Printer deals

October 29 Save $110 on a Brother Colour LED Printer (Save 37%)

Posted by on October 29, 2012 at 4:00 AM Save $110 on a Brother Colour LED Printer (Save 37%)

Print like a pro and save money like a cheapskate with this Brother printer from NewEgg Canada.

This is quite a good sale and as such has been limited to 5 per customer. Darn, I was going to order a baker’s dozen. The printer was $299.99 but like I mentioned you save $110 which brings your price to $189.99.

You’ll notice that his is an LED printer as opposed to a laser printer. The two actual;;y work in quite a similar way but LED has one major advantage! The laser printer uses laser light to “paint” the blank areas of the page you are printing on to the print drum. The toner doesn’t go where the light has touched. This means that the laser has to mechanically move back and forth to hit the right areas. The LED printers use a stationary strip of LEDs that span the length of the drum and therefore do not have to move.

This printer is more geared towards business, it seems. Here are some features:

  • Up to 19 ppm
  • 600 x 2400 dpi Black Print Quality
  • Ethernet
  • Up to 25,000 pages monthly
  • 64 MB Memory, std.
  • (Expires: 31st October 2012)

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    September 13

    Staples Canada: HP Deskjet 2510 Colour Inkjet All-in-One Printer Was $99.98 | Now $29.98

    Posted by on September 13, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    Staples Canada: HP Deskjet 2510 Colour Inkjet All in One Printer Was $99.98 | Now $29.98

    Tis the season for great printer deals. Pick up an HP Deskjet 2510 Colour Inkjet All-in-One Printer at Staples for only $29.98, saving you $70 off the original price of $99.98.


    • Printer, copier and scanner
    • Prints up to 7.5 ppm (ISO) black and up to 4.5 ppm colour (ISO)
    • Prints up to 4800 x 1200 dpi resolution
    • 60-sheet input tray, 25-sheet output tray

    Do note, you must purchase the cord that connects your printer to your computer separately. This is standard for almost all printers, but I sometimes forget.

    I think this is another lovely deal from Staples Canada. If you top up your cart to $50 you will also receive free shipping.

    Expiry: 18th, September 2012

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    September 7

    Staples Canada: Save $60 on HP Officejet 4500 Colour Inkjet All-in-One Printer Now $39.96

    Posted by on September 7, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    Staples Canada: Save $60 on HP Officejet 4500 Colour Inkjet All in One Printer Now $39.96

    Staples Canada is offering $60 of HP Officejet 4500 Colour Inkjet All-in-One Printer. Originally $99.96, the printer is on sale for $39.96.

    This printer actually has pretty good reviews. With 38 reviews it ranks a solid 4.0/5.

    Here is one such review:

    Have had no problems at all with this printer since its installation almost a year ago. Works well, prints quickly and print quality is perfect.
    One of the more economical printers “ink-wise”.

    I had trouble finding this printer in Canada, but I did end up finding it a few places. The cheapest elsewhere was at for $79.99. Everywhere else it was between $89.99 and $129.99. So this, I declare, is a VERY good price!

    I actually need a new printer. Every second day I have a strong desire to throw mine out the window of my 17th floor apartment and watch gravity at work.

    Expiry: 11th, September 2012

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    September 4 Labour Day Sale on PCs, Laptops and Accessories (Save up to 76%)

    Posted by on September 4, 2012 at 5:00 AM Labour Day Sale on PCs, Laptops and Accessories (Save up to 76%)

    Even the equipment manufacturers are celebrating Labour day with some sales. HP Canada is giving some deep discounts on a handful of products.

    There are six products on sale. Here they are:

    On top of these ridiculously good deals they all have free shipping. If you aren’t interested in these specific deals they also have free shipping for the entire site.

    HP is doing some cool stuff with these TouchSmart PCs. The biggest selling point is that they are touch sensitive like your tablet or smartphone. Now obviously it would get tiring to hold your arm out past they keyboard and the mouse to touch the screen but there are some use cases that make the touch screen convenient. Of course there is gaming and even scrolling long web pages or documents. I know someone who has one of these and they said it came with some video editing software that makes good use of the touch screen.

    Of course Windows 8 is coming out soon and it’s new default interface is very touch screen friendsly so this is kind of futureproofing to an extent.

