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Dude! Who Wants a Dell All-In-One Printer?

by J. Money on Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Dell Trade Secrets Campaign

Hello hello! Back in action with Day #2 of our super sexy holiday giveaway week! Up for grabs this round is a bad ass Dell 2155cdn all-in-one printer/scanner/faxer/metal of awesomeness.  A $649.99 value sure to spruce up any of your home offices in no time!  (I should know – I’m staring at my very own they sent me as I type this ;)  It def. makes your life easier!!)

More About Dell Business Printers

Dell offers professional, high-quality printing solutions that help businesses run more efficiently. Their printers are equipped with improved features to increase productivity while lowering costs by requiring less maintenance and in some cases, decreased power, paper and toner consumption.

J’s Thoughts on The Dell 2155cdn All-In-One Printer

First, this thing is awesome.  Especially if you always have to do a lot of scanning and/or emailing of the scans all over the world – something I’m constantly doing as I run the home office of Budgets Are Sexy Enterprises ;)  (You need a contract for everything these days!). My favorite tool on this bad boy is the “tray scanner” where it’ll take a handful of pages and scan them all at the SAME TIME and then pop you out a nice compact PDF of the entire package – rather than scanning one at a time (bleh).  It also has the function to then auto-EMAIL it to yourself, but sadly my tech skills have not been able to figure it out quite as yet. And that’s after spending 30 mins on it so far (a minor knock on this Dell printer, but then again I’ve never had luck installing any of my printers from try #1).

dell 2155cdn all-in-one printerThe second thing I love about this guy is that it’s super EASY and FAST to photocopy things, as well as to poke around and figure things out yourself on the main menu dashboard rather than having to read the directions (cuz really, who likes to do that?).  The 2155cdn also comes with a FAX component as well, but it’s been a few years since I was last asked to fax something so I haven’t found a need for that yet in the 21st century :)  But maybe you do?

Other pros and cons before we get to the specs:  Really big and really heavy (both a pro and a con?), nice and black – looks super sexy, has multiple options to scan, and is super easy to install if you don’t need the wifi right away (mine’s currently just plugged into the computer itself).  OH!  One other annoyance – it doesn’t come with the cord you need to plug the printer into the computer, so I had to go find one in my box of cords and use that one instead.  But again, I think all printers never come with one?  The printer cartridges look kinda expensive too, but I’ve never had to compare “business” printers with “personal” printers before so it could be aligned just fine, I dunno… Overall though, a nice piece of machinery that will make anyone happy!  Especially if you win it for free! :)

Dell’s Summary of The Dell 2155cdn All-In-One Printer

Do more for your business with the Dell 2155cdn Multifunction Color Laser printer, which can serve as your scanner, copier, fax machine and printer. Your documents print fast and look sharp with 600×600 dpi and up to 24ppm letter printing.

  • Enjoy faster printing up to 24 pages per minute (letter) for color and black-and-white documents (actual print speed will vary with use)
  • Built in automatic duplexer allows for doubled sided printing
  • Delivers the professional color printouts you need with 600×600 dpi print resolution
  • Print tons of pages with high yield 2,500 page color toner cartridges and up to 40,000 maximum monthly duty cycle

HOW TO ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!

And now the fun part!  All you have to do to enter to win one of these bad boys (a $649.99 value!) A is to answer one simple question below – something that shouldn’t be hard at all if you’ve ever worked at a business during any part of your lives (or *touched* a printer for that matter) ;)  Read it and then tell us your stories!

What do you LOVE or HATE the most about printers?

Conjure up all those Office Space scenes with your printer, and then tell us what you think! The goods, the bads, and the just plain uglies.  Maybe you’ll touch on something the good people of Dell have never heard before? And they’ll include the fix in a future product? Ya never know. So say it loud, and say it proud my friends!

This giveaway will go on until Saturday at midnight, and we’ll announce the winner – along with the others from the week – on Sunday, December 18th.  You must reside in the U.S. or Canada to win today’s prize, though, and all official terms can be found here. GOOD LUCK!  One of y’all will be printer buddies with me soon enough :)

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PS: Winner will be picked randomly via Random.org
PPS: To read more tips on business efficiency, check out Dell’s Facebook page and join the convo!


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1 Carrie December 13, 2011 at 6:57 am

I hate when you hit ‘Print’ then the printer hems and haws for five minutes like it’s saying it doesn’t wanna work today.

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2 Lily December 13, 2011 at 7:15 am

I hate feeling like I have to buy ink ALL.THE.TIME for my inkjet printer…a laser printer would be AWESOME!!!! :)

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3 J.o. December 13, 2011 at 7:26 am

I hate getting toner all over my hands when I change it out. I love my office printer bat work because it is super duper fast!

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4 Jaimie December 13, 2011 at 7:32 am

I hate the price of ink! Some of the printers out there charge insane prices for ink – I base my printer purchase on how much the ink costs.

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5 Beckey & Jeff December 13, 2011 at 7:39 am

I hate that the ink is so expensive! Also, when it’s sitting idle and making noises…Why?

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6 Jennifer December 13, 2011 at 7:43 am

On my resume: Pharmacist, Mom, Secretary, Investigator and printer technician. They break down all the time when you print as many sheets as we do at a pharmacy every day. I’d like a cool one for home!

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7 Matt December 13, 2011 at 7:50 am

I absolutely hate my printer at work. It’s a Panasonic P.O.S. We have a tech guy working on it at least twice a week because of all of the issues (jams, worn rollers, misc parts falling off, ect.) Stupid thing always puts random lines on a page and the dumb ink seems to always be empty or its over heating…ugh. Well back to work

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8 Kimberly December 13, 2011 at 7:51 am

Years ago I had an HP office printer that had monster cartridges so I was buying ink every once in a while. Last year I upgraded to a wireless HP that I guess most people would have for their home computer and i am buying ink cartridges like every week. So done with buying ink!

