Summary: I believe amazon was selling this model for little over $60 at the time. I ended up purchasing one for about $40 after redeeming points. I was MORE than pleased with CANON PIXMA MP499 because it setup easily and performs all its functions very well. I set it up as network printer without even being the administrator of home network. All I needed was network name and wifi password. Then I added some other people's computers.
Summary: I had to buy a new machine to replace an ancient All-In-One Canon Pixma MP130 that was still going strong but I couldn't use anymore because the printer stopped working. I chose the MP499 based on the fact that it had wifi, as I was sick and tired of having to transfer work from one computer to the main one. I've only had the MP499 for a few weeks and I have to say that I'm pleased in the "It's good for what it is" vein.
Summary: I bought this printer because my other one bit the dust. It was also a Canon and I had good luck with it, so I opted for another of the same brand. SUPER affordable for how good it is... I print pictures and regular stuff. It's fast, quiet and wireless. I also love that there's a Canon app for my Android phone that I can send print jobs through with literally 2 clicks. SO COOL!