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SUCHaDEAL 02-14-2013 07:11 AM

Brother® MFC-J430w wireless all-in-one (CHEAP INK PRINTER!) $59.99 shipped STAPLES starts 2/17
 
Brother® MFC-J430w wireless all-in-one

http://www.staples.com/Brother-MF...a=CIRCULAR

2/17 live

Elementary_Watson 02-14-2013 08:43 AM

Not sure why this has been TD for price. It was $99 last week. The lowest this has gone before is $50 and $60 is quite often the price when on sale. If one were to stack this with 2 photo papers that are FAR this week or one photo paper and a small filler to get over $75 one could use the $10/$75 mobile app coupon and bring it down to roughly $50.

bhartiben 02-14-2013 08:49 AM

Does anyone know how good is the print quality and how long does the cartridge go without a lot of printing?

badbob001 02-14-2013 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by bhartiben (Post 57575452)
Does anyone know how good is the print quality and how long does the cartridge go without a lot of printing?

I can't speak of this printer specifically, but from my experience: I've had an inkjet dry up to the point where it is unusable/trash but my laser still works after similar months of non-use.

morganton 02-14-2013 01:46 PM

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.

hwyking 02-15-2013 02:40 AM

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Originally Posted by bhartiben (Post 57575452)
Does anyone know how good is the print quality and how long does the cartridge go without a lot of printing?

I print a lot of black and white ebay/paypal shipping labels and color packing slips and the ink lasts quite a while and I use the cheap non-OEM ink that more than pays for itself when you recycle at Staples.

I haven't tried printing any photos with it though.

Exidous 02-15-2013 02:43 AM

Frequently seems to be at this price. I got the J435 (almost if not identical model) from BB during their $50 off $100 debacle, it was on sale for $60 at the time there. I'd say this is only a par deal now.

hwyking 02-15-2013 02:46 AM

Here is a link to cheap ink. 10 cartridges for $7.25 and you can recycle them to get $20 back.

http://www.amazon.com/LC75-MFC-J5...-J430w+ink

tamuk 02-15-2013 02:40 PM

I think its a great deal.

Ordered one today for 100 (printer + filler) - 25 off 100 coupon = 75 (before tax)

Will try to price match next week. If staples agrees then final deal will be 75 - 40 = 35. else i will return it.

The printer is 99.99 this week and will be 59.99 starting sunday.

Coupons can be purchased off ebay for 7$ max.

FInal price with coupon is 35 +7 = 42 still good for that printer.

scb435 02-15-2013 03:05 PM

With the generic Amazon cartridges, it's cheap to operate.

If the sale price is applied as an "instant savings," you may be able to kiosk order and apply an additional $20 off 99 printer coupon from the Staples app. I did that a while ago when it was $49.99, stacked the $10/75 and $20 printer coupon and got it for $19.99 + tax.

Elementary_Watson 02-15-2013 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by scb435 (Post 57609988)
With the generic Amazon cartridges, it's cheap to operate.

If the sale price is applied as an "instant savings," you may be able to kiosk order and apply an additional $20 off 99 printer coupon from the Staples app. I did that a while ago when it was $49.99, stacked the $10/75 and $20 printer coupon and got it for $19.99 + tax.

Good idea but that mobile app coupon for the printer is dead as of 2/10. Some $10/$75s are still working though.

puzzleman 02-15-2013 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by bhartiben (Post 57575452)
Does anyone know how good is the print quality and how long does the cartridge go without a lot of printing?

I can't speak of this model specifically, but I got the better model MFC-J825dw and
it is far superior to either of the two Epsons (WF500 & R320) it replaced.

Shame is, Staples had the MFC-J825dw on sale last week for $100 before any coupons/rewards discount.
por: I paid $70 on BF from jrDOTcom but had to wait six weeks to get it.

At $60, the 430w isn't really that 'slick'.

scb435 02-15-2013 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Elementary_Watson (Post 57610128)
Good idea but that mobile app coupon for the printer is dead as of 2/10. Some $10/$75s are still working though.

doh, didn't know that had died. Sorry for giving anyone false hope.

TexasFlood 02-15-2013 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by puzzleman (Post 57610674)
At $60, the 430w isn't really that 'slick'.

Well, it's better than the usual $90. If someone needs a printer, like me, it ain't bad. Beats a sharp stick in the eye, :D

GhostShaDoW 02-15-2013 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by hwyking (Post 57594516)
I print a lot of black and white ebay/paypal shipping labels and color packing slips and the ink lasts quite a while and I use the cheap non-OEM ink that more than pays for itself when you recycle at Staples.