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9 Jenn December 13, 2011 at 7:58 am

I love being able to print off anything at home, I hate buying ink! What I hate about my current Dell printer is that despite being old, it works perfectly… but they won’t release a driver for Windows 7 so I can’t use it!

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10 Priscilla December 13, 2011 at 8:31 am

I also hate having to replace the ink and the cost of ink. It always runs out when I’m in the middle of a project. And the worse is when it runs out at home and I have a deadline to meet, I have actually run out the house in pj’s to get ink lol

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11 Mercedes December 13, 2011 at 8:33 am

I hate that I always seemed to run out of ink when I have that ONE important document to print! (So I’ve learned to stock up on ink!)

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12 Michelle December 13, 2011 at 8:36 am

In a old job our printer changing the printer cartridges was a nightmare because it was a printer, copier, fax machine &I it never failed that the toner would always leak out and get all over my hands and sometimes my clothes. I always ended up being the one who had to change it & be the one who got dirty. And the other employees would be laughing until I had to show them how to do it & they got dirty too.

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13 bipin (@bipp09) December 13, 2011 at 8:38 am

love the utility of doing printing, copying, scanning and faxing , all in one place. the feed scanner with autoemail feature seems wonderful and im sure it saves a ton of time. i wish i had one at home for my homeoffice. the bad is obviously the cost of the device, the cost of maintaining it, with the ink cartridges etc. i can only make a case for good vs bad, if i had one of these bad boys. hope i win one ….

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14 Julia December 13, 2011 at 8:39 am

I hate paper jams. My printer sometimes decides to tear off the corner of a page and then it gets lodged in the depths of the printer somewhere almost completely inaccessible and then I lose 1/2 hour or more trying to get it to work again!

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15 Serena December 13, 2011 at 8:44 am

I hate that after you print, like, 5 pages, it tells you your ink is low. Phooey!

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16 V Finkenstadt December 13, 2011 at 8:52 am

Wow. Blinky lights are my pet peeve!

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17 Catherine December 13, 2011 at 8:55 am

I hate when the printer doesn’t print and you can’t figure out why the heck it won’t!

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18 craig December 13, 2011 at 8:58 am

There is nothing worse then a paper jam with the printer.

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19 Grant December 13, 2011 at 9:02 am

Ink, ink, ink, ink. Just bought $35 worth of NEW ink only to find out the smudging, blurring etc wasn’t the result of old ink but the PRINTER. So now I’ve got old ink that’s still good, new ink that’s good to go, but a CRAP Epson printer that can’t print using the ink!

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20 Jan December 13, 2011 at 9:16 am

I hate buying ink all the time!

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21 Daisy December 13, 2011 at 9:18 am

I absolutely HATE buying ink and paper, but you can’t beat the convenience. I don’t currently have one, and it’s a pain!

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22 Eli Gaugush December 13, 2011 at 9:28 am

What I hate most about printers is how difficult it is to get them unjammed.

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23 Happy Homeowner December 13, 2011 at 9:29 am

I hate the big, bulky size (this is one case where bigger is NOT better…bahahaha) of all-in-ones because they dominate my home office space, but I love the convenience!

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24 Kevin @ Thousandaire.com December 13, 2011 at 9:30 am

I freaking hate how my current printer will tell me I’m out of ink and force me to buy new ink. Then when I take out the “empty” cartridge, it still has like 20% of the ink left. I seriously want to throw my printer out the window.

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25 Corie December 13, 2011 at 9:36 am

I hate how the ink is so expensive. I love wireless printers that can be used from anywhere in the house!

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26 LB December 13, 2011 at 9:39 am

I love laserjet printers, I hate printers or all-in-ones that say they are compatable with Win 7 and then don’t work at all. (Not Dell)

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27 Paul Williams December 13, 2011 at 9:39 am

Throw me in the crowd that hates the paper jams! It’s certainly not as bad as it was in years past, but they sure are frustrating when they happen.

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28 Kams December 13, 2011 at 9:40 am

definitely loving the wireless printers! we bought one a few years ago, and it makes printing from any of our home computers super easy.

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29 Diane December 13, 2011 at 9:40 am

I used to run blueprints and hated the ammonia smell.

PS – it’s “cord,” not “chord.” A “chord” is a number of notes played together to make a harmonic sound. Or one of the component members of a structural truss.

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30 Laura P December 13, 2011 at 9:43 am

I LOVE all the things a printer can do now… since a teenager owning a fancy printer was something that just seemed to indicate I made it in business. Owning my own business, the most frustrating part is INK!

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31 Erin December 13, 2011 at 9:53 am

I miss having a laser jet! Grew up with one at home. I hate having to buy ink – I swear our ink jet runs out all the time. At work, I love being able to print remotely, back to back, and stapled at that!

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32 NancyO December 13, 2011 at 9:54 am

Since graduating from college, I got rid of my dinky college printer and have turned to my cubicle-job printer. Occassionally, when I need stuff printed.. I would run to kinkos for something like a coupon print out. You know? But .. I think it’s time I make the switch back to having a printer. I would love to print in color and not have to feel sneaky about using my office printer to print stuff for my side-gig lifestyle.

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33 Liz S December 13, 2011 at 9:54 am

I love being able to print anything I want, but I hate, hate, hate paper jams, especially halfway through a big print job.

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34 Carson December 13, 2011 at 9:57 am

Hate buying/replacing ink!