    Another cool feature is that these are all-in-one PCs, meaning that you don’t have a screen attached to a tower, you just have a screen. Everything that would normally be in the tower, the hard drive, the motherboard, the DVD Drive, is built into the back of the screen.

    Anywho, take a look and choose your new computer!

    (Expires: 6th September 2012)

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    August 22

    Monoprice: 20% off all Ink and Toner Cartridges with Coupon Code

    Posted by on August 22, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Monoprice: 20% off all Ink and Toner Cartridges with Coupon Code

    You always need to refill your printers, whether it’s your inkjet at home or your work laser printer or, at the prices nowadays, your home laser printer. Why not buy them for 20% off the already low prices at

    The coupon code is as follows:

    • Coupon Code: BTSINK
    • Discount: Save 20% off of ink and toner cartridges
    • Expiry: Unknown

    MonoPrice has an impressive selection of ink and toner cartridges. They have a page to find the right cartridge that has printers from manufacturers I’ve never even heard of. It looks like they even have cartridges for some specialty printers.

    As with everything on MonoPrice, you can save some serious money when you buy their products in quantity. I don’t suspect anyone is going to buy 50 toner cartridges but it isn’t beyond the realm of possibility that you’d want to order two or three. Actually, you really should always have a second cartridge on hand just in case you run out. I can’t tell you how many sites I support in my day job that run out of toner and have to live without printing until they get another cartridge. Losing the ability to print can be really detrimental to a lot of businesses.

    It’s important to note that these cartridges are not OEM. They are cartridges that have been recycled and refilled. The quality of these cartridges is generally very good and you save a lot of money over the insane prices that the OEMs charge. A few years ago someone made a graph of the price of printer ink, vs. other liquids such as human blood, penicillin, Red Bull, bottled water and crude oil. Disgustingly enough, printer ink is nearly double the price per milliliter for the next most expensive liquid on the graph, human blood. Crude Oil (at the time) didn’t even register on this chart!

    If you enjoy paying more to print your kid’s school report than you would to buy blood to keep your kid alive, go right ahead. As for me, I’m going to use MonoPrice and save my money to buy precious, precious blood. For more deals check out our Monoprice Coupon Codes page at Bargainmoose!

    (Expires: Unknown)

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    August 18 Acer Laptop (Save $100), SDHC Memory Card (Save $35), Epson Printer (Save $60)

    Posted by on August 18, 2012 at 3:00 AM Acer Laptop (Save $100), SDHC Memory Card (Save $35), Epson Printer (Save $60)

    This is Staples Canada’s Saturday door crasher and is is pretty awesome. Why, you may ask, has you been given this sweet, sweet deal for free? Well, it’s because we here at Bargainmoose love you.

    The three products are:

    There are a couple of things you need to know about this sale. First off this is only valid on 18 August 2012 starting right now (3:00AM ET) and will run for 24 hours.

    Second thing you need to know is that I think this is a traditional “door crasher” sale. That means there are limited quantity. If you are looking at this article and want the products above, get them now. Don’t come back later because the item could very well be sold out.

    I’m going to be working on a TOP SECRET PROJECT for you beautiful moosers and for it I’ll need a computer. You may remember me mentioning that I’ve gotten rid of my computer and only have a tablet. The tablet is great and, so far, it has worked for almost everything I have needed to do but when it comes to TOP SECRET PROJECTS, I’m gonna need a real PC. That being said, this computer isn’t blazingly fast or super high performance but it’ll do for my TOP SECRET PROJECT.


    (Expires: 19 August 2012, 3:00 AM ET)

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    August 15 Up to 57% Off Select All-in-One Printers (Save $130)

    Posted by on August 15, 2012 at 2:00 PM Up to 57% Off Select All in One Printers (Save $130)

    Amazon Canada has some great All-in-one printer deals for back to school. They are all inkjet printers and you can get them with an assortment of features and prices. Something for everyone on Bargainmoose!

    There are five printers available:

    As usual since these are all over $25 they ship for free from Amazon.

    Everyone seems to be putting printers on sale but this is the only sale I’ve seen recently (that I remember, at least) that only has all-in-one printers. My current printer is a $30 throw-away Lexmark printer that I’m pretty sure has been sitting in disuse for so long it’s completely clogged and useless. The cartridges probably cost more than a new printer.

