We have been getting some requests for HP multi-function units that are so far in the future for fulfillment that their competitors are even sending out specials to try and get people away from HP.
You know it’s bad as a manufacturer when you have a month or more to deliver products people want today. This is happening with HP right now. The good news for you is there are good deals from Xerox and Lexmark which are actually better multi-functions. So, it is possible their bad delivery schedule could be saving you hundreds of dollars. Take for instance the HP Laserjet 4345x (with fax) and the Lexmark X654de…
HP LaserJet M4345 MFP series
Black Toner Yield
Black Toner Cost
Cost per Print
Other Consumables* Estimate (based on industry averages, specifics will vary by model)
Total cost of toner for 36 months based on 2 reams per week
Total Estimated Cost of Supplies Including all Consumables
So, as you look at these comparisons, maybe you’ll see why it’s not such a bad thing there is a supply constraint.