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35 Zac December 13, 2011 at 10:00 am

I think the oatmeal said it the best when they compared the ink in a printer’s ink cartridge to a ball point pen’s ink by saying “Either printer ink is made from unicorn blood of we’re all getting screwed.” Need I say more…

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36 Ryan December 13, 2011 at 10:00 am

I hate trying to figure out where the paper jam is in the big printer at work, it always takes at least 5 minutes to figure out where it is and get the crinkled paper out!

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37 Evan December 13, 2011 at 10:02 am

I hate that my printer at home currently prints everything on an angle!

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38 Meghan December 13, 2011 at 10:05 am

I hate it when my printer suddenly makes a bunch of noise like it’s about to print something….even though no one has asked it to print anything.

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39 Miriam December 13, 2011 at 10:17 am

I hate when they jam but keep trying to print anyway so you have to open the thing up and then spend 30 minutes trying to fish little toner-scented scraps of paper out of the rollers.

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40 Steve December 13, 2011 at 10:17 am

I hate having to but ink/toner!

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41 Tessa December 13, 2011 at 10:18 am

I hate printers as much as I love them. My printer at work can’t ever seem to find where I would prefer it pull the paper from. So I get 8 1/2 X 11 documents on legal paper and labels and addresses for envelopes printing on 8 1/2 X 11. It can be a bit frustrating sometimes.

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42 Mark December 13, 2011 at 10:19 am

I love out current copier/printer/scanner because it is fast, has an easy to use interface, and makes my job with IT very easy. The toughest thing was making sure we purchased the right machine to fit our needs. The extra time in the beginning is making all the difference in the world.

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43 Eric December 13, 2011 at 10:28 am

The ink! Why do 2 new ink cartridges cost the same as a decent printer?!

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44 Nate December 13, 2011 at 10:37 am

I hate when I am stting at my desk and the demons that possess my printer decide to “cycle or refresh” the printer. I don’t know what the heck it needs to do that for (and frankly I don’t care) but it bugs the crap out of me.

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45 Jen December 13, 2011 at 10:51 am

Along with just about everybody else, I hate how much ink costs. But I also dislike how much room printers take up on a desk/shelf/everywhere. At least this all-in-one would consolidate all the necessary space-takers.

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46 Gina-Renee December 13, 2011 at 10:54 am

I hate having to buy ink ALL the time!!! And the cost!!

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47 HighOrderGuiltComplex December 13, 2011 at 10:55 am

I hate the worst when toner explodes all over you. I enjoy when they break down and I figure out on my own how to get it working again.

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48 Michelle S December 13, 2011 at 11:01 am

I also hate the cost of the ink!

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49 Desi Guy December 13, 2011 at 11:03 am

I love the fact that you can put a few pages together in the copy bin in our printer/copier at work, but at the same time i hate it when almost always it ends up missing a page, or scanning two at a time. I have to go through them individually and manually copy the missing pages.

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50 Eric December 13, 2011 at 11:14 am

The cost of the ink is by far the worst part of owning a printer. They suck you in with great prices on printers, but make you pay for it everytime you run out of ink/toner.

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51 judyyy December 13, 2011 at 11:21 am

I hate it when the paper gets hung up in it!

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52 Oanh December 13, 2011 at 11:26 am

I hate it when its time to buy ink! its so expensive :(

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53 Aaron December 13, 2011 at 11:28 am

Love the color you can get off most of em these days – it’s great! Thanks J

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54 Kim Satterwhite December 13, 2011 at 11:31 am

I hate it when someone else is on my only desktop pc and I can’t just send my business invoices directly to the printer from my smartphone…it slows down my productivity in my new start up home business!

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55 Yana December 13, 2011 at 11:33 am

The best printer sucks (paper) smoothly. So what I find most annoying is a printer that doesn’t suck, which ironically sucks the most ;)

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56 Jessi December 13, 2011 at 11:34 am

I love being able to scan documents, rather than fax. I hate toner getting all over my hands when I have to change it out. I also hate having to have someone come and fix the one we have where I work-$200/hr. Yikes!

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57 Corina December 13, 2011 at 11:41 am

i hate it when there’s a veritcal line printed on all documents. i think printing is an awesome invention in general. Go Guttenberg!:-)

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58 Sonja December 13, 2011 at 11:42 am

I hate when I hit print and abosolutly nothing happens so then I have 6 jobs in the que and realize the printer is “sleeping” and have to start from scratch! My printer at work is a dinasaur!!

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59 Bria Marie December 13, 2011 at 11:45 am

I hate how freaking expensive ink is!

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60 Suzie December 13, 2011 at 11:45 am

I LOVE having a laser printer. Toner lasts us quite a while, and it’s quick and efficient. I HATE that my ink jet scanner/printer doesn’t scan to a network folder or email. And it takes a solid 2-3 minutes to scan a page. It’s old, but it still works. I can’t justify purchasing a new one.

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61 Travis December 13, 2011 at 11:48 am

I’m currently hating the printers in my office because we are having server issues and they are seriously bogging down. I’ve been waiting for 15 minutes for a document to print. My partner just started his own business though, and that printer would be great for him to use! Christmas present?

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62 jay December 13, 2011 at 11:49 am

I love it most when printers work. What I hate most is replacing the cartridge!

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63 Molly December 13, 2011 at 11:59 am

I love wireless printers. I do most of my work from my laptop & love being able to print from any room in my house.

I hate that it runs out of ink at the most inconvenient times (thanks, Murphy’s Law!)

