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For want of a cable

Had to buy a new printer this weekend.  Found a very good deal on a combined printer, copier, scanner – ideal for what I need for home use.

Couldn’t believe there wasn’t a USB cable in the box.  Come on guys a printer that doesn’t hook up to the computer ain’t much use.  What was worse was that no where on the box did it say that there wasn’t a cable so of course I didn’t discover this until I was home.  Guess what I didn’t have a spare of in the house?  Yep a USB cable to run the printer.

Another trip into town this afternoon to get the cable.

Those of you who know me well will be able to guess the sort of comments I was making about the manufacturers :-)

Seriously, it should be plainly stated on the OUTSIDE what extras are needed to hook any peripheral up to a computer.

 

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