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HP have had an offer running for months with cash back on certain carts (mine included but I never got round to ordering any before it was too late) might be worth checking, maybe google hp toner cashback or something. Worth a look maybe.
They do, but you usually have to buy two of each!
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Wow, at those prices I can see how one would wince!

Why so expensive? What’s so special about the printer?
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Always looking out for a bargain and sadly tempted by a Crucial 2TB SSD from EBuyer for £209... last one I bought a couple of years ago was best part of £500 and the current price is still around £300....tempting.........
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Wow, at those prices I can see how one would wince!

Why so expensive? What’s so special about the printer?
It is a very good, high speed colour laser printer producing good photographic quality images on plain paper. Output is about forty pages per minute. The toners are claimed to be good for 9,000 pages each, but that doesn't make them any cheaper to buy.

I also have a much older HP 4500 DN machine which does much the same job but is a lot slower - four pages per minute with a four minute warm-up time, but I can get the consumables for virtually nothing as there are schools, universities, council offices and suchlike where they have vast stockpiles that are no longer needed. I should point out that the cost of these consumables, when new, was similar to those for the new machine.

The old machine used a lot of consumables, (toners, imaging drum, transfer belts, fuser, etc.), but the new machine combines everything bar the fuser into the toner cartridges which I suppose justifies the high price, but you still have to swallow hard when buying a full set!
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Re: Black Friday

I did manage to get three pair of Craghopper pants for a good price. £78.50 in postage.
And I DO need them, her indoors is always going on about the state of pairs that I have. (only had them about 10 years)
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I did manage to get three pair of Craghopper pants for a good price. £78.50 in postage.
And I DO need them, her indoors is always going on about the state of pairs that I have. (only had them about 10 years)
Thatís a lot to spend on postage!
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It is a very good, high speed colour laser printer producing good photographic quality images on plain paper. Output is about forty pages per minute. The toners are claimed to be good for 9,000 pages each, but that doesn't make them any cheaper to buy.

I also have a much older HP 4500 DN machine which does much the same job but is a lot slower - four pages per minute with a four minute warm-up time, but I can get the consumables for virtually nothing as there are schools, universities, council offices and suchlike where they have vast stockpiles that are no longer needed. I should point out that the cost of these consumables, when new, was similar to those for the new machine.

The old machine used a lot of consumables, (toners, imaging drum, transfer belts, fuser, etc.), but the new machine combines everything bar the fuser into the toner cartridges which I suppose justifies the high price, but you still have to swallow hard when buying a full set!
I love the idea of cheap stuff cos some local authority had a really crap purchasing system that meant they had more stuff than they needed. No wonder the country is broke. I used to work for LG and the stories I could tell are terrible really, most of it down to inept procurement basically. Scandalous.
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I love the idea of cheap stuff cos some local authority had a really crap purchasing system that meant they had more stuff than they needed. No wonder the country is broke. I used to work for LG and the stories I could tell are terrible really, most of it down to inept procurement basically. Scandalous.
I cannot help but notice that these are exactly the same organisations that are always complaining about funding shortfalls.

I use the old HP 4500 DN printer to produce my technical manuals because it can take as long as it likes. Sometimes I leave it running overnight.

I recently bought four full sets of toner cartridges, four imaging drums, a transfer belt and fuser for the grand total of £45 on eBay, including shipping. The total value of this lot would have been in excess of £3,500 new, and there were plenty more on offer. If only I had the space to store them all.

When the shipment arrived the boxes bore the original address labels for Middlesbrough Town Council Offices.
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I did manage to get three pair of Craghopper pants for a good price. £78.50 in postage.
And I DO need them, her indoors is always going on about the state of pairs that I have. (only had them about 10 years)
I always wear Craghoppers, getting them from Ebay - but although they're fine, I often wonder if they're genuine. The velcro on the 'cargo' pockets doesn't last.

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I always wear Craghoppers, getting them from Ebay - but although they're fine, I often wonder if they're genuine. The velcro on the 'cargo' pockets doesn't last.

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I think you can probably assume they are not genuine!
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I think you can probably assume they are not genuine!
I'm undecided! The quality is very good. One pair is from probably 10 years ago and the only 'problem' is with the pocket velcro losing it's 'stickiness'. I wouldn't hesitate to buy from the same seller again.

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Re: Black Friday

I bought a pair from the local outdoor shop a couple of months ago as my old ones ahd faded and were starting to look a bit tired. They must be at least 10 years old! The new ones have a larger pocket for today's larger mobiles - my new phone doesn't fit the old trousers .
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Re: Black Friday

Back on topic for a camera forum . I’m repeatedly tempted with some of the Black Friday offers for the Panasonic GX9. Notwithstanding the YI M1, it’s the currently the cheapest way to get i) the best Four Thirds sensor currently available and ii) 4K video recording.
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Wrong ! This is The Lounge so definitely Off Topic

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