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64 Chris December 13, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I love wireless printing but I hate having to buy ink

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65 Drew December 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I love my wireless printer when I can sit in front of the TV, crank out a paper, click print, and listen to it print across the room, just waiting for the next commercial break. I hate it when I click print, and I see a popup saying I’m either out of ink or paper.

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66 Robin December 13, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I hate that a few years ago I saved up money for a printer with a scanner and it doesn’t scan!!!! Just photocopies. That and ink is outrageously priced! Thanks for the giveaway!

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67 Steph J December 13, 2011 at 12:23 pm

I dislike when printers don’t line up correctly, especially when printing labels!

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68 Amanda B. December 13, 2011 at 12:33 pm

I hate it when a printer has a paper jam. No matter how nicely you place the paper, it generally insists on chewing up a sheet every hundred pages or so!

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69 Steeb December 13, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I hate the fact that I can almost buy a new printer for the cost of a replacement cartridge. If it wasn’t so environmentally damaging I don’t know if I’d ever buy the cartridge again.

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70 wonko December 13, 2011 at 12:41 pm

I hate printers that are to flimsy to photocopy my buttocks.

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71 Chung December 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I hate to buy ink and sometimes the ink cost more than the printer itself.

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72 Carmesha December 13, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I hate having to change the (expensive) ink cartridge on inkjet/laserjet printers

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73 Jason@LiveRealNow December 13, 2011 at 12:47 pm

I hate that it’s actually cheaper to buy a new printer than to refill the ink cartridges. If they had simpler packaging, I’d totally buy a new printer every month.

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74 Jessica December 13, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Gosh, I hate the cost of ink. I homeschool my 3 kids and we go through ink like crazy.

Also, just in the past 2 weeks the printer (canon)has started making random whirring and clicking sounds out of the blue. It’s like the thing is possessed. wth??

Thanks for the chance and happy holidays!!

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75 A Family of Geeks December 13, 2011 at 12:58 pm

I hate it when the printer randomly makes loud noises in the middle of the night and scares the crap out of me.

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76 Jeffrey Trull December 13, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Love – being able to scan docs and make copies from home.

Hate – the cost of ink! Who doesn’t?!

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77 Blake December 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I love it when you drop the toner and it spills all over the office carpet, creating a spectacle that stops work, stains your clothes and creates weeks of jokes. To be clear, that’s what I hate most about printers.

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78 AprilFire December 13, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I actually get along quite well with printers…..everyone else in my office doesn’t! It helps that I’m a support tech that has to deal with 6 different ones on a daily basis.

That’s what I love about them – they work for ME!

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79 Shannon December 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm

I mostly experience printers in the workplace, and I LOVE that there is an entire department which can be called to fix any and all printer problems. I LOVE that the fixing is their responsibility, not mine!

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80 Grail December 13, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Love the fact I no longer have to use a typewriter to file out all my paperwork.

Hate the fact that my current printer will all of a sudden go on strike by saying the “page is to complicated” and refusing to print it.

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81 Becky Cromwell December 13, 2011 at 1:20 pm

While I appreciate the trees, sometimes I just need a piece of paper! I love being able to print wirelessly at home, but when that goes down, I might have to print something at work.

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82 Amanda Rusmisell December 13, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Oh printer, oh printer! I love thee and I hate thee. I love when they print with good quality and help you move along your day very quickly. I hate, hate, hate when they start refusing to take paper to print. Yes, i know something breaks but seriously….can we not make a better product? I feel just when I get into a committed relationship with a printer it up and dies on me.

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83 Wldflr December 13, 2011 at 1:28 pm

I’m like a lot of others here…the price of ink for these printers is crazy expensive. And I hate printers that have all the colors included in one cartridge so if you run out of one color, you have to purchase the entire set!

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84 Foxie December 13, 2011 at 1:28 pm

@Family of Geeks (76) Hahahaha, me too!!

I love how fast printers like this can be. :) I try to do most of my printing at work (bad, I guess?) because the printer here is just so much faster than my little guy at home.

I also didn’t buy a printer with a scanner, even though a lot of my second jobs require me to scan documents and email them… They’re so expensive to me when there’s the library. :/

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85 Kathy December 13, 2011 at 1:36 pm

I love my printer at work because I can scan multiple copies at once.

And I’d love this for home because I don’t have a scanner anymore. :-(

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86 Squeezer December 13, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I hate that no one makes a feature-rich printer at an affordable price. I’d love it if a company could make a color laser with ethernet and wireless ports, and a 8.5×11 paper tray and an additional fold out tray that can take just about any paper from 4×6, envelopes, up to 11×17, all for less than $200, you can buy toner refills on ebay, and its easy to refill the toner on it. Sadly, anything that can take 11×17 paper gets expensive quickly.

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87 Edward Antrobus December 13, 2011 at 1:45 pm

I’d love this thing. I currently have an old B&W laser that I rescued from a trash pile in college. Hey, is this thing Energy Star rated? One thing I hate about mine is that even in power save, it uses a TON of electricity.

The thing I hate most about printers? The fact that you seem to need a degree in computer science to set up advanced features.

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88 Bonnie December 13, 2011 at 2:04 pm

I hate fixing them. We had an old printer at my old work and I was in charge of keeping it going. Not to brag, but I was one of the highest paid in the company and I had to spend hours fixing a printer? Whatever. We finally got a new, huge, printer, copier, scanner and it was fabulous. The scanner was amazing and fast!

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89 Matt December 13, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I don’t like how expensive ink is. I think we have bought a new printer before instead of ink because it was cheaper.

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90 ib December 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I hate that the cost of the replacement ink is almost as much as a new printer. I think this is the greatest failing of printers.

Everytime I have to buy ink it reminds me that we are very much a disposable society.

