Do You Have A Fax Machine

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Yes, of course.
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Sort of... we use a virtual fax service
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No, gone with the dodo bird!
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I put no but I do have a faz. I have a 7 in one HP printer and fax is an option. I just nver use it. Even for real estate we pdf in Minnesota.

Edit - bad cold so typing is a mess.

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Moving topic back where it belongs.

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Speak of the devil! I just signed up for a listing in the State Tourism Travel Guide and although the listing form would let me insert a signature, the contract will not. I must fax the contract! So tonight, when I shut down the Internet, I will fax the contract.

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Yes, I got it for $2 at a yard sale years ago and I've mostly used it for real estate transactions. It sits in a cupboard until needed, then I plug it into the regular line, send the fax, and stick it back in the cupboard.

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Duplicate. Never double-click a Save button.

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I bought an all-in-one HP from Amazon a couple of weeks ago. I was just wanting a new inkjet printer but, for only $30 more than a plain printer, I got one that will print, scan, photocopy, fax, and make waffles. It does an amazing job at each function...waffles are a bit dry, though ;-)  I can even print to it wirelessly. All for under $150 with no sales tax and free shipping. It's just amazing how much the price has come down on these things, and how much better they work than the ones of 10 years ago.

Of course, while the printer was only $148, the ink refills are $105/pop so it's like the old razor deal, give away the razor and make your money selling the blades.

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 We have a Samsung CLX-3175FW which is laser, instead. The Samsung cartridges have a counter and tell you they are empty after x printing, but if you tell it to continue, it does... for a long time. But there are third party carts with a chip that doesn't count, even lets you refill Smiling

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I've had a color laser printer in the past but sold it when I learned how expensive the toner refills were. But these inkjet refills are getting almost as expensive now, and don't last nearly as long as laser toner.

The inkjets are a lot smaller, though. Those color lasers are huge monsters!

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I have an all-in-one and have not received a fax in ages - probably because the computer is usually up and it shares the modem. I have sent faxes once in a while but have to exit the Internet to do it (same as when trying to run a credit card). One nice thing about not receiving faxes is they were much too often crap that had a black background with white letters. Using all my black ink did NOT make me liable to buy whatever they were selling.

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When junk faxing was really new, my father used to send them back faxes. At first he would set up a loop of white paper and set it to fax them at night.... it would basically unroll their entire 300 feet of paper quickly, because the page looped, it just kept on faxing until they had no paper left.

Of course, they would just put it all back on the roll and take him off of the list. No real damage. That's before the day and age of inkjet... it was all thermal paper.

Thankfully with virtual fax machines, junkfax disappear as easy as the delete key.

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Can you give an example of a "virtual fax machine"?---I'm not sure what you're referring to.

 

We have an old fax machine, which I use quite often to make a quick copy of something, as it's MUCH faster for me to use than the scanner for some reason.  And of course, I get lots of "amazing vacation deals" faxed to me.  I'm sure I should junk the thing, but I do actually use it as a quick copier.

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InnBloom wrote:

Can you give an example of a "virtual fax machine"?---I'm not sure what you're referring to.

We have an old fax machine, which I use quite often to make a quick copy of something, as it's MUCH faster for me to use than the scanner for some reason.  And of course, I get lots of "amazing vacation deals" faxed to me.  I'm sure I should junk the thing, but I do actually use it as a quick copier.

We use a service (S R Fax.) Basically we have a fax phone number, but we don't actually have a fax machine attached. We receive the faxes on their website or in email. We use their website or email to send a fax. The machine to us is virtual. We can't see it, we can't touch it, but we can use it Smiling

If you don't mind having a number in the state of Washington, I think K7.net offers a service.

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Eric Arthur Blair wrote:

When junk faxing was really new, my father used to send them back faxes. At first he would set up a loop of white paper and set it to fax them at night.... it would basically unroll their entire 300 feet of paper quickly, because the page looped, it just kept on faxing until they had no paper left.

Of course, they would just put it all back on the roll and take him off of the list. No real damage. That's before the day and age of inkjet... it was all thermal paper.

Thankfully with virtual fax machines, junkfax disappear as easy as the delete key.

Oh yeah I had forgotten about those!! And on a phone line so would tie up the phone the whole time... ha ha 

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I voted yes because we have an all-in-one printer/scanner/fax. The fax is rarely used, but I've had to have it for some real estate transactions and also had to use it for a chargeback. Chargeback would not accept a scan!

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None of those really fit. We do have one, but it's not 'of course'. We have it because it hasn't broken since we first bought it when we were trying to buy our property from a long distance away and we needed to sign documents.

Do we use it? Rarely. Same thing with the scanner.

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Actually, we have a virtual service and a machine. The service is very handy - there are still people we need to deal with who use faxes. None of them are for the BnB, though - mostly doctors offices and such. Personal stuff. No one who faxes us stuff for the BnB has ended up being with a check, kwim?

The machine is a funny story. My DH left for a business trip (the airplane kind!), and left ALL his materials at home. So he asked me to fax them to him. At the time, we only had the service, so I thought, simple, scan, upload and send. Only it was over 75 pages (he didn't mention that). After giving up on the scanner (flat bed, ancient, no feed) I headed for then-Kinko's, to discover 1., their fax machine was also ancient, and 2., even if they could have gotten it to work, it cost more to fax the document than buying a fax machine, which I promptly did. Got rid of the scanner, and kept the fax machine to "scan" documents by faxing them to our virtual service. Mostly it gathers dust, though.

Now, he saves stuff in the cloud. Thank goodness.

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we do as there are still a few things we deal with that find it useful

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I was wondering how many people still have fax machines. We have gone completely virtual. We have a local number, but we get all the faxes in email. And we can send a fax from email out a gateway, if we have to. 

Anyone else made the change lately?

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I've been looking into joinging boo king dot co m recently, and was rather surprised that they insist you have a fax machine or gateway so they can fax bookings to you.

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think they can electronically fax to you though as my neighbour doesn't have a fax and uses them. I quite like the fax as it rings and I know Ive got a booking. We deal quite a lot with a booking agency called highway and we have to sign and fax all their allocation forms but thats the only time we send outgoing. We use thermal rolls no ink at all saves a fortune.

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Yes, I assume that it's there wasy of safely sending you the CC number.

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Eric Arthur Blair wrote:

Yes, I assume that it's there wasy of safely sending you the CC number.

But if you've got a gateway that converts it into an email then doesn't that bypass that security.

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Yup. You get it in a PDF file. You can also choose to not have it forward them, in which case you have to log in and pick them up on the secure website.

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Eric Arthur Blair wrote:

Yup. You get it in a PDF file. You can also choose to not have it forward them, in which case you have to log in and pick them up on the secure website.

 PDF is the way to go.   Those can be incrypted with password protection.   The final product is much cleaner than a fax too.

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