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HP Laserjet Pro M283FDN Colour Laser Printer - $409.15 Delivered (HK) from Big Red Tech Kogan

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I'm new to posting but was searching for a cheap colour laser all in one with wifi for the home office - found the HP Laserjet Pro M283FDN Colour Laser Printer at Kogan for around $100+ cheaper than anywhere else so seems like a good price - no discount codes, etc. other than the 2% Cashback as far as I know.

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  • +8 votes

    Terrible deal my first search result was the same printer for $273 with free shipping. https://www.pbtech.com/au/product/PTRHPL02831/HP-LaserJet-Pr... This should be a negative vote but I haven't figured out how.

    • +2 votes

      Agreed. Terrible first post by the OP.

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      Top left under the ops avatar (in this case it's blank).

      Thanks for trying op, but try static ice, price hipster etc

    • +2 votes

      How come it says $468.06 so it sounds like that was a pricing error so that doesn't count, sorry. uvprotector got 8 positive votes over some pricing error :P

      But actually this through the Kogan web site is actually sold by Big Red Tech, not actually by Kogan. And Big Red Tech is an overseas marketplace seller which is shipping the goods from overseas.

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    our old inkjet printer died just as home schooling started and went to look for a colour laser.

    i tossed up between this one and the brother MFC-L3750CDW. i ended up going for the brother based on the number of reviews on the brother (115) vs the HP (2). this review might be of interest:

    Good Printer - Toner difficult to get
    Bought this a month ago, printer is excellent. Now need to get some toner and having difficulty finding some one who sells it.

    • +1 vote

      I have had 2 Brother MFC's in a row because they were better "value" compared to other brands, have to throw each out after 2-3 years due to nozzle clogging, tried the self cleaning function to no avail. So now trying an Epson instead.

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        This is the issue with inkjets. Unless you get printers where the nozzles are on the cartriges itself (note, means more expensive ink packs), it will get clogged up eventually.

        Apparently the tech has gotten better, but i can't see this technical limitation being overcome.

        • +3 votes

          My Bro MFC LAN printer is 5 years old. No nozzle problems. It's always on, sits in the corner. Every week or three it fires up on its own, runs a cleaning cycle and shuts down again. Prints perfectly still.

          Maybe people are leaving them turned off, so the nozzles just dry out and clog up.

          (I don't worry as I fitted a $100 continuous flow tank conversion to avoid buying the silly little tanks all the time)

          Once some black ants moved in during a few weeks of big rain. There was a massive nest under the glass in the scanner. I unplugged it for 2 weeks, so the transformer went cold. They moved back out, leaving it perfectly clean inside, and working fine. No problems since!

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            @resisting the urge: Makes sense how they try to overcome the technical limitations. Could be annoying for someone living in a studio apartment if it's doing it's cleaning cycle in the middle of the night tho. hahaha.

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              @zeomega: True that. But it is not too noisy, lasts maybe 15s, and let's you know the world is still turning. Enormously preferable to an ant invasion though!

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            @resisting the urge:

            • for the ants part, very amusing. really relieving that they moved out.
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          I am using mine several times a week, always OEM ink (not cheap), had to throw away the 3/4 full ink packs each time with the printer :-(

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            @Buy2Much: You know there is a little blue chip re-setter available online, overcomes planned obsolescence of ink but you have to remember to do it every now and then. They are cheap and easy to use once you get the hang of how to position them on top of the tank before pressing the button

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      Each to their own, 4 years ago, I went from Laser to Inkjet. Laser required a new drum and 4 toners.
      Injket has been going solid. Quicker to get the 1st page out, but far slower for bulk printing and often miss the laser.
      But then I hear the InkJets are better for your health, and you should not sit in the same room as a Laser Printer or Photocopier.

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      what was the rough yield on the toner that came out of the box? i saw comments on officeworks and worried about the same too

  • +2 votes

    Agreed, much better prices elsewhere.

    For 10 bucks LESS, you might as well Brother 3750CDW this with WiFi built in, delivered, local stock and warranty.

    https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/brother-co...

    Note that 3750CDW is a Office works specific model. The alernative model that everywhere else sells is 3745CDW. 3745CDW is missing a USB port that you can print from using USB drives, need to make your own assessment if you truely need it.

    If not, there were places that could get the 3745CDW slightly cheaper when i was looking. I went with OW just for ease of warranty if anything happens.

    • +1 vote

      I do not see it $10 less at your link ??
      It's says $397 pickup.

  • +2 votes

    BTW @ OP, this printer does NOT have WiFi based on specs.