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91 Jeremy Streich December 13, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Hate: Cost of ink/toner.
Love: paper reports to hand to people in meetings.
Hate: Paper jams
Love: Paper sheet music that can put on a stand (putting a laptop on a standard music stand doesn’t work well)

etc.

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92 Em D. December 13, 2011 at 2:44 pm

I hate how inconsistent they can be… why won’t they just work?! I have a Xerox WorkCentre all in one at work right now that I’m ready to take out back and deal with Office Space style. I do love the scan to pdf function… when it works.

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93 Carol in Mpls December 13, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Right now I’d love a working printer. It’s not, and so it’s a pain to truck on over to the library to get stuff printed. I think having this unit would also help with some household organization.

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94 bmock December 13, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I hate how expensive replacing the ink is!!

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95 Devin December 13, 2011 at 2:59 pm

I love the convenience of being able to print, copy, fax at home. I don’t like that things tend to break a lot and the cost of ink is high.

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96 Brendon December 13, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I hate when my inkjet printer at home won’t print anything if it’s out of one color of ink. Why does it have to have yellow ink if I’m only printing something in black & white?!

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97 Kim December 13, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I hate how expensive it is to refill the ink!!!

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98 Lynda Del December 13, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I hate it when at times the prints come out staggered and not a full print every time. It prints fine when I give it a “nudge” of the ink cartridge since it was bought brand new. Even though I’m used to doing this, I do need a new printer!

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99 Chris December 13, 2011 at 3:42 pm

I love how lazy i am sometimes at work and i hit print screen so i dont have write down a bunch of numbers on the screen..for this reason it is a life saver…

I hate how the thing is always asking for more paper. It is never in the middle of printing a document it is always when you go to start printing something that the printer remembers that it doesn’t have any more paper in it.

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100 Heather H December 13, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Main complaint is that of the price of ink…sheesh they MUST be making a killing on this stuff cuz it’s almost killing me to keep buying it.

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101 Nesha C. December 13, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I love the fact that you can scan and image and keep it safe and searchable for years to come. I hate went they Jam.

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102 Sarah December 13, 2011 at 3:58 pm

I almost don’t want to win it because I just bought an awesome Epson! But, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to have that automatic PDF Scan function. Sweet!

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103 Lori December 13, 2011 at 3:59 pm

I hate when the toner makes a mess in the machine and all over the papers that print out!

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104 Melanie S. December 13, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Printers nowadays are wonderful…when I was in elementary school through high school the primary means of reproducing printed materials was a mimeograph! I hate, however, how darned expensive the ink is for printers. What a racket!

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105 Fumi December 13, 2011 at 4:13 pm

I hate how inkjets cost sooo much to replace. It also seems pretty wasteful when the cost of a new printer is almost the same as the cost of replacing the ink in some printers.

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106 Dan W December 13, 2011 at 4:19 pm

I hate being told to “shake the toner”, when the tech guys are too lazy to replace it.

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107 Ashley December 13, 2011 at 4:26 pm

“paper jam, open right cover and remove” (there is no freakin’ paper jam! Slam!!!).
Everything I print now comes with a beautiful light grey colored background.
If I make more than 10 copies “internal service error, please shut down. If problem persists contact technician” (turn printer off for 1 hour it’s fine n dandy)

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108 Philip December 13, 2011 at 4:32 pm

I hate downloading drivers. Shouldn’t be that hard. That’s what she said.

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109 Erin December 13, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Don’t like having to remember to buy ink or paper!

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110 Kelli December 13, 2011 at 4:38 pm

I hate how quickly printers seem to go through everything: toner, paper…I feel like I’m constantly buying these things and refilling it! But I do love that I’m able to print whatever, whenever I need to at home.

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111 Matt, Tao of Unfear December 13, 2011 at 5:06 pm

OMG! Auto-duplexing? *drool* I hate trying to duplex manually on the typical printer targeted at the average consumer. At least one time out of ten I accidentally put the sheets back in the wrong way and ruin the entire thing. Then, instead of saving paper, you’ve just wasted more. o_0

Totally drooling over this thing. And I don’t have a printer at the moment, so I wouldn’t be just a little excited to get that thing.

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112 John December 13, 2011 at 5:31 pm

hate when the paper gets stuck in the printer and then you need to open it and get your hands all greasy

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113 Andy December 13, 2011 at 6:19 pm

The worst thing about the office printer is finding the last tiny bit of paper that jammed the feed while printing adhesive labels – or getting all of the little screws and parts put back together before the “real” technician shows up on his service call.

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114 Livworld101 December 13, 2011 at 6:39 pm

I hate connecting printers or when there is a troubleshooting problem! Ugh…

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115 Proto December 13, 2011 at 6:39 pm

I love printing my notecards for exams.

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116 Kate December 13, 2011 at 6:45 pm

I hate replacing the ink and dealing with paper jams.

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117 diane December 13, 2011 at 6:47 pm

I dislike having to change the toner at my work printer..ink always gets on my clothes :)

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118 Jenna, Adaptu Community Manager December 13, 2011 at 6:53 pm

I hate when they don’t work perfectly. Cause it goes from being an easy project to a huge stressful mess.

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119 Belladatura December 13, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Dealing with paper jams is the worst, especially when you have to stick your whole hand in to unstick the accordioned paper and get ink on yourself.

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120 Erica December 13, 2011 at 7:28 pm

I LOVE when the image you send to print actually comes out the way it looked on the screen! Like “that is REALLY orange!” Or “WOW those are indeed each and every once of my freckles!” Or better…”um, that’s too much clarity for my double chin!” just jokes…kinda!