I haven't tried printing any photos with it though.

Which ink do you use? I bought this last time and bought the cheap amazon ink that's supposed to work but it turns out it's not compatible with this model even though the cartridge model is the same.

poohbie 02-15-2013 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by morganton (Post 57583900)
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.

morganton 02-16-2013 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by poohbie (Post 57616536)
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.


Well, I guess if you don't like a post, you just lie.

TexasFlood 02-16-2013 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by poohbie (Post 57616536)
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.

Got any good coupons? Guessing there is probably a staples thread here somewhere, off to look...

TexasFlood 02-16-2013 07:23 PM

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...

chi 02-16-2013 07:29 PM

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).

hwyking 02-16-2013 09:38 PM

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Originally Posted by GhostShaDoW (Post 57616020)
Which ink do you use? I bought this last time and bought the cheap amazon ink that's supposed to work but it turns out it's not compatible with this model even though the cartridge model is the same.

http://www.amazon.com/LC75-MFC-J5...-J430w+ink

GhostShaDoW 02-16-2013 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by hwyking (Post 57632974)

Have you actually used it yet? I bought it from amazon, said it was compatible with brother MFC-J430W and alot of others (just like the link you posted) and it doesn't work on the

rand0m 02-17-2013 05:18 AM

Bump, any coupons to make this sweeter? Is the J825dw better for $30 more?

hwyking 02-17-2013 07:20 AM

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Originally Posted by GhostShaDoW (Post 57633734)
Have you actually used it yet? I bought it from amazon, said it was compatible with brother MFC-J430W and alot of others (just like the link you posted) and it doesn't work on the

Yes I'm using it right now. What issue did you have with it?

usacamaro 02-17-2013 07:39 AM

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.

domino 02-17-2013 09:53 AM

You could try the ink mentioned in this post:
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=57319040&postcount=2

I just ordered ink from meritline using that coupon code for half off...

JeffT7461 02-17-2013 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by rand0m (Post 57636094)
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!

Engineer 02-17-2013 11:34 AM

In case others are curious as to the difference between 425, 430 and 435....there are none.

Quote:

Originally Posted by duke52 (Post 57640946)
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):

http://www.brother-usa.com/MFC/Mo...W?tab=full

Also, you can get this printer directly from Brother at the same price with free shipping:

http://www.brothermall.com/MFC/Pr...furb=False

TexasFlood 02-17-2013 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rand0m (Post 57636094)
Bump, any coupons to make this sweeter? Is the J825dw better for $30 more?

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeffT7461 (Post 57640154)
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!

GhostShaDoW 02-17-2013 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hwyking (Post 57637412)
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.

hwyking 02-17-2013 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GhostShaDoW (Post 57643870)
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.

Can you post a pic?

pcmax 02-17-2013 01:53 PM

Please change the title to B&M only, k thx ;)

GhostShaDoW 02-17-2013 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by hwyking (Post 57643942)
Can you post a pic?

Here you go.
Notice the big white cone shaped connector? That's what it should be. The top photo is the one I got from the amazon purchase.
Unfortunately there's no way to remove the cone shaped thing and put it onto the amazon one (or atleast I wasn't able to do it)


The one thing that these cheap cartridges do well is that the color ink is useful. Not because it prints but because it's recognized by the printer.
When your colored ink runs out, you can't print in black/white only (Or maybe you can and I just have to switch out a setting)

Even though you don't print in color the printer goes through a " cleaning " process alot and it uses up the colored ink.

hwyking 02-17-2013 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by GhostShaDoW (Post 57645232)
Here you go.
Notice the big white cone shaped connector? That's what it should be. The top photo is the one I got from the amazon purchase.
Unfortunately there's no way to remove the cone shaped thing and put it onto the amazon one (or atleast I wasn't able to do it)


The one thing that these cheap cartridges do well is that the color ink is useful. Not because it prints but because it's recognized by the printer.
When your colored ink runs out, you can't print in black/white only (Or maybe you can and I just have to switch out a setting)

Even though you don't print in color the printer goes through a " cleaning " process alot and it uses up the colored ink.

Yep. Same stuff I have. I just leave the plastic cover on and let the printer poke a hole in it.

alex1089 02-17-2013 03:16 PM

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Originally Posted by hwyking (Post 57645384)
Yep. Same stuff I have. I just leave the plastic cover on and let the printer poke a hole in it.

I did the same thing. Mine works like a charm. I didn't even notice its supposed to be there.

