"COSTCO'S HP 6500"0.5 starson by Hank67
Pros: Cheap. CNET reviewer must have been paid off. HP tech support was patient, but admitted HP changed the name (from hp 6480 to hp 6500 for costco sale) so prospective buyers wouldn't read cnet user reviews. best pro: costco return policy.
Cons: Scanner doesn't work -- all scans end up with 'white dots' in different parts of picture. Software was buggy and took forever to install. Printer took forever to align and then would work sporadically at best. LEMON.
Summary: Scanner was key feature needed and was not functionable. Wireless did not function. software repeatedly crashed computer. This printer is a huge disappointment from a family that has only purchased HP printers in the past. Probably will try another brand -- can no longer trust CNET when reviewing HP products.