigans. And quite often, these printers erroneously report toners being out if toner, when they actually have about 5%-25% left in the cartridges... BUT when the silly toner chip says it's out, it will REFUSE to print regardless if there is actually toner still in the toner's tank.

How would you feel about the maker of your next car only allowing a certain brand of oil/gas to be used in it? Sounds crazy, huh?

And worse, the car reports back to you that the tank is empty and refuses to operate any further (and you are absolutely sure there is 1/4 tank of gas still in the tank). WTH?!

Welcome to the $hitty printer ink/toner game.

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Before getting excited, a complete set of replacement toner cartridges runs about $400. The 3rd party toner often comes in messy bottles and also contains chips to overcome Ricoh's counterfeit toner detector and even that oven runs up to $50. You'll need a soldering iron to manage the refill as well. If you buy this, consider it disposable after the starter toner runs out unless you want to risk colored toner getting everywhere.
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I bought this printer for this price with a coupon a few months back. Hard to set up, but great printer otherwise. Oh, and it's 50+ pounds heavy! Auto Duplex was what won me over from another similarly priced printer.

It has a yield of 2300 per toner though, and most of what we do are reports that don't have to be black, so we've been printing in various colors to avoid wasting any one toner much quicker than others. Our last color laser printer cost $25, and lasted 6 years with only one black toner refill a bit over halfway between purchase and death of the drum or some other part that left black streaks. That one had a toner yield of 1500, so hopefully we can make this printer last 6+ years now that we've decided to print text in more than just black.
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Quote from dampier View Post :
Before getting excited, a complete set of replacement toner cartridges runs about $400. The 3rd party toner often comes in messy bottles and also contains chips to overcome Ricoh's counterfeit toner detector and even that oven runs up to $50. You'll need a soldering iron to manage the refill as well. If you buy this, consider it disposable after the starter toner runs out unless you want to risk colored toner getting everywhere.
While a little messy, it does not appear to need a soldering iron:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXzkfXERJzk

Ebay has refill kits with chips for $40. Doesn't seem too bad.

Although this is tempting, I think I'll wait for the version with the scanner to hit $135 again.
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Before getting excited, a complete set of replacement toner cartridges runs about $400. The 3rd party toner often comes in messy bottles and also contains chips to overcome Ricoh's counterfeit toner detector and even that oven runs up to $50. You'll need a soldering iron to manage the refill as well. If you buy this, consider it disposable after the starter toner runs out unless you want to risk colored toner getting everywhere.
Lots of printers have very expensive replacement toners. But lots have toners that are easily refillable as this one does. It does not need a soldering iron to refill!
It's not messy unless you are. Most printers also require a replacement chip so it knows how full it is. This printer is little different than most others.
Except this is a color duplex for $70 and is excellent!
I've owned mine for 18 months and love it
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Before getting excited, a complete set of replacement toner cartridges runs about $400. The 3rd party toner often comes in messy bottles and also contains chips to overcome Ricoh's counterfeit toner detector and even that oven runs up to $50. You'll need a soldering iron to manage the refill as well. If you buy this, consider it disposable after the starter toner runs out unless you want to risk colored toner getting everywhere.
wrong about the soldering iron bro
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Awesome printer and great deal! Bought it during the last sale and can't be happier. Set-up was a little more difficult as others but being a little tech savvy, I had everything, including wireless, set up in 30 minutes. It has a large footprint and is heavy but is built like a tank.
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Set-up was a little more difficult as others but being a little tech savvy, I had everything, including wireless, set up in 30 minutes.
Can you elaborate what is a little more difficult about the setup? Is it just the wireless part?
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While a little messy, it does not appear to need a soldering iron:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXzkfXERJzk

Ebay has refill kits with chips for $40. Doesn't seem too bad.

Although this is tempting, I think I'll wait for the version with the scanner to hit $135 again.
The guy I last saw on eBay selling toner refill bottles warned not to follow the YouTube instructions. He even sells a modified soldering iron to manage the refill in his words 'properly.'

I looked at this printer and passed because of the refill expenses, although I've recycled printers after the starter cartridges get empty in the past as well. If there is another method without the need for a soldering iron, that is good to know. Maybe I'll look at this a little more closely. Was looking for a light duty printer for upstairs. Okay, you guys convinced me. I'm in for 1.

I have a Samsung color laser/combo that cost more than this, but the cartridges are not as bad to refill/replace.
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I bought this printer for this price with a coupon a few months back. Hard to set up, but great printer otherwise. Oh, and it's 50+ pounds heavy! Auto Duplex was what won me over from another similarly priced printer.
Wow 50 ponds! that is heavy. can any one else confirm weight? i don't want that heavy
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No airprint or google cloud print Frown
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good to see color laser printer prices come down, it's about time.
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I bought this one last time as well and have been very happy with it. I was having issues with it going into standby and not waking up so I just disabled all of the energy saving settings and flip it on when I want to use it.
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Wow 50 ponds! that is heavy. can any one else confirm weight? i don't want that heavy
it is 52 pounds to be exact I believe, I bought one in the last sale. setup was a breeze for me with wps. if the weight scares you, you need to look at ink jets since most laser printers weigh this much or more. it definitely does not feel like 52 lbs when I move it

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Before getting excited, a complete set of replacement toner cartridges runs about $400. The 3rd party toner often comes in messy bottles and also contains chips to overcome Ricoh's counterfeit toner detector and even that oven runs up to $50. You'll need a soldering iron to manage the refill as well. If you buy this, consider it disposable after the starter toner runs out unless you want to risk colored toner getting everywhere.
bought genuine cartridges (all 4 colors) for $160 total, 3rd party cartridges run around $130 for all 4
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