HP Deskjet 3055A All in one printer £34.50 @ Tesco direct
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HP Deskjet 3055A All in one printer £34.50 @ Tesco direct

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Found 23rd Sep 2013
Looking for a low budget printer for uni. I came over this at tesco and this was the cheapest compared to other big retails, looking at the prices on amazon for ink they seem very reasonable.

amazon.co.uk/HP-…301

amazon.co.uk/HP-…301

Its also got built in wireless which is really good, when you got other students which everyone can all use, plus it is compatible with apples air print so i can print directly from my ipad and iphone.

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great offer, but most expensive on the market for ink

Original Poster

its fairly cheaper than other brands which you have to buy individual ink cartridges isnt it ?
£9 for black and £10 for colour aint that bad.

It was £18 for a double pack of ink (black & tri) in Tesco, and if you bought 2, they'd add 750 cc points.
Edited by: "s.m.jenkins77" 23rd Sep 2013

ink not too pricey and brilliant , virtually sets itself up, and with the addition of e-print its a great buy, heat added

Great price considering it has wifi as well!

This is the printer that was free the other week when you bought a tablet at £99. They must have a shed load of them to get rid of. Decent price, as above, for a wifi printer.

this is fab for the money my 8 yr old loves it even knows how to print her photos out

I've got this printer and find it a good general purpose device. I bought it because it uses one of cheapest inks on the market.

Great printer, I got it free with an HP tablet which made it even sweeter

This is a cracking wee printer,I have had mine for a good couple of years now and it's been ideal.
Ink isn't that expensive either.
Edited by: "takethatfan1978" 23rd Sep 2013

takethatfan1978

This is a cracking wee printer,I have had mine for a good couple of tears … This is a cracking wee printer,I have had mine for a good couple of tears now and it's been ideal.Ink isn't that expensive either.



No printer is worth crying over, man up

I remember I got this for £6 off staples years ago haha! Great printer + scanner, recommended.

Sharpharp

No printer is worth crying over, man up



thats what happens when you reply using a phone,but to be honest your reply was not actually that funny!

Looking for a low budget printer for uni. I came over this at tesco



oO

Did you not get thrown out?

hawkis

oODid you not get thrown out?



You dirty.........

I'm after an all in one printer, but cartridges for this are around £11-20 (ink-raider.com) where other printers are £2-4 (including my current printer),
thanks OP, but giving this a miss (not posting cold).

Highly recommended. I got this from Tesco for uni too a few months back for £40, and that was a good deal! Saving an extra fiver then is great. The ink isn't actually too expensive, especially if you keep an eye out for Tesco to do Clubcard incentives like they did a few weeks back (I got 750 points for buying two or more inks). Heat added!

alansrangers

great offer, but most expensive on the market for ink


I buy those Tesco band refill for my HP 7400 all-in, works flawlessly.

Cold from me. Tesco Customer Service is non-existent and you'll end up with a useless cheap printer in your loft (speaking from experience). My advice, spend a little more on a decent printer from a reliable retailer.

Banned

alansrangers

great offer, but most expensive on the market for ink



altho the inks for these printers is about £3- £4 than most of the others on the market (low end printers)

they also worth the most in recycling so when they empty send them the the recycling factory (free post) for £2.60 black and £3.75 color, (than the cost is really the same, since all the 364 users get for recycling is .20p)

also as others have said you can find them cheaply if you look or with CC points to offside cost, i'll had my 3055a for a few years now and have never paid more than £6 for each ink (counting rewards) but not counting the recycling so sub £4 each ink

chrisking66

altho the inks for these printers is about £3- £4 than most of the others … altho the inks for these printers is about £3- £4 than most of the others on the market (low end printers) they also worth the most in recycling so when they empty send them the the recycling factory (free post) for £2.60 black and £3.75 color, (than the cost is really the same, since all the 364 users get for recycling is .20p)also as others have said you can find them cheaply if you look or with CC points to offside cost, i'll had my 3055a for a few years now and have never paid more than £6 for each ink (counting rewards) but not counting the recycling so sub £4 each ink



my current printer costs (an old Epson DX3800) costs around 45p a cartridge, so £4 - £6 is too big a jump in terms of costs. I wouldnt regard that as cheap in any sense of the word

Hot.. I bought this a while back and it had been fine.. Prints and via wifi and email, no problems, also scans over wifi to my macs.

