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The CNET Cheapskate Printer Deal is a deal! 9-8-2017!

by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 8, 2017 2:18 PM PDT

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Rating of site
by James Denison / September 9, 2017 11:06 AM PDT
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Remember this? 12 years ago?
by James Denison / September 9, 2017 11:16 AM PDT

Often noted as problem areas.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2005 11:30 PM PST
In reply to: Is legit??

1. Rebates. Don't count on them to deliver that. Said rebate may be from someone else. No details = iffy.

2. Lowest price can be done by omitting battery, straps, lens cover, etc. The fun begins when you get exactly what you ordered. A camera. Some shops don't tell you you only get the camera.


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Sorry no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 29, 2005 2:37 AM PST
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I stick to places such as newegg, geeks, bestbuy, staples, tiger, fry's and such since I don't want to try out the lowest price leader. I let others do that.

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Given the passage of time, they
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 9, 2017 11:28 AM PDT

Have put in the time so old reviews are just that.

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You read the comments?
by James Denison / September 9, 2017 11:35 AM PDT

I had tipped it off to a former mod here, Trevor Evans, and he noted there was a fraud alert one commenter had posted. If true, it seems his credit card or bank refused to pay the order for some fraud related reason. I was actually considering buying it, but not so sure now.

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My bank trips the fraud alarm too easily.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 9, 2017 11:40 AM PDT
In reply to: You read the comments?

Better safe than sorry. If my printer was dead I would have bought this one for a few reasons.

1. My current canon is about 7 years old and still fine.
2. The ink cost on the new cannon almost makes me change. Almost but not quite.

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Well, been unhappy a bit since my Epson printer death
by James Denison / September 9, 2017 11:58 AM PDT

....from crappy pinch rollers breaking and no replacements made anymore. Linux does my HP printers fairly well, even have a special program just for them, but HP drinks ink like a drunk drinks ripple. I'll have to check first and see if that Canon works well in Linux. If so, may buy one.

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