Summary: Bought this five years ago. Use it daily. Absolute WORKHORSE of a printer. I'm a sales manager and print 2-3 20 page contracts a day. My wife is a music teacher and prints 5-20 pages of music a day. Never had a problem. Ever.
Summary: Has worked well for me for the past 3 years. REALIZE THIS - - printers are sold cheaply, the profits are in the ink. Most manufactures protect their profits by putting some sort of tamper proofing into their cartridge design.
Summary: I know this printer is discontinued but I felt so strongly about its performance I had to rate it anyway. We haven't been able to break this thing in 5 years. We had a 20lb cat that like to walk all over it and send faxes.
Summary: I purchase the same model 8 years ago at a Staple's office supply store in Riverside, Ca. for $99; Brand new. It broke down 4 years later, and had it replaced by the manufacture, at no charge; and I still use it to this day. But Why are they asking $400 for a brand new one?
Summary: I purchased this printer in 2009 and still going strong like the day it came out of the box. however I DID NOT pay that much for it. I paid 179.00 at Best Buy and that was with a warranty. I liked the price of the ink cartridges to they are very affordable!! We home school and we print A LOT.
Summary: I have four retail businesses and have this Brother MFC-490CW printer at each one. We are purchasing two more the in the few months. We purchased the first printer over a year ago and haven't had any maintenance issues. The printer is easy to use with a great display.
Summary: I've had this printer over a year now and I love it!! I especially like that I can scan in multiply documents without having to babysit the printer. Many people have complained about ink usage. After my initial cartridges were empty I started buying generic ink.