One day only: Samsung SCX Series SCX-3405W MFP for 25 percent off; refurb for still lower

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Two deals from different retailers give consumers a chance to own the Samsung SCX Series SCX-3405W MFP for a significant discount.

At TigerDirect.com, customers can buy the multi-function print -- it includes not just monochrome laser printing capability, but scanning, fax, and copying features, as well -- for the low price of $99.99. The deal is only good for one day, Monday Sept. 23.

This printer carries a suggested retail price of $129.99. As a comparison, it can be found at Amazon.com for $114.99. Shipping isn't free, but it is only $1.99. Tigerdirect.com charges sales tax in Fla., Ga.,, Id., Il., N.C., S.D., and Texas.

For those willing to go refurbished, Newegg.com has the same model in refurb form. It is unclear how long the special pricing on this model will last. In this case, the Samsung SCX Series SCX-3405W MFP -- refurbished, remember -- is $69.99. Shipping is free. Newegg.com charges sales tax in Calif., N.J., and Tenn.

The dimensions of the printer are 15.8" x 11.5" x 11.7" (W x D x H). It weighs 17.9 pounds.

The Samsung SCX Series SCX-3405W MFP is capable of 20,000 pages per month, and up to 21 pages per minute (PPM). In terms of print quality, the printer can supply up to a resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi.

Copying performance is up to 21 copies per minute (CPM). The maximum document enlargement possible is 400 percent. The maximum document reduction allowed is 25 percent. There is a maximum of 99 copies that can be made in a single "run."

Scanning specifications are as follows: maximum scan resolution of 600 x 600 (optical) and maximum using the enhancement feature of 4800 x 4800. .

Connectivity wise, the printer has a USB port, for those who wish to attach it directly to a PC. However, it can also network, with Wireless 802.11 b/g/n technology. It doesn't appear to have a cabled Ethernet port.

While this price seems cut to the bone, remember that printer manufacturers have a maxim: The money is in the consumables, not the printer itself. In the case of the Samsung SCX Series SCX-3405W MFP, Amazon.com says the official Samsung toner runs $65.99 at the full retail price, but $56.99 at Amazon.com's price. It supposedly supplies up to 1,500 pages.