I have had a refurbished Hewlett Packer all-in-one Scanner/Printer/Copier for over 3 years and it is still running clear on all sides. I have had to make no repairs just changing the cartridges. I paid like $139 - 159 and I have been exceptional happy with it.
I am torn between buying a scanner separately or an all-in-one. My concern is whether I would be able to restore some old photos with an all-in-one. I'm not into photography, but when I saw that scanners could restore old photos, I have the idea of taking all family photos that are deteriorating & saving them to CD. I'm willing to spent $200 or more, but I'm also thinking how handy it would be to have the ability to fax & copy also. Any advice? Thanks so much.