A funny thing happened while I was on maternity leave...
All I wanted to do was hook up my answering machine in my office. But I have my fax machine set up in there. So I had to route the answering machine with the fax machine. Well, it wasn't working out as I had planned. I probably had the manual somewhere, but looking it up online would be easier. And I'm all about easy.
When I looked up my fax, here's what I got: A recall notice.
Yes, my fax machine was recalled. I must not have registered it, because this was the first I heard about it and the recall happened sometime in 2008 or 2009. Good thing nothing happened with my machine and it seemed like the problem was really rare, like 3 occurrences of the power cord failing or something like that.
What that meant for me was I got to buy myself a replacement and HP would send me a check, depending on what I bought. Mind you, I was limited in what my replacement options were, so I couldn't go crazy.
Remember way back when I wrote about wanting an all-in-one? Well, the HP Officejet J3680 was the all-in-one that I could buy as part of the recall. So, I got my all-in-one and freed up a bunch of desktop space, and I only had to pay a little bit of sales tax.
Here's pretty much how it went:
I filled out the claim form on HP.com.
They sent me some paperwork and padded envelopes.
I bought my new all-in-one at Office Depot.com for $89.99 plus tax and free shipping (and used Bing.com for cash back!)
I sent HP the filled out paperwork and a part that I had to remove from my old fax machine, rendering it useless.
They sent me a check for $90.00.
So, happy happy. I got what I wanted, though not exactly what I preferred (I wanted a flatbed scanner). But I cannot complain much since I didn't have to spend hardly anything. And it works great!
5 hours ago