    My dad’s printer, on the other hand, is an all-in-one. It’s a pretty old printer and he almost never uses is except for the occasional print job but from time to time he has the need to scan something and it’s great to have the scanner feature available. It’d be the same for the fax and photo printing for a lot of people as well. I suspect that not everyone needs a fax every day but when you need it, it’s great to have it.

    Now this sale’s primary purpose, I suppose, is back to school. All the stuff I mentioned earlier (fax, scanner, copier, etc…) are great features to have, especially packed into one small unit. When I was in college I more than once had to go from my place to the school to use a printer or pay them 10 cents to send a fax. I wish I had one of these.

    So no matter what your price range or use case, there is something here for you. Check it out and pick one up while the deal is hot!

    (Expires: 2nd September 2012)

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    July 12

    Laser vs Inkjet Printer: Cost Comparison

    Posted by on July 12, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Laser vs Inkjet Printer: Cost Comparison

    Many people automatically assume that inkjet printers are cheaper because, well… they are cheaper. But when it comes to the costs over the life of the printer, that could be another matter entirely. Here are some things to think about when you are choosing what type of printer to purchase:

    Initial purchase price:

    The cost to buy a basic inkjet printer ranges from around $30 for the cheapest model.

    The cost to buy a laser printer ranges from around $70 (for the cheapest model).

    As you can see,  basic laser printers are more expensive.  At least initially they are. The printer I bought recently is a Brother multi-function all in one (refurbished) for around $300.

    Here are some other pros and cons of laser vs inkjet printers as it is not simply price that you should look at when consider one or the other:

    Laser vs Inkjet Printer: Cost ComparisonPROS of Laser Printers:

    Laser printers print documents quickly and smudge free.   They can do this in high volume too.

    PROS of Inkjet Printers:

    Some inkjet printers can print colour more easily than laser printers, some inkjet printers can print photos (provided you have photo paper), and they are smaller and more easily portable.  They are cheaper to manufacture than laser printers.

    CONS of Laser Printers:

    Laser printers are pretty bulky and heavy, some with a large footprint.   Not a great idea if your office is small or there’s nowhere to put it.

    According to Now Toronto, a study done by Queensland University of Technology, certain laser printers may give off ultrafine particles that may be equivalent in terms of lung damage to inhaling a cigarette.

    Also, Now Toronto states that certain laser printers use at least over 30 times the electricity when compared to an inkjet printer for the same job.  They are energy zappers, that’s for sure (unless you get an Energy Star one).  But they use the same amount of energy as an inkjet printer when in idle mode.  Best idea is to turn off your powerbar when you’re not using your printer to save electricity.

    CLaser vs Inkjet Printer: Cost ComparisonONS of Inkjet Printers:

    Inkjet printers may run out of inkjet cartridges fairly quickly which means you’ll likely be buying cartridges quite regularly.  Inkjet printers print things s-l-o-w-l-y so if you’re the impatient type, inkjet printers might not be for you.

    Maintenance purchase price:

    For inkjet printers, you need to buy inkjet cartridges.  According to PC World Business, the price per page of an inkjet printer is $0.20 for colour printing or $0.07 to $0.08 per page for strictly black and white.  It might be cheaper if you ensure that you re-use your cartridges and just go to an inkjet place to refill the cartridges.

    For laser printers, you need to buy the toner cartridge.  Also according to PC World Business, the price per page for a laser printer is $0.06 per page.

    A 3 toner pack of cartridges can be bought at Costco for about $187 including tax, or $62 per cartridge.  I have been using my refurbished Brother MFC laser all in one printer for almost one year and have printed off stacks and stacks of paper for school.  So far, I have used one cartridge (the one that came with the printer) and am on my second cartridge (which I bought at Costco).

    Conclusion?  Inket or Laser?

    Since the cost per page is pretty similar in terms of maintenance costs (6 cents for inkjet vs 7-8 cents for laser), there are many factors to consider here, including important factors that don’t only involve initial cost or maintenance cost.  If your printing needs are pretty low volume, you like the options of printing photos, and you would rather be kinder to the environment, then the inkjet printer may be for you.

