Summary: I can only think of reasons why you wouldn't want to buy the machine. The ink dries out before you get to use it. New ink cartrages have varying amounts of ink...weigh them and see. Inks "expire" and you can't get any further. Printed photographs are far from true colours and certainly not those displayed in the little viewer.
Summary: I have had this printer for 5 months and it was fine for a couple months. Then I started getting the "ink system failure" error codes. Nothing but trouble ever since.... I have tried every "fix" and suggestion I could find but the end result is "IT'S FRIED!" I should have read the reviews first!
A CONSISTENTLY GREAT PRODUCT BUT WITH A WORD OF WARNING ABOUT THE INK PACKS
8 December 2013
Summary: I have had the HP Photosmart C7280 for some years. When it decided to go belly up, there was no hesitation about seeking out another one. Of course, I was not interested in buying anything new because the prices were so completely outrageous. So my only choice was to comb through the eBay site and see what was available. Luckily, the machine I bought was like brand new with very little print usage.
So disappointed in this printer going to purchase another Brand
David Murrietta, Amazon
11 July 2013
Summary: I purchased this HP Photosmart C7280 All in One about a year and half ago. I was so excited especially since it was in our local Warehouse Costco store monthly coupon book. Our first HP Printer lasted for many years with no problems just got old and wouldn't configure with the new Mac system we purchased 2 years ago.
Excerpt: I bought my HP Photosmart C7280 as a replacement and upgrade, after my old printer died. I have used it to make photo prints of a quality equal to store bought. The scanner lets you decide if you want a document to be an OCR, or PDF, or just make a plain black & white or color copy. The only dowside that I have found is that I've had to buy various color refills. When making a lot of photos, it uses a lot of yellow.
Excerpt: The HP Photosmart C7280 all-in-one printer is a good buy for home computer use. It doesn't take up much desk space but packs all the features needed. My photos printed with bright vivid colors. Not the fastest printer out there but has decent speed for day to day jobs. Ink cartridges are reasonably priced and very easy to install.