Duplex printer advice

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at toybox.placo.com
Wed Jun 4 23:47:25 UTC 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org 
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Gerard
> Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 3:03 AM
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: Duplex printer advice
> On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 11:01:09 +0200 (CEST)
> Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote:
> > > isn't all that hard but for some reason the printer manufacturers
> > > ship these machines with very low RAM.  
> > 
> > the reason is to force you then buy high-priced RAMs for them.
> The market for printers is a very competitive one. Any manufacturer has
> to factor in the cost of the base machine, plus addition components, so
> as to compute a selling price that will be competitive with his
> competition. A manufacturer could easily load up his product will all
> the RAM he wanted; however, if he could not sell the product, or at
> least a sufficient number of them to turn a profit, then that effort
> would be for naught.
> Personally, I have not found the secondary RAM market to be all that
> expensive anyway. If there is no need to spit out 24 sheets per minute,
> then why waste the resources on it?

Obviously you never participated in a pissing contest when you were a
boy... ;-)


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