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Brother Personal 575 Plain-Paper Fax

Brother® Personal 575 Plain-Paper Fax

Item: 586026    Model: FAX575

Brother® Personal 575 Plain-Paper Fax
4.0stars
( 749 reviews)
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  • 9.6 Kbps Fax Modem
  • 50 Sheet Paper Capacity
  • 10-Page Auto Document Feeder Capacity
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9.6 Kbps Fax Modem50 Sheet Paper Capacity10-Page Auto Document Feeder CapacityOffer Expires on 08/23/2014Each**While supplies last. May not be valid in combination with other offers. Offer subject to change.9.6 Kbps Fax Modem50 Sheet Paper Capacity10-Page Auto Document Feeder CapacityLimit 2 per customer.Brother® Personal 575 Plain-Paper Faxhttp://www.staples.com/sbd/img/res/ic/ic016-spcbuy.gif39.99USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0101440_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0101440_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples.com/sbd/img/res/ic/ic016-spcbuy.gifhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0101440/Brother-Personal-575-Plain-Paper-Fax/product_586026
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Brother® Personal 575 Plain-Paper Fax
 
4.0

(based on 759 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (279)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (328)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (73)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (47)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Efficient (477)
  • Accurate image (365)
  • Quiet (343)
  • Fast (312)
  • Sharp detail (205)

Cons

  • Too much ink used (58)
  • Flimsy (50)
  • Noisy (35)
  • Poor picture (21)
  • Slow (7)

Best Uses

  • Faxing (569)
  • Quick copies (201)
  • High volume printing (27)
  • Photos and graphics (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Infrequent user (388), Frequent user (231), Heavy duty user (16), Budget shopper (8), Quality oriented (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (458), Business (191)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

So Great I bought 2

We fax out only once or twice weekly so volume is not our need. We fax "in" using free efax service so "ink" is not as issue either...Read complete review

We fax out only once or twice weekly so volume is not our need. We fax "in" using free efax service so "ink" is not as issue either (we print as needed on computer printer).We liked it so much, we bought a second one!The machine is nice and compact, includes a phone, sets up so easily and it's ready to go!Bought a Magic Jack phone system & GREAT DEAL on Brother Fax Machine. BOTH work great! Saves us $100s annually.

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Know what you're getting. Check Cost

I purchased this item through a “special deal” very cheap. I’ve read several of the comments about the machine, but there’s one thing that I...Read complete review

I purchased this item through a “special deal” very cheap. I’ve read several of the comments about the machine, but there’s one thing that I don’t see explained, and I wish I had known about it before I had made my purchase.

This is indeed a “plain paper” fax machine. But it does NOT use “toner” or an “ink cartridge”. It uses a “ribbon”. What they call the “ribbon” is actually a looooong sheet (spool) of carbon paper (or something like it) on a roll. The number of pages you receive equals the length of “carbon paper” which will be used, no matter if the entire page is filled with print, or only two lines. I’ve also seen people complain about the quality. Again, I remind you that the machine uses “carbon paper” and you should expect “carbon paper” type results. Personally, I’m not looking for great detail in the faxes I’m receiving anyway, so it’s fine. Though I rarely receive faxes, and mostly just send them, it’s still going to use-up the roll of “carbon paper” when the machine is unsure if the fax you were sending to received the fax you were sending. . . because it prints-out a notice. Printing-out a notice takes-up one page on your “carbon paper”. I have read where some people have said that they rolled the carbon paper back onto the spool, so that they could get more use out of it. Well, the risk with that is that if you’re receiving an important fax, and it happens to be at the place on the spool where another fax came through. . . then you’re probably not going to be able to read your important fax because the “carbon paper” spools were meant to be used once, and there’s not going to be any “ink” left for the machine to print. The reason that this machine is so cheap is not because it’s a bad machine. . . but because you’re going to have to keep purchasing the rolls of “carbon paper”.

I think, in the end, you have to look at the overall cost. Compare the cost of this machine, along with having to purchase the rolls of “carbon paper”, and then compare it to a fax machine which uses toner or an ink cartridge and see. . . price wise. . .which is going to work best for you. If you’re only sending faxes, and never receive, then you and re-roll the “carbon paper” after it runs out from printing notices, and you should be fine.

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1.0

Printing NOT included

By Boone

from Birdsboro, PA

This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Brother® Personal 575 Plain-Paper Fax:

Nowhere does any of the product information provide any indication that the fax machine will only provide 10 copies before the user needs to spend 50% of the machine cost on a new "ribbon" cartridge in order to print any additional pages.

Customer service for Brother is extremely weak. It takes forever to speak to a human being and it's obvious after two weeks, they still hadn't included updated registration information. Their address and contact names were over 12 years old even though I just registered by fax machine 13 days ago.

Horrendous......how does this company stay in business?

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3.0

fax

By ziggy8

from flushing,ny

Comments about Brother® Personal 575 Plain-Paper Fax:

very slow when fax is sending or receiving a fax..

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5.0

Fits The Bill

By Greer

from Undisclosed

Comments about Brother® Personal 575 Plain-Paper Fax:

This fax does everything I want it to do. Very pleased. Greer

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2.0

Needs improvement

By MikeT3

from Woodstock GA.

Comments about Brother® Personal 575 Plain-Paper Fax:

It tends to pull more than 1 sheet at a time, and it would be nice if it had a larger feed capacity

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4.0

Functional budget fax

By MD

from Santa Cruz

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother® Personal 575 Plain-Paper Fax:

Seems ok,for limited home use
Easy to set up

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