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Old Sep 27, 2010, 1:13 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I have a chance to buy a used Cannon Pro 9000 printer.
Its about 4 years old. the lady that has it is up-grading to a newer model.
She's asking $125 they go for $400 new, what's your opinion, should I jump on it or pass?
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Old Sep 27, 2010, 1:19 PM   #2
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not sure about it - i have the canon 9000 pro Mk II and its a fantastic printer certainly but not sure what its predecessor was like - but be warned they DRINK ink and you'll run out of wall space quickly printing at A3 =) but it is great to see your photos printed out large - i've taken up mounting my photos too and am thinking on investing in some frame making equipment too =) something satisfying about doing it yourself
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Old Sep 27, 2010, 3:50 PM   #3
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Hey JP, thanks for the feed back.
I haven't looked at the printer yet so, I'm not sure if this one is the Mk II or not.
If it's 4 years old, would that mean it can't be the MKII? I'm not sure when they started making that model.
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i'm not sure when the mk II was introduced but if it is the one your looking at then i can recommend it - beautiful quality prints from it - i got mine for christmas last year and love it
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for $120 on that one you cant beat it!! I have a much lower model canon printer thats about 5 years old and it prints exceptional 8X10's with the right kind of paper. Ink is depleted quickly and is rather expensive, but thats probably from me getting the budget series printer
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well the 8 ink tanks mean your not throwing away ink replacing cartridges but it eats them when doing large prints

you can get a continous ink supply system for it but then your not using geniune canon inks which means you dont get the chromalife 100 performance and you might be risking clogging up the print head - so far i've stuck with the geniune cartridges and canon paper too
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Old Sep 28, 2010, 1:10 AM   #7
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No Friend i think that you buy that lady's printer only..
Because of low cost..
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GW, just remember that these high end printers really have a thirst for ink and I have found that it is less expensive to have my photos printed at a lab instead of on my Epson R1900.

Every printing mistake is costly, where at the lab I just have them do it over!

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Thanks for all the feedback guys.
I ran it past my wife... can't seam to get her on board, so I guess I'll have to wait. Oh well...
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