My last printer quit working some time ago. Printers don't last long around here, and I'm sure it's because of the dust. We don't have air conditioning, and the windows are raised, spring through fall. We live on a gravel road. Dust everywhere.
I read the reviews at Circuitcity.com, and ended up buying a Hewlett-Packard printer/scanner combo for under $90, tax included; Circuit City doesn't charge for postage, which is a boon to me, as a non-driver living in the boonies. I can't believe how easy scanning is now: the previous two scanners I owned were quite difficult to figure out. With this one, I only need to press a button that says "scan". Who'd have thought it could be that simple?
So now I'd like a dust-cover for my printer. I've searched and googled my way around the Internet several times, but with no luck. Oh, I could get one that would fit my printer on Ebay for twenty-five bucks plus shipping. Nope. I'll scotch-tape a hunk of plastic sheeting together before I pay that much! Looks like next time we're in the city we'll have to actually go into a real-life store.
My other window-shopping today has consisted of my drooling over Dyson vacuum sweepers. I read quite a few journals and blogs, and it seems every woman who has a Dyson sings its praises. I'm looking at the best pet-hair model, which I could get today for under $500 with my Kohl's 15% off coupon. Only I'm not quite ready to make that big an investment.
Anybody have comments about Dyson sweepers? Anyone know a good place to buy a cheap dust cover? I'll take all the help I can get.