GhostShaDoW 02-17-2013 03:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hwyking (Post 57645384)
Yep. Same stuff I have. I just leave the plastic cover on and let the printer poke a hole in it.

What the heck it works?
I tried that and it would print like half of the stuff. The whole page will print but it's missing a few sections of the letters from left to right and very rarely readable.

I'll have to try it again. Thanks!

OMG it does work! I have the color cartridges in there that are non-oem. I printed a color page and it works out great! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

steelyken 02-17-2013 03:59 PM

Please submit the Staples $89.99 price for the MFC-J825DW to amazon for price matching so we can get this without sales tax.

TranTX210 02-17-2013 05:47 PM

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I paid $90 at Staples after tax + 2 usb drives(get 25off100 coupon on fleebay, add 2 USB drives for 11.98).

$5off25 in store if someone want it.

TexasFlood 02-17-2013 06:38 PM

Got my MFC-J825DW home and set it up. Got confused at first by the hard copy directions which aren't quite in sync with the version of the software on the supplied CD. Wasn't so bad once I figured that out. There are good soft copy manuals you can download from Brother but I just guessed my way through having previously installed a Brother printer before I kind of knew what to expect. Wasn't trying to follow the directions step by step. I can't be done, well unless I'm confused. But I followed the hardware setup just fine. So anyway, from there I just used educated guessing to get things working. I suspect if I'd been new to this and trying to follow the supplied hard copy directions for a wireless setup, might have been really frustrating. Anyway, it's working fine now, even printed a photo from my android phone, :D

jimbeau 02-17-2013 06:54 PM

Those Staples coupons skyrockocketed in price ever since e Junkie is no more. So the duplexing is worth the extra bucks? I still think I will have to wait till the other model goes for $50.

TexasFlood 02-17-2013 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by jimbeau (Post 57649158)
Those Staples coupons skyrockocketed in price ever since e Junkie is no more. So the duplexing is worth the extra bucks? I still think I will have to wait till the other model goes for $50.

I would have waited if I didn't really need a printer. This was a good enough deal considering I did need it. Now I have duplexing and the ability to print from phones, ipad, etc.

TexasFlood 02-17-2013 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by steelyken (Post 57646300)
Please submit the Staples $89.99 price for the MFC-J825DW to amazon for price matching so we can get this without sales tax.

Why are you asking others to do this? Sorry maybe I don't know how it works. So apparently you don't live in Arizona, California, Kansas, Kentucky, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas or Washington if you don't pay Amazon sales tax. I don't either but don't worry it's coming to us all soon enough, :(

And on another note, thanks guys for the info about ink cartridges guys. Had me worried but looks like all is well. Just different engineering approaches to a similar result seems like.

TexasFlood 02-18-2013 10:29 PM

I actually ordered some meritline ink just a bit ago. That's cool, I trust it well enough to use it. BUT, I may have found the better answer I've been looking for. First let me say I have absolutely no relationship to this company or stand to gain anything, just sharing what I found. I found them on Amazon then when and checked out the web site directly. The company is printpayless. They sell bottles of ink which they claim is specifically formulated For Brother which I assume means the additives such as glycerol and some cleaning fluids to keep the print head clear. The bottles can be used to directly fill the OEM cartridges, no syringe needed. But better yet they sell these clear pre-filled cartridges with easily accessible holes pre-drilled with plugs. They also sell other cool stuff like Continuous Ink Supply Systems but Not sure I really need that, have to think about it. Anyway, why I didn't find these guys before I don't know but I've very hopeful this will work out well for me so just passing along FYI for what it's worth.

norazi 02-18-2013 10:30 PM

the cheap ink is trash.... i print about 50 sheets a day and the cheap ink from amazon will clog the jets every 100 pages or so and requires about 2-3 "cleaning cycles" to clear out

i pay a bit more $ for the OEM ink from amazon and its not too bad

Core2Quad 02-18-2013 10:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SUCHaDEAL (Post 57573182)
Brother® MFC-J430w wireless all-in-one

http://www.staples.com/Brother-MF...a=CIRCULAR

2/17 live

OP this is a B&M only deal, please put this in the title thanks. Nearest staples is 50 miles away.

TexasFlood 02-18-2013 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Core2Quad (Post 57675350)
OP this is a B&M only deal, please put this in the title thanks. Nearest staples is 50 miles away.

To be fair, it wasn't B&M originally. Then it was, presumably they ran out of stock? Then it wasn't again and could be ordered online. Now it is B&M again but who knows if that will stay so not sure it's correct to label it so. Maybe say "possibly B&M"? Anyway.

