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Do you buy new or re-manufactured? I'm a bit of a laser printer neophyte.

The re-manufactured cartridges are much less expensive. I've just replaced a half-used one because the print quality became dreadful, so I don't think I've gained anything. Is that just a one-off?
 

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Have to admit to getting mine off eBay (re-manufactured)....but then again we don't use the printer that much....Danny uses it for school work but that's about it.

Suppose you takes your chance....i just read the eBay feedback.
 

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I've only had to replace one so far since changing from inkjet to laser. Individual price is high, but they last so long that I think I'll buy genuine to be safe.
 

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I am a veteran of two “we can save ship-loads of money by switching from OEM cartridges” campaigns. Invariably there is a lot of hype about the savings, many promises regarding page yield and quality, and in some cases a ‘guarantee’ that if your printer is FUBAR’d it will be replaced.

I have never had any of the subsequently shagged printers replaced under the guarantee ‘they was faulty and worn out anyway guv!’ and have spent many a happy hour listening to people tell me how awful the print quality is, how they throw away page after page, how people cannot even read it etc.

I’m sure some are brilliant, but I buy OEM.
 

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I’ve had a Samsung B/W laser printer for years, possibly near ten.

I bought a replacement, non OEM, toner cartridge a few years ago, they don’t half last, the rugrats are always calling to print something because they’re out of ink.

Not a single issue.
 

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Whichever way you choose you will loose out :grumpy: OEM toner (and ink in an ink-jet) has been made specifically for that manufacturer's printers and sometimes for a specific printer eg Canon's toner is "designed" for Canon printers. You pay more money for it because it is better and also because they make more money from selling toner than selling printers. Shop around you can have OEM at non-OEM prices.

Conversely the non-OEM toners and inks are cheaper because they use any toner/ink they can buy in a sub-standard cart. The quality is undoubtedly inferior if printing anything other than text and may even cause harm to your printer. Not only that you will nullify any warranty by using non-OEM toner/ink. I've been using laser and inkjet all my life and IMHO non-OEM toner and inks are false economy.

Photo-printing - that's a whole different ball game and you'd be an idiot not to use OEM.
 

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I’ve had a Samsung B/W laser printer for years, possibly near ten.

I bought a replacement, non OEM, toner cartridge a few years ago, they don’t half last, the rugrats are always calling to print something because they’re out of ink.

Not a single issue.
Same experience here, only difference being that I've got through two non-Samsung cartridges and both have been fine.

Daughter's Epson ink-jet used to clog up using the maker's ink, bought compatibles and it's lasted for years. Still clogs occasionally but have saved a fortune.
 
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