After lots of hemming and hawing (haw haw) I finally decided that I would buy the larger 13 x 19 HP Premium Plus Satin (also known as matte, also known as semi-gloss) paper. I'd cut it down to do 8 x 12 prints on it with the 7960. So I search all over the place (once again) for some store in NYC that carries this paper and can't find any. I look around on the web. The only place I can find is the HP Store online.
Fine - I've been through this before. Last time around they have some problem accepting my order because of my medium cookie settings. So I set the cookies to ACCEPT EVERY DAMN COOKIE EVERY MADE. I turn off anti-virus software. I open my pc up to everyone. Go ahead - make my day.
Back to their site. Now things are moving. I get past the last blocking point - and enter my credit card and billing info. Hit the button to confirm and voila - I'm taken back to the HP Store's Home Page without any confirmation page; and without any confirmation e-mail. Huh?
Did I order it or not? Dunno. So I go back to their site where you can check your orders and it shows no orders for me. I guess I'll just call the marketing morons up on Monday and do it over the phone. Maybe they can even tell me if there is a store in New York that actually sells the paper in this size. So much for "HP: Invent." They invented a new way not to make any sales.
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I found this comment in one of the Epson threads today:
"i was at an epson dealer today (actually chasing dates for a eos 20d...) but he mentioned that the r800 would have a 'big brother' soon (within the next month). he also mentioned that the 2100/2200 would be continued as it is more of a fine art printer (better on matte papers)"