TexasFlood 02-18-2013 10:55 PM

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Originally Posted by norazi (Post 57675290)
the cheap ink is trash.... i print about 50 sheets a day and the cheap ink from amazon will clog the jets every 100 pages or so and requires about 2-3 "cleaning cycles" to clear out

i pay a bit more $ for the OEM ink from amazon and its not too bad

I never tried the Amazon ink but bet it's comparable to the meritline ink I've used. I've had decent luck with it, having to run cleaning cycles occasionally. But until proven otherwise, as posted above, I plan to move on to an ink formulated more closely per Brother specs. Fingers crossed, knock on wood, hoping this will be the best of both worlds, the right ink mix without the high costs of OEM carts. If it doesn't work out maybe I'll come crawling back to OEM and hope to catch a sale, :D

poohbie 02-19-2013 09:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasFlood (Post 57675486)
I never tried the Amazon ink but bet it's comparable to the meritline ink I've used. I've had decent luck with it, having to run cleaning cycles occasionally. But until proven otherwise, as posted above, I plan to move on to an ink formulated more closely per Brother specs. Fingers crossed, knock on wood, hoping this will be the best of both worlds, the right ink mix without the high costs of OEM carts. If it doesn't work out maybe I'll come crawling back to OEM and hope to catch a sale, :D

How much more does that ink cost compared to Amazon's 70 cents/generic cartridges?

I'd be willing to pay a little more for high quality generic, but there doesn't seem to be much of a market for that.

TexasFlood 02-19-2013 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by poohbie (Post 57699612)
How much more does that ink cost compared to Amazon's 70 cents/generic cartridges?

I'd be willing to pay a little more for high quality generic, but there doesn't seem to be much of a market for that.

Basically 4 times as much.

The item I'm looking at from printpayless via Amazon includes 4 refillable Ink cartridges and 4 400ml bottles of "PrintPayLess Brand Anti-UV Bulk Refill Ink Specially Formulated for Brother: Cyan, Black, Magenta, and Yellow" for $29.80l+l$6.90lshipping = $36.70. So that's $36.90 / 4 = 9.23 per cart with roughly 3 (3.3 technically) refills, so equivalent to about $3 bucks a cart. And beyond 3 refills that cost will go down some since I already have the cartridges. The Amazon 68 cent carts are still the clean winner in cost per unit.

But it's still much cheaper than OEM with virtually identical ink formula vs generic dye ink sans additives. Looking at Staples web site a single set of C/Y/M/BK OEM carts is $65-$70, depending on if you buy a color multipack, plus tax. So the refill carts are still looking potentially good to me. What I'm looking for is ink with the additives to prevent clogging. We must not print enough to keep this from happening. Now our inkjet printers have lasted a decent length of time using generic ink but eventually clogged, three of them now over maybe 7 or 8 years. If the OEM formula ink can extend the life of my printers a bit then I might come out ahead overall.

hwyking 02-19-2013 09:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GhostShaDoW (Post 57646282)
What the heck it works?
I tried that and it would print like half of the stuff. The whole page will print but it's missing a few sections of the letters from left to right and very rarely readable.

I'll have to try it again. Thanks!

OMG it does work! I have the color cartridges in there that are non-oem. I printed a color page and it works out great! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

Sweet! I picked up another one from Staples today for $19 after my $40 rewards. Must have been double ink rewards last month? I normally get $20.

poohbie 02-19-2013 10:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasFlood (Post 57699988)
Basically 4 times as much.

The item I'm looking at from printpayless via Amazon includes 4 refillable Ink cartridges and 4 400ml bottles of "PrintPayLess Brand Anti-UV Bulk Refill Ink Specially Formulated for Brother: Cyan, Black, Magenta, and Yellow" for $29.80l+l$6.90lshipping = $36.70. So that's $36.90 / 4 = 9.23 per cart with roughly 3 (3.3 technically) refills, so equivalent to about $3 bucks a cart. And beyond 3 refills that cost will go down some since I already have the cartridges. The Amazon 68 cent carts are still the clean winner in cost per unit.

But it's still much cheaper than OEM with virtually identical ink formula vs generic dye ink sans additives. Looking at Staples web site a single set of C/Y/M/BK OEM carts is $65-$70, depending on if you buy a color multipack, plus tax. So the refill carts are still looking potentially good to me. What I'm looking for is ink with the additives to prevent clogging. We must not print enough to keep this from happening. Now our inkjet printers have lasted a decent length of time using generic ink but eventually clogged, three of them now over maybe 7 or 8 years. If the OEM formula ink can extend the life of my printers a bit then I might come out ahead overall.

