I've had it with the cheap inkjets on the market. I thought I would avoid\njunk by springing a little extra for a HP deskjet 3820. Shortly afterwards\nit was sold a lot cheaper than I bought it for as a disposible printer. I\ncan see why. As it turns out almost all these units (and several other HP\ninkjets) suffer from an underengineered gear in the service station that\nlets loose after a year or so, rendering the printer useless. Mine suffered\nthe same fate.\n\nSo anyways, I want to get away from disposible printers and want a printer\nthat will last, yet be economical. My print needs aren't overly heavy, I\nprobably print a few hundred pages a year (pretty much all B&W).\n\nI'm considering a couple options:\n\n1) Locally I can get a used Apple Laserwriter 360 for . It needs a new\ncartridge, which are 0 CDN (locally remanufactured with 1 year warentee).\n\n2) The remanufacturing firm also sells refurbished printers. One such is\nthe HP Laserjet 4 for 0. This comes with an cartridge and a 3 month\nwarrantee. This was/is a popular printer, so there are still parts for it.\nThe lady I was talking to from the company said that they are extensively\nremanufactured and they haven't heard a lot of problems (For what it's\nworth). From what I read this is a very durable printer. At my university\nthey have one, and even with all the abuse it has 374 000 pages on the\ncounter and seems to work not too bad.\n\n3) A new cheaper laser printer. Is the Samsung ML-1740 any good? Brother\nHL-1435 or HL-2040? Lexmark E232? HP 1012? The Brother HL-1435 & HP 1012\nhave been out for a while now, and I haven't found any major problems on the\nweb. I'm more likely to go with something that's been on the market for a\nwhile, because if it had any major flaws chances are someone would have\nfound them by now.\n\n4) Is there a half decent inkjet out with a low per page (refillible?)\n\nAny thoughts?