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121 Brent Pittman December 13, 2011 at 7:39 pm

I really hate the ink. Running out of ink in the middle of a print, refilling the ink, trying to find out who has the cheapest ink. Driving somewhere and buying the ink. Getting ink on my fingers when I install the cartridge. I disklike it all. I hope random.org picks lucky 121!

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122 Ryan December 13, 2011 at 7:46 pm

I hate when I’m out of one color I cant print anything!!

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123 DB December 13, 2011 at 7:52 pm

I hate when they stop working… eg many start giving random errors after a couple of years and opening and closing the toner access door fixes it??? Seems like a lot are very fragile in this manner.

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124 Juwon Suh December 13, 2011 at 7:59 pm

I hate the fact that sometimes the ink replacement is more expensive than the printer itself. In this case because the printer is so darn expensive that won’t happen.

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125 Brian December 13, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Well, I’d have to say what I hate the most about printers is that they cost too much for me to go all Office Space on my own. If I had a new printer, I would totally blast some late 80′s/early 90′s rap beats, don a pair of steel toes and pick up a baseball bat to let my old printer know how I really feel. I also hate having to move my laptop to where the printer is to plug it in every time I need to print. Don’t have a desk anymore, so the printer is kind of in a corner hiding.

What I like about printers is the time they save when they are working. Mine is kinda slow, but it still beats the heck out of writing by hand over and over to make a copy of something.

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126 SophieW December 13, 2011 at 8:35 pm

What I hate most is when you accidentally print something on a network printer on the opposite side of the building from where you work… Or even worse, in another building down the street! Especially if it’s something either personal or private… Though it’s always funny when someone else does it to my printer lol

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127 Sarah December 13, 2011 at 9:32 pm

I hate the crazy paper jams that happen in my office’s printer. I can pull out five different printer components and never find the jam, even with its fancy directions! And don’t get me started on when the printer decides it only wants to print out black pages – yes, solid black from one end to the other, instead of my document. Just thinking about it gets me frazzled.

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128 T December 13, 2011 at 9:42 pm

I’m driven nuts by how quickly printer go through cartridges… and the amazing cost to replace them…

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129 Maureen December 13, 2011 at 9:49 pm

It’s never fun in the middle of the night, when, with a deadline looming, the printer, in the middle of printing 500 double-sided pages, skips one.

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130 Financial Samurai December 13, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Wow, that’s one beast of a printer! I hate printers for their cost of ink. I love printers at home so I don’t have to go to work.

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131 NDchick1 December 13, 2011 at 11:19 pm

LOVE that they are so easy to install nowadays.
HATE the learning curve to get color balances correct when printing photos on a new-to-me printer.

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132 Megan December 13, 2011 at 11:39 pm

I love printing in color and making crafty things. I hate when printers jam.

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133 Deb K. December 14, 2011 at 12:18 am

I hate how my printer wants me to align my cartridge every time it gets turned on. Yeah, because I need to go through the liquid gold ink faster than I already do!

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134 Jamie December 14, 2011 at 1:02 am

I hate all the ink you have to buy, but I am so glad that we now have printers that are wifi enabled. I remember asking an IT friend about 5 years ago if there was such a thing and he looked at me like I had 3 heads. So glad to finally have that technology!!!! Thanks for hosting!

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135 StackingCash December 14, 2011 at 1:40 am

I hate ink jets but love color lasers. In this day and age of wifi printers, how come so many people hang on to ink jets but refuse to upgrade to color laser? I don’t think the public is aware how good color lasers are compared to ink jets, that needs to change.

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136 Gina M Maddox December 14, 2011 at 7:06 am

I hate it when they jam, but I LOVE it when they work! ;-) Thanks for the chance to win!
gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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137 Matt December 14, 2011 at 7:26 am

Right now the most I hate about printers is not having one. Usually, it’s the ridiculous cost of ink.

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138 noa December 14, 2011 at 7:36 am

I hate that my printer doesn’t accept reusable ink cartridges. I wish printers were more friendly towards reusable cartridges.

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139 John @ Frugal Gearhead December 14, 2011 at 7:49 am

I hate when my printer always decides to fail when trying to print out E-tickets. Then I have to make a frantic dash to the library to print them out.

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140 Jim December 14, 2011 at 8:47 am

I hate the expense of the ink cartridges.

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141 John December 14, 2011 at 9:01 am

Like most people I hate the cost of the ink.

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142 Katherine December 14, 2011 at 9:11 am

I hate that everytime I hit the print button, I’m praying that my printer actually works and has not run out of ink! I love being able to print coupons and save money on my groceries.

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143 Rachel December 14, 2011 at 9:30 am

I would love to have a printer that is also a scanner. I think the ability to scan something and email it to yourself is very useful! I used to use one of these at my old job and I absolutely loved it! I hated my old job, but boy did I love that printer!

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144 kasey December 14, 2011 at 9:38 am

I hate that the drivers stop working or the drum goes bad and somehow the printer isn’t worth keeping anymore (oh, and how much the toner costs – insane!)

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145 Ky G December 14, 2011 at 9:44 am

I hate having to buy ink OFTEN and also having to get up to connect my laptop in just to print something. I LOVE laser printing and wireless features. I also love all in one printers…has made life simpler.

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146 Candy December 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm

I hate spending so much money on ink! I see all sorts of cool printables online and cringe when I think about how much it would cost to print them in full color! I’m still running on a super old refill cartridge printing in draft mode to stretch the ink. My printer doesn’t do any of the fun things the Dell all in one does though, so maybe I’d have nicer things to say about it if it did more than just print :)

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147 Maria D December 14, 2011 at 2:16 pm

I dislike running out of black ink faster than the other color inks!