    MOBILE PRINTING CAPABILITY
    HP ePrint; Apple AirPrint™; Mobile Apps; Mopria™ Certified

    CONNECTIVITY, STANDARD
    Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port; built-in Fast Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-TX network port, Fax port, Front Host USB

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      Yep:

      FDN = Fax, Duplex, (Wired) Network
      FDW - Fax, Duplex, Wireless Network

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    I'm after an MFC budget $500. Any recommendations?

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      I have the HP M477, which is a couple of generations older than the link below. Great connectivity and usability, but they're not good for photo printing.
      https://www.mediaform.com.au/hp-color-laserjet-pro-mfp-m479f...

    • +1 vote

      have a look at the MFC-L3750CDW for $397. great value

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      I got a Brother MFC-J5730DW during the $50 promotion for around $280 delivered ($230 after cash back)
      Cleans itself regularly , couple hundred a4 sheet capacity and 100 sheet a3 printing capacity from the back tray
      Also accepts ink that I bought from EBAY ($35 for 3000 sheets)
      Scans, wifi and AirPrint

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        Was listening to a printer expert on ABC. He was not able to mention brands but he recommended the purchase of "sibling printers" if you wanted to use recycled and OEM cartridges and inks. Other manufacturers try to force the use of genuine consumables through cartridge detection technology etc.

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          basically you shouldn't be updating firmware because that's how they distinguish between the genuine and non genuine

  • +1 vote

    Get one off facebook or ebay. So many cheap MFC for $50-100. I prefer HP as you can get generic toners for 10+ years. HP'sseem to run forever.

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      dont do this, the printer may come cheap but you may have a high chance to waste the ink cartridges which cost much more than the printer.

      • +1 vote

        Agree. Newer printers would come with the latest technologies and likely more power efficient. Most companies sell their printers cheaply and regularly have cash back, especially Brothers. Where they make their huge profits are the consumables.
        On the other hand, it’s not so good for carbon footprint with so much printers going to the landfill as it is not economical to repair even a small fault. My last 2 MFC printers look and function like new except for one clog head but it was cheaper to get the latest model replacement.

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    Can anyone suggest a good black and white laser printer please (below/around $350 or less) for casual home printing every now and then AND where the replacement toner cartridge is decently price. Will not be printing anymore then 1000 pages a year. Thanks in advance :-)

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    Other issue i have found is that the toner for this (HP 206/207) is very very hard to find non genuine cheaper options let alone genuine options

  • +1 vote

    Good price at PB tech ($273 Delivered). I was about to buy this HP printer, as I am fed up with my Brother printers (bought three brother printers in last 5 years), when I realised its not Wi-Fi. That is a deal breaker!

    • +2 votes

      Check again. It appears to be showing $468.06 on the web page and in the cart. They must have picked up on the pricing error. So yeah as if the $273 delivered was legit.

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    Hey people. This is on offer by a business called Big Red Tech which is a marketplace seller through Kogan. It's not sold and delivered by Kogan itself, it does not come from their warehouse. And also it's being shipped from overseas as it says this item is located outside of Australia. So basically is sold and delivered by a foreign business from overseas. So don't get confused about it.

    By no means is it from Kogan like the deal title is claiming.

    So by no means are you getting local Australian stock and not getting local Australian warranty or support.

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    Thanks all for the replies on my 1st post - seems it wasn't a great deal & I ended up cancelling / re-ordering from PBTech while it was still $273 (now it's $468 so maybe a pricing mistake?)….let's see if they honor it as it does seem very cheap there! Other places (mwave, i-tech, etc.) seem to have this printer ranging from $450-640 from what I can see….

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      If every where else is selling it for $450+ then one would dictate that the $273 price was indeed a pricing error. I would be on the side that PCTECH won't honour the price it would be too much of a loss.

      By the way cancelling the original order was maybe a smart idea if you didn't like the idea of the item shipping from overseas from Big Red Tech the marketplace seller through the Kogan web site. I can't see HP honouring warranty in Australia on a parallel imported product.

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        'marketplace seller through the Kogan' - Noted, I didn't notice Kogan had marketplace sellers! Still new to posting but whilst not the best deal, it was still good to post as there is a chance with PBTech of a bargain, and it opened up discussions. Still must learn to be a little more observant if/when I next post to reduce the backlash! ;)

        • +1 vote

          Kogan has had marketplace sellers for a long time. There's many a marketplace seller business who sell through the Kogan web site. Just like how there's marketplace sellers on Catch too. Or you find many marketplace sellers on eBay too.

          So you've got to be careful who you're actually buying from when browsing on the Kogan web site. There may be a chance that you're not actually buying from Kogan itself at all and not actually coming shipped out of their own Kogan warehouse.

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            @hollykryten: Good to know….On a positive note I have tracking for the re-ordered printer so it looks like PBTech will deliver..