I paid $200 brand new on Ebay with free shipping for HL-3140CW. I love it.
3 weeks ago
Summary: I never bought this model Brother printer. Used item sale was cancelled. I bought the HL-3140CW new instead. I love it. I strongly recommend a Brother laser toner printer over any inkjet printer.
Summary: It's big and a bit on the heavy side. But its a great price and does exactly what I want it to do. I've never had network issues like I've had with other network printers. The cartridges are easy to exchange out and the printer tells you when you need to order a replacement cartridge before running out of toner. I've had this printer now for over a year. The start up cartridges gave me lots of life. The unit does well on envelopes and card stock.
Easiest color laser to refill the cartridges on! By far the cheapest to own over time!!!!
Tracy D. Hakimi, Amazon
3 November 2013
Summary: Great bang for the buck. Brother toner cartridges are by far the easiest to re-fill with powder, because they have an easily accessible re-fill plug on the side... unlike HP, Canon. etc, that have sealed cartridges and embedded microchips to discourage refilling. For about $70 on Ebay, you can buyer a five color toner kit and re-fill these on the cheap, which will literally save you thousands of dollars over the life of the printer, compared to buying new cartridges at...
Summary: However if you use non-Brother toner cartridges or to get all the pages out of your toners that you paid for, you will need to find out about the trick to resetting the page counters for each cartridge. Here it is: Open the front cover that exposes the toner cartridges. The "Cover Open" message appears on the printer. Press the "Cancel" and "Secure" buttons at the same time. You will now see the secret toner counter reset menu.
Excerpt: This is a shared printer used by everyone in the engineering lab.<br /><br />Primarily I print A sized autocad drawings but also documentation and some photos.<br /><br />This printer replaces a much larger heavier machine and is faster and quiter than the one it replaced.
Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Fast Print Time, Low Noise
Excerpt: I'm going to use this product to print cover letters to accompany brochures, etc., and I wanted to include color pictures on the cover letters. This looks like it will do the job. <br /><br />The wireless router connection worked. And for me, that was a miracle because I'm not good at following instructions.<br /><br />Full duplex printing is good is important. It is a "must" have these days.
Excerpt: Listen, you will hear people complain this printer is too loud, curls paper, supplies are expensive, etc. But what do you want from a mid-priced color laser? Sure, color photos from this machine won't look good in a frame, but this is a business machine. It's fast, great for presentations, and ultimately cheaper when compared to other color alternatives. I print a lot and require speed in a home office setting. I used to be have other brand name printers.
Pros: Durable Construction, Easy To Use, Fast Print Time, Reliable
Summary: After the hassles keeping inkjet printers going, this has become, far and away, the greatest fun toy I have ever had. I have gone through one set (all 4 colors) of toner cartridges, so I have an idea how expensive this printer is to work with. It is far more economical than the inkjet, has taken almost no fussing to keep it going and has so many time saving features it is unbelievable.
Summary: This printer is fast and stable, providing a high quality product for not a lot of money. If you are looking to upgrade your small-to-medium-sized or home office to a color laser, we recommend this for sure. The extra paper tray is really nice, allowing us to quit worrying about changing out the paper size or leaving the wrong size in there.