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Monoprice.com has Monoprice MP Select Mini 3D Printer V2 (Open Box; Black or White) on sale for $99 when you apply promo code OPENBOX. Shipping is free. ThanksDiscombobulated

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Open Box merchandise are products that have been purchased and delivered to other customers, and then returned to Monoprice. Open box product may not contain cables, adapters, manuals, CDs, drivers, etc. Additionally, the product may exhibit cosmetic imperfections as a result of its having been previously opened. -slickdewmaster

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"Unfortunately my open box product came without any accessories. It was also absent a power supply and the filament roll support arm.

Ironically it also came without the box. I returned the printer without even powering it up and am still awaiting a refund.

Monoprice printers are great, but that have no concept of what "open box" means."
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For those interested the build area is 4.7" x 4.7" x 4.7" (120 x 120 x 120 mm). IMO that is pretty small but if you're not sure what you are going to print then give that some thought first. Admittedly, I don't print much that has been bigger than that with my Ender 3 (picked up when Woot and others were selling it for $160) but I'd rather pay a little more and have the option than be limited to the small print area or forced to upgrade to a new printer. No way to tell the future but with BF coming I wouldn't be surprised to see more Ender 3 deals (and yes it requires assembly and is near double the cost, just saying that if you're thinking of getting into a silly hobby invest more).

Also a note - If you are considering getting into 3D printing and aren't sure then look around the area that you live. Very often public libraries have a 'Maker Space' where you can go and get free time on 3D printers and other fun hobby stuff. Do a little googling, download some designs from Thingiverse or MyMiniFactory, build something on TinkerCAD or Blender and take it in to print it. Get an idea of how big of prints you might want then move forward with the purchase (or purchase and then do that stuff so see if you'll regret a small print bed). You may even find that you don't need to purchase a printer and Maker Space options suit your needs, who knows.
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Go to thingiverse.com, lots to explore there.
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I am completely new to 3D printers,can anyone that knows a great deal about them tell me,can you like make your own matchbox type cars with these printers,I collect racing cars of all types,and wanted to actually make some of my own
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I am completely new to 3D printers,can anyone that knows a great deal about them tell me,can you like make your own matchbox type cars with these printers,I collect racing cars of all types,and wanted to actually make some of my own
Go to thingiverse.com, lots to explore there.
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"Unfortunately my open box product came without any accessories. It was also absent a power supply and the filament roll support arm.

Ironically it also came without the box. I returned the printer without even powering it up and am still awaiting a refund.

Monoprice printers are great, but that have no concept of what "open box" means."
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I am completely new to 3D printers,can anyone that knows a great deal about them tell me,can you like make your own matchbox type cars with these printers,I collect racing cars of all types,and wanted to actually make some of my own
Yes you can but the quality and function will not be the same as a die cast car. Also, you may have to make or obtain 3D models of the cars or anything you wish to print (the link above is a good source). If you are good at use of 3D CAD software, or even in general geometry, then making models and using this printer should be quite easy and will be very rewarding.

I have this printer. It's a great starter printer for most beginners with very low cost of maintenance.
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I am completely new to 3D printers,can anyone that knows a great deal about them tell me,can you like make your own matchbox type cars with these printers,I collect racing cars of all types,and wanted to actually make some of my own
There's 3D modeling software you'll need to learn first before getting into 3D printing if you want to make your own design. There are 3D models already done by other people that you can use. I recommend Blender for 3D modeling if you want to learn. There are tons and tons of free online tutorials everywhere, YouTube is filled with them.
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I have this printer. Works pretty well with some troubleshooting. It's biggest pro is out of the box set up to print time.

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DO NOT PAY WITH AMAZON PAYMENT. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CANCEL YOUR ORDER.
I used amazon payment and ended up with 2 because monoprice wouldn't cancel my order. Luckily one had a power supply, one did not. Guess which one I returned
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I have this printer. Works pretty well with some troubleshooting. It's biggest pro is out of the box set up to print time.

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DO NOT PAY WITH AMAZON PAYMENT. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CANCEL YOUR ORDER.
I used amazon payment and ended up with 2 because monoprice wouldn't cancel my order. Luckily one had a power supply, one did not. Guess which one I returned
Then what should we use to pay?
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Then what should we use to pay?
Credit card, PayPal, Visa Secure, etc. Whatever other option monoprice gives you I would imagine.
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I had one of these printers. It was annoying how much tweaking and maintenance it required.
Have a Prusa now and there is no comparison (and yes, there is a big cost difference).
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"Unfortunately my open box product came without any accessories. It was also absent a power supply and the filament roll support arm.

Ironically it also came without the box. I returned the printer without even powering it up and am still awaiting a refund.

Monoprice printers are great, but that have no concept of what "open box" means."
This was my experience. I bought one of these from a FP post around a year ago. The product I received had a clogged extruder, was missing the clip that holds the fan in place, and was missing one of the rubber feet and the screw that said rubber foot would normally cover put a large scratch in my table before I realized.

Then of course I can't just return the product to monoprice. I had to submit an RMA request, wait a number of days, have a discussion with a customer rep about my issues, get approval, wait a number of days for shipping label, ship product back, wait a few days for refund. I asked for a replacement instead of refund but was told they were sold out.

I heard others in the same deal say they got an essentially brand new printer so if you are a gambler this could be a great deal for you. For me though, it is too much stress. Never buying MP open box again.
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I had one of these printers. It was annoying how much tweaking and maintenance it required.
Have a Prusa now and there is no comparison (and yes, there is a big cost difference).
There's a huge difference with these printers vs a Prusa or similar. I have a Monoprice Mini V3 that i bought as my first printer. It was great for learning the ropes of 3d printing. I upgraded to a CR-10S once i decided i wanted to continue printing. For $99 this is a good deal for someone on the fence about a new hobby. You'll learn the basics and print some fun stuff but no, it does not compare to a printer thats 5x the cost.
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Oh then apparently I have never used Amazon Payment lol I don't even know what Amazon Payment is... maybe it's a loan?
Amazon payment is like PayPal or whatever Citi's payment option is, you just use payment credentials already on amazon so you don't have to enter CC info on another site.
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