Deal: Refurb Canon Pixma MX860 MX 860 Wireless Printer – $69

It’s not enough to be just a “cheap printer.”  What are the ongoing costs of operation? What about the ink cartridges?

From Techbargians:

Canon PIXMA MX860 Color Inkjet All-in-One Printer (Refurb, Wifi, Duplex, ADF) $69.99

Newegg has the Refurbished Canon PIXMA MX860 Color Inkjet Multifunction Printer/Copier/Fax/Scanner for a low $69.99 after coupon code EMCYVNN49 (Exp 7/28). $3.99 Shipping. Tax in CA, NJ, TN, PR.

9600x2400dpi; 2.5″ color LCD; card reader; USB 2.0, ethernet, 802.11b/g wireless connectivity; automatic duplex (double-sided) printing; 15-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF)

Canon MX860 inkjet printer - wireless.

This is a good deal for several reasons – this printer is loaded with features. The print head for this printer is valued at $50.00, and the cartridges that are included are worth at least $50.00 (if purchased separately) – so this printer pays you to take it home.  Good feature set, and reliable operation. We have looked at this printer, and it is *not* a good candidate for a continuous inking system – there is not much clearance, and if you do decide to go CIS, CISS, some serious surgery will be required on this printer.


The warranty on refurbished Canon inkjet printers is only 90 days.  The print head included with this printer (QY6-0073-000) will also work in the Pixma iP3600, PiXMA MP620, and Canon Pixma MX860.

Click here for Newegg Pricing. Limit 5 per customer.

Want A New MX860?

Click here for a *new* Canon MX860 is available from Amazon for $30.00 more, plus free shipping ($99.99 delivered). The *new* Canon MX860 includes a full 1-year warranty.

Cartridges Used:

The Canon MX860 uses 5 individual ink cartridges – the “larger” PGI-220 black cartridge is for text, and the CLI-221 photo black gets used only when photos are being printed.

New Canon OEM cartridges will run $14-black, and $13-colors. Compatible cartridges can be had for $3-$4, and refilling is also an option on these tiny ink cartridges.

You can take a look at the PGI-220/CLI-221 cartridges here:

Canon Specifications Page:


See this printer in action:

Deal: HP Oficejet 8000 $55.00 Delivered – Website

Hewlett Packard Officejet 8000 injet printer on sale at the website

Most economical inkjet printer you can get? Has a black cartridge that is 49ml (940xl)

Officejet 8500 only $55.00

On the website, you can get the Officejet 8000 inkjet printer – with free shipping – for a low $79.99 after two $50.00 instant rebates – via this link – Use coupon code SVMB39487 to get an additional $25.00 off making the net price $54.99. Free ground Shipping.

Some of the gripes have been – its big, and loud. The SVMB39487 coupon code has restrictions.  It is $25 off $125 or more, and it expires 8-1-10.

Know what you are getting into:

A set of full cartridges (XL) will run $113, and a set of replacement print heads will run around $120.00.  Take a look inside this cartridge (940) here.

Full set of HP 940xl ink cartridges from the website.


Good deal?

This is a good deal for the ink and print heads alone.  Included with the printer are 4 ink cartridges (940 series “half-full”), and more importantly there are two brand new print heads which retail for $59.00 each!

Print head pricing for the HP 940 series ink cartridge printers (Officejet 8000, officejet 8500)

HP Print Heads – HP 940 (Officejet 8000, Officejet 8500)

HP 940 Black and Yellow print head for HP Officejet

C4900A - HP Black and Yellow Printhead $59.99 list.

C4901A - HP Cyan and Magenta Printhead $59.99.

What you might not know about the printheads on this printer series is that there is a warranty usage limit of 560ml. After that, the printheads are out of warranty no matter the warranty status. Translation, if you print a bunch, there is a guarantee that HP will not warranty the printheads beyond the 560ml target.

Let’s take the HP 940 black and yellow printhead. Using the XL cartridges as a benchmark (49ml+16ml = 65ml) that would be around 8-9 cartridges used until the printheads are considered out of warranty (10-17k pages). You can see HP’s explanation here –

So really consider your printing habits before purchasing any type of “extended warranty” for this printer series. If you plan on using a CIS, or CISS system with this printer (perfect candidate) the printheads will still need to be replaced at some point.

Coupon: Office Depot $15 off $75

Two Coupon Codes For Office Depot:

Got some coupons in the mail today, and we are not gonna use them.  Thought we would pass them along.  We are assuming they are single use codes, so first come, first served.  Coupons expire 1-23-10.

Code 1:64488877

Code 2:15604565

Office Depot Single Use Coupon Codes Pay It Forward

Coupon: Epson $15 off $50 December 23rd 2009 Only

Epson $15 off $50

Today only, Epson offers $15.00 off your $50.00 purchase at the Epson Store.  Works out to be a $30% off  coupon if you can hit $50.00 on the nose.  Offer expires today.  Code is “50sav15“.

Epson Coupon Code 15 off 50 Valid Today 12-23-09.

Coupon: Epson Store Free Overnight Shipping

More coupons from Epson:

The Epson Store offers free overnight shipping via coupon code “FREESHIP7“.  Offer valid today only 12-22-09.

Epson coupon code free overnight shipping for today only 12-22-09.

Coupon: Epson 12% Off December 2009 – 12-18-09

12% Off At Epson Store:

Today only – get 10% 12% off your order from  Use coupon code “sav12” if you need to place an order today.  It was 10% earlier, but Epson sent out an extra 2% – we could not get either of these codes to work on refurbished printers.

12% off at the Epson store.

12% off at the Epson store. Coupon code SAV12 - today only.

Coupon: Epson Store 15% Off (some) Ink And Paper

Epson Coupon 15% Off “Consumer” Ink And Paper:

We tried to order some ink for our Epson Stylus Pro 3800, but the coupon code below would not work – also would not work for purchase of large format printing paper (13×19).  I guess the “consumer” ink and paper has better margins. Code is “NK15” if you would like to use.

If you want to see more coupons in the coming weeks, check here –

Fifteen Percent Off 15% Off Epson Consumer Ink Or Paper Purchases