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148 Mike Vocasek December 14, 2011 at 2:31 pm

I hate how much ink costs and I hate how often you have to replace them (hopefully if I get one of this quality that will be resolved!).

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149 Rusty December 14, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I hate when the printer jams and you can’t figure out why, that it’s a connection somewhere, and then the IT person pulls out the jammed paper and laughs…

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150 Leslie December 14, 2011 at 2:50 pm

I hate that you can just cover the ink sensor on a laser printer and get months more out of it. Why do they tell you its empty when its clearly not?!

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151 mila December 14, 2011 at 3:02 pm

ink — lots o’ ink

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152 Shilpa December 14, 2011 at 4:06 pm

I love printing in color and making beautiful cards. I hate that the ink cartridges are expensive.

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153 Angie December 14, 2011 at 4:23 pm

I hate how stinkin’ slow my printer is! As a homeschooling mom I am always copying something or printing out worksheets for the kids and I would love a printer/copier with faster capabilities. (And I do use the fax on my printer because that’s how I have to submit medical expenses to our insurance company. I’d love for that to be faster too!)

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154 Nate R December 14, 2011 at 4:24 pm

The worst thing about printers is some brands that dont let you print, even in black because the yellow cartridge is out.

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155 Sandy December 14, 2011 at 4:26 pm

It drives me nuts when the printer just wonks out and I have no idea why!

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156 Celina December 14, 2011 at 6:37 pm

I love the convenience of having a home printer. I hate the inconvenience of it not working when you really need it.

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157 Richard December 14, 2011 at 7:08 pm

I’m going to agree with the majority of everyone else and say, the INK! I sometimes come out better expense wise just buying a whole new printer every time i run out of ink.

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158 Angella December 14, 2011 at 8:01 pm

I hate that my printer won’t scan more than one page at a time!! When I have to send files to clients, if it’s 10 pages, it’ll be 10 different files. Drives me insane. Also not a fan of ink prices either.

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159 Joseph Gopez December 14, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I hate it runs out of ink when I need it the most

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160 Jennie December 14, 2011 at 10:22 pm

I hate paper jams!

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161 Jessica December 14, 2011 at 11:29 pm

I love it when printers work. I hate it when they don’t. But really, you know it’s true. And the noise…sometimes I wonder what in the world the printer could be doing that takes so much going back and forth of the ink cartridge before the printing actually starts…

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162 Awa December 15, 2011 at 12:44 am

The price of ink of inkjet printers just drives me crazy. Having a laser printer would be nice for a change and I will save on ink. This printer prints up to 24 pages per minute is like music to my ears. I am in the process of starting my home business, and this would come handy.

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163 nikki h December 15, 2011 at 12:58 am

the price of the cartridges is probably my least favorite part! oh…and when it suddenly ‘jams’ for no reason.

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164 Jenny December 15, 2011 at 3:52 am

I hate paper jams.

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165 Jenny December 15, 2011 at 6:43 am

I hate clearing paperjams. I always seem to miss some tiny little piece torn from the corner of a previously misfed envelope or something.

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166 Elle December 15, 2011 at 8:28 am

I can’t stand that my printer is fickle when it comes to when it wants to work. It seems like every time I have a W-9 to submit or a contract to review, it goes out.

Buying ink for it constantly is a close second :P

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167 Kim December 15, 2011 at 9:45 am

I hate paperjams!

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168 Heather December 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I love that I can now scan stuff to PDF. All at once. That was a huge help when we were buying a house. I could get the docs via email, sign ‘em, scan ‘em and send them back. Thanks, work!

Like lots of other people, I hate the price of ink. Especially when we had a color printer. Yikes!

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169 Kelly December 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm

INK. Buying ink is incredibly aggravating for me!

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170 Newlyweds on a Budget December 15, 2011 at 4:57 pm

i HATE when i run out of ink. it’s so expensive.

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171 Cathy December 15, 2011 at 6:24 pm

I love being able to print pictures myself, but printers seem to passive-aggressively know when you’re in a hurry and that’s when they decide to ignore the ctrl-P command. (Eddie Izzard does a hilarious little bit on printing at the end of his ‘Glorious’ DVD, by the way.)

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172 Abella December 16, 2011 at 7:41 am

I hate how printers can tell you’re on a deadline and chose the worst possible moment to run out of ink or jam like crazy. I just know they’re watching me.

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173 Cordelia December 16, 2011 at 8:28 am

What do I hate most about printers? The fact that my printer at home has died so I have to sneakily try to print personal projects on my office printer. Like 50-page ebooks. Boy, could I use a printer for my home office…*A-hem* :)

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174 Kay Lynn December 16, 2011 at 9:39 am

I hate being stuck with changing the toner at the office. We all ignore the warning message until it stops printing.

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175 Megan M. December 16, 2011 at 10:26 am

The thing I love about printers is that they can be networked, which saves a whole lot of trouble. Coincidentally, that’s the same thing I hate about them, when they don’t play nicely with the network.

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176 Dustin December 16, 2011 at 10:33 am

I hate it when a printer just spazzes out and either does nothing or shoots out a hundred pages of junk symbols. I love printers when they print. ;)

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177 Amelia December 16, 2011 at 10:40 am

Printers really tend to drive me crazy. They have all these great features that work so well… until they don’t — usually when something very important needs to be printed NOW.

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178 Chris P December 16, 2011 at 10:40 am

The price of ink or toner is a killer!!! And when I run out of one color of ink, I can’t use my printer to print in other colors and it will not even scan without ink. What the heck!!!

