Xerox Phaser 6130
This spring I bought myself a new toy (ahem) professional office support device – a Xerox Phaser 6130 color laser printer.Â I LOVE IT!!!!Â It duplexes, it makes booklets (2 pages per side), it is super fast, great pictures, and relatively low in cost to operate.Â Â I was fed up with ink jet printers that never seemed to give me the value for the ink.Â Xerox even goes so far as to calculate what your costs are per sheet depending on color content.
Anyway, the one downside to the printer is toner – FOUR toner cartridges at MRP of about $85 each.Â So I did some research and found “4InkJets.com” and found they had outstanding reviews and quite a following for ink and toner refills.Â They sell a fully compatible cartridge (I think they are either the OEM or have direct connection to the factory as they truly are identical) for $39.99 – that’s a savings of $45 each right there.Â And if you add your 10% off cashbaq coupon, it becomes $35.99.Â If you order 2 you don’t have to pay for shipping (over $50) which would normally run about $8 anywhere. Â They have been exceptional in service to me.Â Â Only once was something backordered, but only for a couple of days.Â These toners have a life cycle of 2500 for the black and 2000 for the color ones. Â I don’t think my inkject printer came anywhere near that number of prints before they’d crap out on me.
While researching toners I stumbled upon a cool little site that handles online rebates.Â Â I’ve always been annoyed by rebates that you have snail mail in.Â This is all handled electronically when you start your journey as cashbaq and use one of their many coupons for online stores.Â Â Â I was a little skeptical at first, but it didn’t cost me anthing except my email addres which they don’t spam.Â Â Â Â They have coupons for hundreds of online stores ranging from 5% off to free shipping to much larger.Â Â That is cool in itself, but the real selling point is that this is a rebate center.Â In the example of 4inkject they collect 20% rebate from each sale and offer 10% off coupons.Â Â So in our toner situation.Â Â The price is $39.99 which gets knocked down to $35.99 because of the cashbaq coupon.Â Then in about 3 months you will receive a cashbaq check in your paypal account.Â In this case 20% rebate.Â Â Â So if I include the 20% rebate in my costing decision each cartridge costs me just $28.79.Â So about the same if not cheaper than my office jet ever was.
It really works, and you totally forget about it until one day you get an email saying that they have deposited money in you paypal account.Â Â Â They even start you off with a $5 credit to your account and focus.Â Â So far I’ve received 2 rebate payments this year.