To me, this was a major selling point: the cartridges cost the same as any other printer, but because it's considered a small business printer, the ink is dry and lasts a long long time. I bought a black cartridge from Staples for $38, and it's printing capacity is 2,300 pages! The color ink cartridges I bought (a pack of 3) cost I think $46 and print 800 pages. Heck, when I first got the printer it contained the smaller 'starter' cartridges, and they lasted me a year! And I print frequently and never in draft quality. Plus, the printer has a duplexer, so you can print 2-sided without the manual process. It has a feeder for the scanner/copier that works flawlessly. Since it's network connected, it updates the software automatically. It's great being able to scan a picture straight from the printer (using the touch screen controls) to your PC.
I've recommended this printer to a couple other folks (including my dad) and they all love it. It is without a doubt the best printer I've ever owned. You will not be disappointed.
I would check the price on Newegg, or even Staples.com. I got this printer for $150.