When you have a PC at home, you’re expected to have a printer. In fact, that’s a given. After all, majority of the computer shops these days sell their units as a bundle.
But I don’t have one–for the last 3 to 4 years. That doesn’t mean I don’t find myself wishing for Epson Stylus SX425W. Every time I feed on the idea, however, I’m always reminded of these:
It’s not a necessity. I don’t have Kinect, iPad, plasma TV, or DSLR even if I want to simply because I don’t find them too essential in my life. And a printer for me is not a basic need because . . .
My parents have one. I’ve been married for 4 years now, and still I spend almost all my weekends with my parents, which I really love. For the past few months, we’ve been eating out a lot, but if we’re at home, I now have the best time to print whatever I want.
It’s less spending. I know my expenses will not end once I buy a printer. Instead, it’s just the beginning. I now have to shell out cash for ink and paper, and mind you, over time they won’t come out cheap.
It’s more environment friendly. The fewer papers I use, the more trees I save. Well, that’s how I see it, anyway.
Then again, if the first reason doesn’t hold true anymore, my desk is always ready for a brand-new shiny printing machine.