Summary: I thought hey I'll just spend some extra $$$ and get a printer that will last a lifetime. That's a joke. There is no such thing anymore. Scanner is amazing but the printing deteriorated so rapidly until eventually it stopped printing at all. Tried all of the onboard cleaning options to no avail. Even went and bought a new set of ink, waste of money... I suggest you look elsewhere for a printer.
Summary: Buying it from BestBuy, 1 year + 13 days after purchase, the master board was fried and 13 days out of warrantee. Upon assessing the cost for repairs, spending another $39, I learned it would cost $247 to repair (originally costing $149 + tax).
Summary: I've had this printer (the 700) for 27 1/4 months. Suddenly a message pops up saying "the ink pads are nearing the end of their service life. Contact EPSON support." Quite a shock to know there are ink pads that run out of service life in such a short time. The support page offers this advice: "Epson recommends replacing the printer, but if you want to continue using it, Epson recommends having the printer serviced at an Epson Customer Care Center.