No Deal: Buy.com Lexmark X6675 Printer $85.99

Did we mention we hate Lexmark?

They hate the customer, so really there is no reason to ever purchase a Lexmark product. They have been the most litigious printer manufacturer  in the industry, and cartridges for their printers can be confusing as they also operate a return program for their cartridges:

*Non-refillable cartridge licensed for single use only. Return empty cartridge only to Lexmark for remanufacturing, refilling or recycling. A variable amount of ink remains when this cartridge must be replaced. Replacement cartridges (36XLA) sold without those terms are available through http://www.lexmark.com.

Lexmark, and Dell printers are never a good choice. Cartridge availability is limited, and they are expensive. Remanufactured cartridges are available, but Lexmark makes the cartridges hard to re-build/refill by design.  They also prefer to remanufacture their own cartridge?  Wait, I thought rebuilt and re-inked cartridges were bad?

That being said, look at this money pit of a deal:

Via http://www.dealmac.com/

Buy.com offers the Lexmark X6675 Professional All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer, which also scans, copies, and faxes, for $85.99 with free shipping. It features printing speeds of up to 25 ppm black or 18 ppm color, up to 4800×1200 dpi, and both 802.11b/g and USB
connectivity.

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Yawn.  This printer is a money pit.  Just look at all the “cartridge options”:

Lexmark-Ink-Prices

Thanks, But No Thanks:

thumbs-downConsidering that more ink cartridges will run you $41.99 for color, and $33.59 for a black cartridge?! That is $75.58 for 2 cartridges!?! I think we will pass.  If you need an all-in-one wireless printer, there are much better choices from HP, Epson, Brother, or Canon (basically anoyone else).  Please, save your sanity and your wallet by avoiding Lexmark at all costs.  A very big NO DEAL!

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News: Lexmark To Jack Up Ink And Toner Prices

Just got this from Lexmark, seems the economy is tough all over:

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“Administrative Information
In response to challenging global economic
conditions, Lexmark will announce a general
supplies price increase of approximately 6.4 percent.
This increase will be effective on April 1, 2009, and
will apply to both MSRP and reseller prices.

Complete pricing information for all supplies products
affected by today’s announcement is attached. Part
numbers that are unchanged by today’s action are not
listed in this announcement.

Lexmark reserves the right to limit quantities ordered by
a reseller prior to April 1, 2009. For reseller orders
placed prior to the scheduled price change date and
accepted by Lexmark, the reseller must take delivery
prior to April 10, 2009. Supplies that ship after that date
will be invoiced at the new price.

The Supplies Price Book (Blue Book) will be updated to
reflect the new pricing. This book contains all supplies
part numbers marketed by Lexmark and consolidates
the information contained in all Supplies Product
Announcement letters published since the book was last
published including both new and withdrawn supplies
products. The book will be available by the end of
February from your Lexmark Supplies Account
Representative or from the Lexmark Supplies Dealer
Center (1-888-539-1551).

If any additional information is required, please contact
your Lexmark Supplies Account Executive.

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owners. “