    If you print high volume stuff and need the speed of a laser printer, this may be for you, but you need to remember that the electricity a laser printer uses can be very high.

    For both, we need to be cognizant to remember not to simply throw away toner cartridges or inkjet cartridges in the garbage because they leak chemicals that aren’t good for us… chemicals that we don’t want to be drinking as part of our water.

    Bargainmoosers, do you use Inkjet or Laser and which one do you prefer?

    Laser vs Inkjet Printer: Cost Comparison

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    July 6

    Newegg Canada: Brother All-In-One Laser Printer with Networking and Duplex only $160 (Was $270)

    Posted by on July 6, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Newegg Canada: Brother All In One Laser Printer with Networking and Duplex only $160 (Was $270)

    Print with LASERS on BOTH sides of the page… Like a boss!

    There are a few ways to tell if something is a good deal. The first is to check out Bargainmoose. (Eh? Eh? See what I did there? Yeah.) the second is to see if the company has put a limit on how many you can buy. Normally you see a limit of five per household on bottles of pop or bars of soap. Something little that people might go in and buy 150 of just to have them forever. You rarely see it on a $160 printer. Well this $160 printer has a limit of five per customer at Newegg because it’s that good of a deal. You add $5 shipping on top of the whole deal and you’re golden.

    The printer is a Brother MFC-7460DN. It is really full featured with a fax, scanner, copier with auto-feeder) and duplexing. On top of that it has your standard stuff like an adjustable paper tray manual feeder, etc… It prints up to 27PPM. The printer is geared for small offices and home offices.

    I suspect that, at this insane price, these printers are going to sell out stupid fast so pick up one (or five?) right now! Go! No, don’t stand around waiting! Get out of here (and then come right back for more deals!).

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    July 5

    Brother Laser Multifunction Device Was $180 Now $90+ Shipping @ NCIX Canada

    Posted by on July 5, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Brother Laser Multifunction Device Was $180 Now $90+ Shipping @ NCIX Canada

    There’s a super price on the Brother MFC-7220 Laser Multifunction copier, scanner, printer. It was $179.98 and you can now buy it for only $89.99 plus shipping.

    Ground shipping is a flat rate of $9.99, which while a little steep, it still keep the final price of the Brother printer under the $100 mark (plus taxes).

    There are a number of customer reviews published on NCIX for the Brother MFC-7220 Laser Multifunction device, with an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. There are a lot more reviews on the page for this printer, if you’d like to read some more varied viewpoints to help in your purchasing decision. There’s good:

    I was looking for a high quality fax and stumbled upon Brother’s 5 in 1 Laser Multifunction Center. This is a great piece of equipment for anyone to have, even if you are just looking for a good laser printer.

    And bad:

    The product itself is decent and prints well, but jams when you try to print envelopes.

    I’ve price compared this from other online retailers, and there’s quite a difference. For example, the model is $140 at Staples and $234 at Amazon!

    (Expiry unknown)

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    July 1

    Samsung Colour Laser Multifunction Printer Was $250 now $140 @ Memory Express

    Posted by on July 1, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Samsung Colour Laser Multifunction Printer Was $250 now $140 @ Memory Express

    If you’ve been looking for a new laser printer, there’s a good deal at Memory Express online store which you might like to consider. They’ve got a good price on the Samsung CLX-3185 Color Laser Multifunction Printer, Copier & Scanner – it’s down from $249.99 to only $139.99!!

    That’s a really good price for a known brand colour laser printer. To Price compare, this device is $220 at Amazon, $190 at NCIX, $180 at CanadaComputers, $215 at DirectCanada – so you can see it’s a superb price from Memory Express.

    As for shipping, I did a test order and shipping was only $4.99 – really reasonable!

    No matter which laser printer you purchase, you can probably be resolved to the fact that replacement toner is going to be quite pricey. The Samsung printer ships with a starter cartridge which will do about 1000 pages, but regular cartridges will likely yield more. If you want to be prepared, you could do your research on that before you buy.

    As I am self-employed, I’ve got to make a few business purchases this year, and a colour laser printer is one of the few things that I have been thinking about buying for my home office. I’ve already got a mono laser printer which I use from time to time, but a colour one would be handy too!