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179 Jen December 16, 2011 at 10:42 am

I HATE when they stop working! We rely on them so much! I love my old, dependable work printer. My wireless printer at home was done-zo a few months ago :(

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180 Tyler T. December 16, 2011 at 10:42 am

What I hate the most about printers is how often I need to fix them. Not only is it often, but it is usually complicated. I would like to see some statistics on how many paperjams occur for one printer over the course of a year compared with how many successful printjobs went through.

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181 Charlie December 16, 2011 at 11:03 am

What do I hate? I hate that they (and TVs and all other electronic things) are now considered to be disposable technology! Don’t tell me about recycling – that’s a pain and a “feel good” way of passing the buck for the ultimate disposal. There’s no recycling the energy and time that goes in to manufacturing. I want things (when they break) to be fixed, not thrown out, and yes, I want to pay someone to do it. Call that my jobs plan for 2012 – more people making a living by using skills and knowledge to reduce the need for conspicuous consumption!

Thank you and Merry Christmas!!!

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182 One Frugal Girl December 16, 2011 at 11:14 am

I hate the cost of ink. It seems we’re constantly buying more of that stuff.

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183 Ryan December 16, 2011 at 11:17 am

The cost of ink and the frequent need to replace it is my biggest complaint about my printer. It got to the point where I just started ordering replacement ink on Amazon, which costs about a tenth of the price as the manufacturer’s ink. The quality may or may not be as good, but I only use my printer for personal items, not for picture or archive quality prints, so it’s not a huge deal for me. As for the possibility of the printer or printer heads being ruined by replacement ink — I haven’t had any issues, and in many cases, ink jet printers are inexpensive enough that you can go out and buy a replacement with the money you save on the ink ($50-$100 for a decent ink jet printer).

I don’t have much experience with laser jet printers – but I have been looking at them as a long term replacement option for the ink jet I use at the moment. So it would be nice to win. ;)

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184 jimmy December 16, 2011 at 11:22 am

i hate that it takes up so much space ;)

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185 Nate St. Pierre December 16, 2011 at 11:22 am

I HATE the fact that the printer in my office makes this horrendous squealing sound that makes everyone cover their ears, haha…

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186 Mary H December 16, 2011 at 11:50 am

Count me in as another one who hates the price of ink!

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187 Drake December 16, 2011 at 12:58 pm

I love the convience of printing papers from home, I hate using my crappy printer that never finishes a document

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188 Michelle December 16, 2011 at 1:08 pm

I hate when they don’t work! so frustrating.

I’m in desperate need on a printer right now.

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189 andi December 16, 2011 at 3:11 pm

I hate when they say the ink levels are fine, but prints illegibly!%^$%^^#!!! Of course it never happens when I want to print a recipe it only happens for important documents with hard deadlines.

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190 Nicky December 16, 2011 at 5:08 pm

The cost of ink sucks!

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191 Kimberly December 16, 2011 at 6:44 pm

I love how easy they can make things, but I hate how I seem to jam them up or forget to buy ink just when it is most important :)

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192 PJ Koenig December 16, 2011 at 9:25 pm

I hate when you print out photos, and your printer never bothered to mention that it was out of ink, and the pictures all come out kinda greenish grey

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193 Dana G December 16, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Hate that my current printer constantly jams, but love the convenience of a multi-function and not having to xerox things at work!

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194 Gee December 16, 2011 at 11:20 pm

I hate how noisy they are. I want a silent printer!

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195 Kevin December 16, 2011 at 11:27 pm

I hate having to buy inks so often for my printers since its so expensive. Furthermore, my printer will not print once it detects a particular color is too low. It almost forces me to buy color ink to even print B&W.

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196 Bschebs December 16, 2011 at 11:37 pm

The think i dislike about printers are having to replace the cartidges. My printer is getting old and hard to find them locally.

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197 Diane December 17, 2011 at 1:27 am

It’s all about how much ink it uses and the cost!!

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198 nate December 17, 2011 at 6:21 am

I love being able to use a network printer, so I don’t have. to get up and connect. a usb cable every time

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199 Laura December 17, 2011 at 8:41 am

I love wireless printers I think that’s a great invention and I hate paper jams, especially imaginary ones.

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200 Romeo December 17, 2011 at 10:38 am

I hate that ink replacement costs almost as half as the printer.

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201 Linda J December 17, 2011 at 10:39 am

I hate paying so much for ink and having to buy it all the time.

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202 Jessica, The Debt Princess December 17, 2011 at 6:02 pm

I hate buying ink cartridges for my printer. They don’t last nearly long enough and they cost too much.

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203 Michael December 17, 2011 at 6:43 pm

I love wireless printers that I can stash out-of-sight without having to run CAT5 all over the place!

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204 Laura December 17, 2011 at 7:07 pm

I hate when printers are supposed to be compatible with a new operating system if you only download the drivers. Yeah right lol. And the constant buying of ink ranks pretty high on my printer dislike list too lol.

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205 edmontonjb December 17, 2011 at 8:39 pm

I hate that my printer only works half the time. It’s always either out of paper, out of ink, has a jam or just isn’t in the mood to play that day!

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206 lisa December 17, 2011 at 9:31 pm

love wireless printers. Although I wish I could scan wirelessly with mine.

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207 J. Money December 18, 2011 at 12:01 am

***GIVEAWAY NOW OVER***

Thanks for participating everyone, we’ll be announcing the winner shortly! :)

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208 CrystalH December 18, 2011 at 9:58 am

I HATE buying ink! That’s where they make all of their money!

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209 Jennifer December 18, 2011 at 8:54 pm

I love that everything can be printed at your fingertips! The convenience factor for sure… Hate? I would say the high cost of printer ink!

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