If you don't need color, get a basic b&w laser printer, it really is reliable. If you need color, then get yet another HP of better value, cheap is cheap but at least the ink carts cost the same for HP no matter what model#.
Canon is another brand to consider it has decent pricing for the model and reasonable price for ink carts.
Just got done talking to a tech online,I have a printer hardware malfunction and the warranty is expired. The carriage is stalled. Any recommendations for a printer,I print documents kids do homework,do not want to spend a ton but wnat something reliable.