Cheaper ink priced are always welcome but it doesn't stop me using it. I always read these threads to see the best ink bargains

check ebay big black cartridges only 9.60 delivered
Edited by: "bilbo" 23rd Sep 2013

Tempted

good printer if you intend to use up all ink that's been provided already and throw the printer away or sell it off.

If you plan to refill inks or install new cartridges, good luck to you & your patience.

HP is dead 2 me
Edited by: "daboy10" 23rd Sep 2013

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003LNLPQ6/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

Searching for a bigger black but this is a start

I bought this the last time it was on offer and I found that the ink is very expensive. It doesn't last long at all, nowhere near the guidelines on the ink cartridges. Also, third party inks don't work very well. Sometimes they'll work and other times they just won't. In any case, the printer recognises that the ink is "fake"

Several other annoyances such as having to print a test page and alignment (pops up every time if you don't do it even though there's no need for it )and I suspect that every time you turn it on, it blows ink out into a pad to clean the nozzles which wastes a hell of a lot of ink. I certainly wish I'd spent more on a laser printer. I would have saved a lot in ink costs by now.

good deal. Not sure about ink prices though. Some of the new HPs you cannot buy compatibles for so be careful. But still £35 for a printer/scanner is good. Heat Added

eBay seems to have a bunch of XL black inks for around £8-10. That'll do

Nice printer and a set of colour and black inks can normally be had for around 15 quid

ericwong13

its fairly cheaper than other brands which you have to buy individual ink … its fairly cheaper than other brands which you have to buy individual ink cartridges isnt it ?£9 for black and £10 for colour aint that bad.


Yes but heavier users prefer separate colours so you only have to replace them when empty. With a combi colour if one colour is gone then you need to replace all 3 colours at once, wasting ink.

hawkis

oODid you not get thrown out?


dabas

You dirty.........



You two made me laugh out loud
Edited by: "Triads" 23rd Sep 2013

Mine broke after 1 year

lowrieh1

This is the printer that was free the other week when you bought a tablet … This is the printer that was free the other week when you bought a tablet at £99. They must have a shed load of them to get rid of. Decent price, as above, for a wifi printer.



I got this deal. The printer is not too bad. Got it for the kids to use.

ericwong13

its fairly cheaper than other brands which you have to buy individual ink … its fairly cheaper than other brands which you have to buy individual ink cartridges isnt it ?£9 for black and £10 for colour aint that bad.



When you take into account that you can get a full set of 6 individual ink cartridges for £5 for my old canon ip6700d printer - you see why ink is expensive for this printer.

chrisking66

altho the inks for these printers is about £3- £4 than most of the others … altho the inks for these printers is about £3- £4 than most of the others on the market (low end printers) they also worth the most in recycling so when they empty send them the the recycling factory (free post) for £2.60 black and £3.75 color, (than the cost is really the same, since all the 364 users get for recycling is .20p)also as others have said you can find them cheaply if you look or with CC points to offside cost, i'll had my 3055a for a few years now and have never paid more than £6 for each ink (counting rewards) but not counting the recycling so sub £4 each ink



.......which recycling factory pays that,......got heir details please.......:|

my 2 cents worth would be to tell you to avoid the 2 cartridge system - quality isnt great imho. Id spend an extra tenner and go for one of the Epsons which use daisy 18 inks. loads of 3rd party inks are available, from the very cheap to high quality compatibles, and the quality increase is noticeable.

Midjet76

Yes but heavier users prefer separate colours so you only have to replace … Yes but heavier users prefer separate colours so you only have to replace them when empty. With a combi colour if one colour is gone then you need to replace all 3 colours at once, wasting ink.



I think it's good for light to moderate use, sure there's more cost effective out there though. I've been using the blue once the black runs out to not waste the colour ink, which I otherwise don't use much frankly.

I've got one of these. Not a top line photo printer but for everyday use and the odd photo, with e print and wifi it's a great machine for the price!

Previously seduced by a good price in Tescos and got one of these.
Not particularly happy with mine and would choose something else even for the money.
Wifi connection unreliable - constantly drops (BT homehub)
Wifi scanning flaky on a mac.
Reports my original (out of box) cartridge is a fake.
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