dealscanon pixma mg3120 wireless inkjet photo all-in…

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This looks like a nice unit. 2 sided printing, wireless, and OCR! only minus is that the cartridges are $45 for the pair or $30 for a "xl" black. and...apparently no non OEM cartridges

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Do the research before buying--I believe this model printer does not have generic cartridges available for it. Over time the Canon cartridges can add up!!!

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I would be a ass if I didn't tell the story of this printer.I got a Toshiba Laptop bundled with this printer. I spent hours on Costco's help line and could not get it to work.Here was THE FIX I was downloading my printer driver using Firefox not I.E. . After I installed using Internet Explorer my problem was solved. Hope you do not have same issue. This one blew my mind.

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I've had almost this same printer all-in-one (I have the 8120) for a couple of years now, and it's the best printer I've ever had! True, the cartridges aren't cheap, but in my own personal experience, they last long. Also - and this is important - you're still able to print even if a particular cartridge is empty or near-empty. Other printers I've had would just refuse to print if one of the cartridges was empty. This is an amazing price for this machine! Mine is still operating perfectly, but I'm tempted to buy a back-up for "just in case...."

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It is $53.90 at Amazon w/free shipping

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My experience with Canon printers is they are reliable and work very well but eat ink and the replacements are expensive. I could throw my printer away every time it runs out of ink and buy a new one and not really lose money, assuming normal cartridges come with the printer. They are almost like a cell phone in that they could afford to give them away and just make money on the usage.

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Canon printers go through a self cleaning cycle on every first print. There is no way to disable this function. You will sit and grind your teeth waiting several minutes for the quick note you wanted on the way out the door. Ink is very expensive and this thing uses it up on self cleaning. You could not give me another Canon printer for free.

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@mmapes2: Looks that way to me too. I would have gone with AZ had they had it.

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I got the printer only model of this, for free. I have no complaints. I'm still using the original ink cartridges. It's been telling me they are low for months, yet still prints fine.

As far as I know, all ink cartridges are expensive. So I'm not sure I would shoot down a printer based on that.

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Some printers use much more expensive ink, so yes ink can play an important role when deciding on a purchase.

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@braisch: First cleaning cycle meaning each time you turn it on? Each time you plug it in? Each time you wait 5 minutes between printing?? I just bought the 6220 and I didn't see anyone mention this on any reviews I read!

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Canon printers are quite nice. I myself use an MX870 model.
I purchased this same printer for my son for Christmas. I believe it was a black friday sale for $30--regardless, a very attractive deal. I then went to purchase some generic cartridges to go along with it...but learned that this printer (and all/many of the new models) use a different cartridge (proprietary maybe?) that can't be copied (yet?)
In the end, I returned the MG3120, did some research, and ended up buying a Canon MG5320 for $90 for which I could get generic cartridges.

I just want others to be aware of the need for Canon cartridges before they order and open the box!! If you print a lot--the difference in price is really something to factor in.

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I would suggest giving generic cartridges a shot, but I couldn't find any on Shop4Tech's website for this printer. It's where I get cartridges for a different model of Canon Pixma, a Pixma 5300 series printer.