I've owned this printer for 10+ years without any major trouble
Richard Lord "ricklord2", Amazon
25 March 2013
Summary: Most commentaries in these forums are the customers who had bad experiences. I have had this printer since they came out about 10 years ago and other than replacing the separation pads and rollers once before this printer has been rock solid. The toners is what sets the printer apart. It is on auction sites or online very affordable to run this printer. Most toner purchases online you can get 3000 or so prints for about 30 dollars on a toner.
Summary: For all the negative reviews - You're missing the benefit of this amazingly economical machine. The benefit of this machine is one of the lowest per page print costs out there. I've used my 3200 for over a decade, and have never needed anything but graphite cartridges and cords now and then. I estimate I've printed anywhere from 150k to 250k pages of paper off of this printer, and mine is still going strong.
Summary: Piece of crap. The paper jam is constantly going off. the toner cartrige doesn't just drop in, you have to carefully align it. The many features are so complicated that I only used it as a printer. When it worked it was great, it just seldom ever worked.
Summary: I have been using this HP 3200 printer for 6 years now. It has printed 80,000 sheets of paper. It has a reliable fax (never had a problem one). I highly recommend this item. I cannot figure all those negative reviews. This has been the most carefree electronic product I have used in many years. Go figure!
Summary: Outstanding all-in-one machine and simple operation. I have always used HP basic laserjets models since 2001. Very reliable workhorse. This more multi-tasking model was not different. Printing is crisp and clean and fast (for my purposes). Faxing also was as simple as load the software and connect, I faxed my first fax within one minute of installation and before reading any instructions. Really impressive. It worked flawlessly since the first time I used it.
Summary: This is my 3rd HP 3100 series Laser printer. I love them and I love the fact that I can find one on eBay for such a great price, and in excellent condition. I always buy used ones, as the price for a new one is out of my range. But as long as I can keep getting good deals like this one, I'll continue to buy them on eBay.
Summary: This is an all-around good machine because it is multi-function. IE: Copy/Fax/Printer. Current models are cheaply made and don't last as long as tried and true machines such as this. I own 3 of these. I also suggest HP LJ 1020 as a good desk top printer.
Summary: The printer looks like it is brand new. It is very compact. It has a great combination of performances. It uses very little electricity by resetting itself a certain amount of time after it has been used.
Summary: I don't know if it's the printer or bugs in the driver, but I waste more paper in effort to get a letter quality document without a bunch of ASCII characters in the footer. I wish I had my old Xerox Docuprint back. It's so frustrating; I can't wait to replace it. HP -- If you are reading this, why don't you offer your "valued customers" a pathway out of this bum product????