I know people who just buy the bargain basement printer, use it till the ink runs out, then replace it. It's almost always cheaper to replace the printer than replace the ink.
OTOH, you get what you pay for. My Epson Photo R1800 must be closing in on 5 years old, and still going strong. We have an HP all in one on the wireless network, but my problem with HP Printers is the paper path. The pickup rollers don't last forever, and then you get a rash of paper pickup problems until you get fed up and drop kick it into the trash. I had one fixed one time, but the fix was expensive and didn't last very long.
Nikkors: 17-55mm f2.8, 18-200mm f3.5-f4.5 VR, 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 VR, 35mm f2, 50mm f1.8, 55mm f2.8 AI-S micro, 105mm f2.8 VR micro
Other Lenses: Tokina 12-24 f4, Tamron 75-300mm f4-5.6 LD macro
Stuff: Nikon SB800, Nikon MBD200, Gitzo 1327 Tripod w/RRS BH-55LR Ballhead, Sekonic L-358 meter