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Bye Bye Lexmark



January 14, 2009 – Comments (2)

After issuing a much lowered earnings estimate and stating that printing volume is down, the future looks very bleak for this company. As a regretful user of a Lexmark printer, I know exactly what is happening. Somewhere along the way, some very important person at Lexmark decided to stop focusing on making quality printers for home use and decided to look for ways to milk customers buy making smaller ink cartridges that don't work as well. I was spending about 40 cents a page on my last Lexmark inkjet printer. Sorry, Lexmark, but you can only sing that song for so long and then it is bye bye to your company. And even if Lexmark does start making quality printers, I won't buy one until everyone I know says "buy Lexmark because they make the best printers". Don't expect me to be the guinnea pig. Wait till HP pipes in about how their printer business is doing and then we will really see the contrast. Things at Lexmark are worse than many people realize. Another once good company ruined by greed.

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#1) On January 14, 2009 at 11:05 AM, FoolishChemist (92.14) wrote:

Lexmark is still around?  I bought a lexmark printer back in 2002 had it for a few years but really it was a piece of junk and a hassle to use.  Bought a Dell printer in 2004 and it's still going great.

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#2) On January 14, 2009 at 12:09 PM, Imperial1964 (93.41) wrote:

Lexmark ever made good printers?  I had a fairly cheap one from about 2001 to 2004 and got a lot of use out of it, but it was still junk.

Three months after purchase it quit working and I had to disassemble it and lubricate the moving parts.  The mechanicals wore and it started printing crooked.  Then the buttons on the front quit working.  Then it started printing the text wavy.  Finally it quit printing altogether.

I've had good experience with Cannons, using one for 6 years (with the same print head) without trouble before it gave out.  It might have just been a bad print head.

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