The cheap Amazon carts are like playing roulette. You're likely to get a different cartridge each time you order...even from the same Marketplace seller if it's been a while since your last purchase. So there's no consistency.

But I wonder whether the PrintPayLess are simply generic ink marketed for Brother, rather than any particular formulation (i.e. overpriced generic refills like you find in various stores). It helps though to have a brand backing the ink. As for refilling Brother ink cartridges, I create enough of a mess taking out "low" ink carts...the ink seems to just spill out of the punctured hole if tilted. I'm not sure whether that's just due to the design of the generic ink tanks.

TexasFlood 02-20-2013 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poohbie (Post 57700712)
The cheap Amazon carts are like playing roulette. You're likely to get a different cartridge each time you order...even from the same Marketplace seller if it's been a while since your last purchase. So there's no consistency.

But I wonder whether the PrintPayLess are simply generic ink marketed for Brother, rather than any particular formulation (i.e. overpriced generic refills like you find in various stores). It helps though to have a brand backing the ink. As for refilling Brother ink cartridges, I create enough of a mess taking out "low" ink carts...the ink seems to just spill out of the punctured hole if tilted. I'm not sure whether that's just due to the design of the generic ink tanks.

I might be wasting a lot of time and some money only to end up buying the same ink, hah! That would serve me right eh? I really didn't want to get into refilling brother cartridges which is why I like the idea of a compatible cartridges designed to be refilled. Still would be some spillage / leaking but maybe less and easier to do. I did find one really cool looking refill system illustrated on ebay for Brother LC71/75 cartridges, you basically suck some air out of it with a syringe, put some in in the syringe and the cartridge sucks the ink back in. Check it out here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmM5UQQEEqc

Zerox20 02-20-2013 09:52 AM

I love this thing, ink is cheap from amazon, google print, airprint, etc works flawless on my network all devices work perfectly to it, no issues. Make sure you set the TIME on the printer when you get it or google print will throw up errors.

msf 02-26-2013 11:34 PM

I got this printer a while back, and the last two months I have been cashing in 10 cartridges at office depot to get the $20 rewards. I just logged into office depot *first time ive ever logged in* and it shows $0 for both of those transactions. does it get updated at the end of the quarter or am I getting ripped off by them?

TexasFlood 02-27-2013 06:16 AM

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Originally Posted by msf (Post 57854982)
I got this printer a while back, and the last two months I have been cashing in 10 cartridges at office depot to get the $20 rewards. I just logged into office depot *first time ive ever logged in* and it shows $0 for both of those transactions. does it get updated at the end of the quarter or am I getting ripped off by them?

There is an FAQ on slickdeals, http://slickdeals.net/f/2042908-ink-toner-cartridge-recycling-primer-faq-for-Office-Depot-OfficeMax-and-Staples-vers-2012-09-19?, which says at office depot the rewards can't exceed the amount of "qualifying purchases" you have that quarter. So no qualifying purchases, no credit. Wasn't clear to me exactly what a qualifying purchase is, anything you buy at OD or has to be ink. Maybe someone else here knows more. Don't think staples has that sort of limit yet but from other recent posts is about to implement something similar as well.

hanly2 03-25-2013 05:01 PM

I bought this printer for my wife for Christmas. We just started using it in Feb. Went through one black ink cart, tried to install a new one and we get the error message "Cartridge not detected". Error will not go away no matter what, I even tried using the other cartridges that were working. Waste of my money.

TexasFlood 03-25-2013 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hanly2 (Post 58462032)
I bought this printer for my wife for Christmas. We just started using it in Feb. Went through one black ink cart, tried to install a new one and we get the error message "Cartridge not detected". Error will not go away no matter what, I even tried using the other cartridges that were working. Waste of my money.

I've owned a number of Brother printers and never had that happen. Could stick the original cartridges back in and pursue a warranty claim with Brother, or the store if their policy covers it or you bought the pretty cheap extended warranty can just take it in to the store. I was a sucker and bought it. Like I said it seemed pretty cheap. Who knows maybe it will pay for itself, unlike every other warranty I've ever bought, hah. But seriously it should still be under Brother warranty, can't hurt to investigate.

Wonder if it might turn out to be something simple and fixable though? Found a procedure on the Brother site which may or may not be helpful - click here [brother.com]. What cartridge did you use after the original ran out? Might not recognize the original if it's empty and if the replacement is one of those generics with the plastic film mentioned earlier that has to be punctured, maybe that wasn't done? Just guessing to try and help, it's nearly impossible to troubleshoot something remotely with little info. Good luck.


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