    (Expires 4th July 2012)

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    May 31

    Super Cheap Laser Printers @ Staples

    Posted by on May 31, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Super Cheap Laser Printers @ Staples

    Attach frickin’ laserbeams to these printers!

    Here are some of the better deals available:

    There are a lot of good printers here from the $100 “home” printers to $1500 enterprise printers. Of the batch, I think the Samsungs are the best deals for the demographic who reads bargainmoose but if we have any enterprise purchasers out there, HP has a great enterprise level printer available. In any event, that Colour printer from Samsung is an amazing deal. On top off all that, shipping is free for purchases over $50.

    I remember when no-one had laser printers at home because even the low-end ones were stupid expensive. I was thinking about why these have become so cheap where a lot of other printers, like Inkjet printers, haven’t really come down in price much. I think it’s because there haven’t been any major innovations in Laser printing in quite some time. Inkjets get features added fairly regularly. Most of these amount to better quality and faster printing but laser printers are kind of at an upper limit of speed and quality with current technology. Sure there are improvements but they aren’t enough to push the price up or keep it level.

    And all this means that you, the consumer, is very happy.

    (Expires: 5th June 2012)

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    May 4

    The Source Canada: Cannon Pixma Photo Printer $29.99 (Save $20)

    Posted by on May 4, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    The Source Canada: Cannon Pixma Photo Printer $29.99 (Save $20)

    If you are looking for a great deal on a printer, The Source Canada has their Cannon Pixma Photo Printer on sale for just $29.99 (regular price is $49.99).  This deal is available until 9th May 2012.

    This printer got a 4/5 rating from this satisfied customer:

    I like the printer, but the fact that it does not have anything to catch the paper after it has finished printing is something of a drawback. I have my machine on a small table and I have to catch the paper before it falls on the floor. The only other negative thing I have to say is that it is noisy. Value, however, for money is good.

    Getting a photo printer for just $29.99 you really can’t go wrong.  It is equipped with auto fix that will categorize photos into 5 different categories (portrait, scenery, night scenery, snapshot with scenery, or snapshot with night scenery).   It will print 4.8 color pages per minute and has a 4800 x 1200 print resolution.

    I love the convenience of having a photo printer at home because sometimes I just don’t have time to print them off at the store.  This is a handy little printer to have.

    (Expiry: 9th May 2012)

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    March 22

    The Source Canada: HP Officejet Wireless Printer $60 (Reg. $140)

    Posted by on March 22, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    The Source Canada: HP Officejet Wireless Printer $60 (Reg. $140)

    Save $80 off the regular price of an HP OFFICEJET 4500 WIRELESS ALL-IN-ONE PRINTER at The Source Canada. This printer is marked down to only $59.99 (reg. $140).

    The HP OFFICEJET 4500 WIRELESS ALL-IN-ONE PRINTER can print, scan, copy and fax. It can print 28 pages per minute in black or up to 22 per minute in colour. The wireless feature is perfect for anyone with multiple computers, tablets or other devices and you don’t have to be tied to the printer.  The fax feature would be handy – that’s missing on my current printer and I’m ready to get rid of my old style fax machine.

    Get this printer shipped to your home for $4.99 or select free in store pickup.

    Expires: 28th March, 2012

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    March 20

    Best Buy Canada:HP Officejet Wireless all in 1 Printer $169.99 (reg. $299.99)2 Day Sale

    Posted by on March 20, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Best Buy Canada:HP Officejet Wireless all in 1 Printer $169.99 (reg. $299.99)2 Day Sale

    Best Buy Canada has one of their printers on for a very good price right now.  They have their HP Officejet wireless all in 1 printer on sale for just $169.99 (regular price is $299.99) until 22nd March 2012.

    This printer has some cool features to it.

    • Print from the Web and mobile devices
    • Print professional colour for low cost per page vs. in-class, wide-format inkjet all-in-ones
    • Save on paper using digital faxing options
    • Use up to 40% less energy than comparable laser products with this ENERGY STAR qualified all-in-one
    • Print professional business materials – from 3×3 to 13×19 inches

    I did some price comparisons for this printer and found it at Staples Canada on sale for $179.91, and oddly enough everywhere else I looked they either didn’t have it or it was out of stock already.  I have had many HP products in the past and find them to be a very good quality brand name.

    (Expiry: 22nd March 2012)

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