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At work I can get a Lexmark 901 Pro Printer $49.99, you know the one with $4.99 black ink cartridges.

My questions are does anybody have this printer and does it require you to have the color cartridges to work? Basically I'm looking to replace my old HP deskjet.

The thing that gets me is the black ink costs $4.99 but the color costs $55 :/
    
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Yeah it'll work. Just leave the colour cartridges out and use the black ink.

You're really better off buying a printer that can use cheap cartridges such as an Epson. With Lexmark printers, they make all their money out of their extortionate prices for ink cartridges.
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Well 510 pages for $4.99 + $2 back for every cartridge I recycle seems like a good deal. I just heard in order to make the printer print true black it would need the color. Then again that's how they probably make their money. I just need black :/


This printer goes for $200-$300 and I also get a 10% discount for being an employe and I can get a 2 year replacement plan for $4.99 too.


They also have the HP 6500A for $49.99. I could refill the ink with those kits from amazon.
    
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Well 510 pages for $4.99 + $2 back for every cartridge I recycle seems like a good deal. I just heard in order to make the printer print true black it would need the color. Then again that's how they probably make their money. I just need black :/


This printer goes for $200-$300 and I also get a 10% discount for being an employe and I can get a 2 year replacement plan for $4.99 too.


They also have the HP 6500A for $49.99. I could refill the ink with those kits from amazon.
One thing's for sure, I'd get the HP over the Lexmark.
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ARGH the 6500A is not wireless

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