Today only, Amazon’s offering up the imageCLASS LBP6030w plus a full-sized toner cartridge for $100 as part of a Gold Box deal. The printer alone currently sells for $80, but the 1600 page toner cartridge goes for over $60, so this is still a solid investment if the printer has all of the features you need.
Now, many of you are surely aware that Brother toner cartridges have higher yields, and aren’t nearly as expensive, and that’s true enough. However, Canon’s system combines the toner and the drum into a single unit, whereas you’ll need to pay somewhere in the neighborhood of $70-$80 for a new drum every ~12,000 pages with Brother. It’s likely that many home users would never even come close to 12,000 pages before replacing the printer entirely, so it’s tough to say which system provides better long term value, but just know that toner cartridge prices aren’t entirely comparable.
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