Summary: I don't really hate the printer, but you can't buy the extra large black ink cartridge anymore. I have this printer, bought in 2010 for $99.00. Why would anyone spend twice as much for a refurb? Especially when you can't even buy the right cartridge. If someone wants to buy mine for $199 - let me know. I'll be glad to buy a better printer for half the price.
the B209 and B210 are good machines when used with bulk ink.
27 April 2014
Summary: i bought this printer as a replacement for an existing/failed B209a as my bulk ink system worked with this and a few other models. i ran about 40 reams of paper with high density printing though one of these before the print head died (read more below). it adapts readily to a "bulk ink" kit , especially if one carves some plastic on the left (inside) out. be sure to install the OCR software ! be careful with the software and firmware updates ...
Summary: Overall this is a good printer. The ink cartridges do not last as long as they should. I bought this printer to replace one of the same model that I have. I purchased this printer "as is" so I wasn't sure what to expect. The paper feed does not work properly, otherwise is prints fine.
Summary: I don't know what is it with HP printers that they drop the ball every time. I looooove my HP laptops, had two already and planning to buy a third one later this month, all have been excellent. But when it comes to their printers I've also had several and they each have been nothing but problems. I bought this one last year as a replacement for my last HP printer that decided to stop working one day (after less than a year).
Summary: The set up was simple but long. It loaded unnecessary items also. After the starter cartridges ran out replaced them with high capacity ones. The B/W was to provide 340 copies. Barely managed 10. All the cartridges ran out within 2 months without printing. The scanning is good but often crashes. Very often it fails to recogize the USB connection. I have been using an HP 882c for 12 years. So far it has not given any problems and the cartridge lasts at least for a year.
Eats ink like crazy and the ink system constantly fails
Greg S, Amazon
29 December 2012
Summary: I bought this printer because reviews said it was great on ink usage. Someone who never prints must have provided that review because this one eats ink more quickly than the one I replaced. Worse yet is the printer constantly gives an Ink System Failure message. Usually this has been resolved by either cleaning the print head or simply restating the printer. Today I got the message once again (happens more times than not).