Saying good-by to two good old friends, Canon Copier and Sharp Fax.

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Sony 1993 copier

Technology has moved so rapidly.  It's hard to keep up and sometimes we just find it too expensive to keep up or we just don't want to part with old helpers that still work fine.

My records show that I bought this Canon copier in 1996.  It is the kind that you do one page at a time.  That takes a little time but then we had this kind in the offices.  We didn't have the zip through marvels that we now use.

It has been a workhorse.  I had no trouble with it and had to buy a cartridge very few times.  It will still work BUT some screw that held the little feeder door broke and that screw messed up the paper holder and now the paper holder won't open and close.

Then this Sharp fax machine is probably even older.  I didn't keep my purchase date.  It has also been a workhorse.  I put rolls of paper in it.

I decided to be fancier and replaced it once with one that called a plain-paper fax.  That was the worst fax ever.  I took it to the office and set it up front with a sign that said "FREE."  Whoever took didn't get a bargain!  I then dragged this one back out.  It now has quit being legible.  Still works but you just can't read the faxes very well.

I replaced them this week with an HPLaserJet M1319f MFP which is taking me some time to learn.

I also put aside my old HP LaserJet 1100A but it is NOT going to the graveyard until I see how this new thing works.  It's just moved off to the side for awhile.  It is ancient too and the scan part quit working because of a new computer that it couldn't understand.  I really need a scanner and a fax and that's why I indulged.

My old friends do deserve this eulogy.  They were worth every cent that I paid for them and I wish they could have a life beyond, sorta like Charles Buell's Raven.

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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
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I took my Panasonic FAX machine out into the yard and beat it to death. Then I went over to Panasonic's web site and wrote about beating it to death. I hated that thing. It was an insult to all things made from plastic.

I bought a Brothers Intellifax 4100 E shortly thereafter and haven't had one problem faxing since. Knock on wood.

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June 22, 2009 10:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Troy Erickson
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor
Terra Solis Realty, LLC www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com

Barbara - With the prices of the all-in-one fax, copy, scan, print getting so low, you can't really go wrong.  I used to have a separate fax and printer, but the price to buy new ink and toner was more than a HP all-in-one, that came with ink.

June 22, 2009 06:02 PM
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Tony Orefice
Realtor/Harrisburg NC,Concord NC
Wilkinson and Associates/www.TonyOreficeRealtor.com

Hi Barbara,

as usual, the old stuff is better made than the new stuff. Sad but true!

June 22, 2009 09:42 PM
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Scott Hoen
VP, SWD Director of Marketing, ePro, MBA
First American Title Company

And you save space by combining the printer, scanner and fax unit into one.

June 23, 2009 12:24 PM
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Barbara S. Duncan
CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR
RE/MAX Advantage

Elizabeth, I think I probably read your review on Amazon.com after I went in to review the sucker that I'd already bought!  Someone said they'd beat it to death!!  I didn't know you then.

Troy, I'm gonna learn how to enjoy it! 

Tony,  but now I can do more than one page at a time!  It may not last as long however.

Scott, I have room for more collectibles around me now!!  Space, space, and more space!!

June 23, 2009 08:34 PM
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