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Q: What is a really good fax machine to buy? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: What is a really good fax machine to buy?
Category: Reference, Education and News > Consumer Information
Asked by: pendleton-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 18 Jun 2003 11:18 PDT
Expires: 18 Jul 2003 11:18 PDT
Question ID: 218829
Hi. I am in the market for a new fax machine.
If I told you what I have you would wonder
if they even made fax machines then!

Now, I do not send or receive that many faxes in 
a weeks time. 
what I am interested in is a fax machine that:
1--- Sends and receives really good copies.
2--- Is pretty fast at sending, though it does not need to be super fast.
3--- Tell me a little about overall price difference is I go with a 
plain paper fax or one that uses fax paper.
4---- I want a machine that will work well for me for 5-10 years.
5---- I do NOT need all the bells and whistles. Send fax, receive fax --- period.

I already know of the great service of "froogle", so if you give me 2 or 3
good names and product numbers, I can shop more intelligently.

God bless you to know and do His will!
John P.
Subject: Re: What is a really good fax machine to buy?
Answered By: aditya2k-ga on 18 Jun 2003 12:45 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi pendleton,

Good day and thanks for your question.

At the outset, I use the Hewlett-Packard 1020 Plain Paper Fax, and it
is extremely good. I bought it for around $200.

A couple of good resources (reviews & ratings) :

The Faithful Fax

Consumer Guide - Desktop Fax Machines
According to the above site, the top selling fax machines are :
1) Panasonic KX-FHD331  
2) Panasonic Panasonic KX-FL521 Multifunction Laser Fax, TAD, 50# DIAL
(KX-FL521) (KX-FL521) - KX-FL521
3) Canon 8500  
4) Brother PPF-2800  
5) Sharp UX-510A  
6) Brother IntelliFax-2800 Laser Plain Paper Fax Phone & Copier  
7) HP C8580A  

I hope this answers your question. If you have any clarifications,
please don't hesitate to ask

Thank you for using this service and have a nice day


Request for Answer Clarification by pendleton-ga on 18 Jun 2003 14:07 PDT
So what is the price difference 1-- for machines
2--- plain paper (cost of paper and cartridge,toner) versus fax paper.?

Clarification of Answer by aditya2k-ga on 18 Jun 2003 22:44 PDT
Hi again,

The Brother IntelliFax 770 (approx. $120) is the price leader in the
plain-paper thermal category. The Panasonic KX-FP101 (approx. $140) is
the Brother IntelliFax 770's closest price competitor.

In the plain paper category, Brother IntelliFax 1270 (approx. $150)
and the Panasonic KX-FP 121 (approx. $190) are the price leaders.

As far as the machine is concerned, the price difference ranges from
$30 to $200 (for more expensive and advances fax machines)

Coming to the paper, thermal paper costs 1.5 to 2 times that of plain
paper. Furthermore, thermal paper is difficult to write on, and the
text fades after some time.

It is strongly recommended to use a plain paper fax machine.

pendleton-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Dear aditya2k-ga  --- great job and thanks for making sense of things
so that I can buy wisely.
Because of you and other researchers, I love ANSWERS!!!!

God bless you to know and do His will!
John P.

Subject: Re: What is a really good fax machine to buy?
From: pinkfreud-ga on 18 Jun 2003 22:13 PDT
I highly recommend Epinions as a good place to find a suitable fax
machine. The site offers reviews from actual users, technical details,
and price comparisons. I hardly ever buy anything anymore without
checking Epinions first.

Epinions: Fax Machines
Subject: Re: What is a really good fax machine to buy?
From: mark800-ga on 20 Jun 2003 17:43 PDT
Go with plain paper!!!!!!!!!!

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