Printers and peripheral equipment.
March 1, 2007 12:11pm CST
I usually am the reigning Queen of making due with the equipment that I have or being extremely resourceful in my methods to keep my equipment and my computer hardware running until I can afford to replace, or repair it. Well I just got my two financial discbursements this February and as with any $1000 lump sum payment that you have known about and budgeted for I had plans for most of that money. Now here it is the last day of February I have bought all kinds of new stuff for my computer from photopaper to a new 160 gigabyte external hard drive. Which arrived in the mail yesterday. Mind you I have just wound down from a $3000 month long spending frenzy. I gotta admit I was feeling pretty self satisfied with the way that I had made do and the purchases that I had made this month. I even bought a new low pro tower so that I could give my fiancee back his computer and use one of my own. Last night my HP photosmart printer, which I replaced his with last year, throws a rod! So to speak. It has some trouble with the roller on one side which is not catching properly and not rolling with the rest of the unit so the paper won't go in straight and it keeps jamming. I just got to the end of my cash a few days ago and now this! I am an online student and I am too poor to buy the textbooks for my classes so I print them out on my printer and read them that way. Now what am I supposed to do? Reading all that text on the screen means being chained to this desk here! And I can't print out reading assignments to take to work with me and study while I am there. What am I going to do? WHAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
• United States
1 Mar 07
Is there a printer at work you (or your boyfriend)could use or a friend that would allow you to borrow their printer? I know your pain. I take classes online as well ,but I don't get the disbursements like you do. I am lucky to have anything left after my loans and pell grants go through. All of my software and books come out of pocket. Software alone can run almost $1K a semester. I recently found out that I may need a new PC soon because mine doesn't have a 64 bit processor in it. Thats another at least $1K out of the window.