Do you have a fax machine?

Nishi621

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At least twice this week companies I was ordering from or otherwise doing business with asked if I had a fax machine. When I said no-they acted shocked.

So-tell me, do you have a fax machine in your home?


And, if so, is it there due to business purposes or sheerly for personal use? Am I out of touch, should I run out and buy one?
 

chloe-babe

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May 1, 2006
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I have had to buy one for business purposes, but more and more I find it an outdated mode!

I would say if you have managed this long without one, why bother ;)
 

CleoCouture

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May 17, 2007
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No, I dont have a fax at home! I've only known one other person who ever had a fax in their home just "for the fun of it" and that was like over 15 years ago, when fax machines first came out!
 

elizat

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Sep 21, 2007
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Nope. I've never known anyone with a purely dedicated home fax either. I had one friend w/ a cast off from her mother's accounting office that she hooked up when she needed it. I don't even have a home phone so I couldn't have a fax!
 

IntlSet

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Jan 29, 2006
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My parents have one but I don't. I'm surprised with the frequency that businesses use fax machines these days. My office has one but we don't use it nearly as often as just scanning a document and emailing it. The quality of faxes is so crappy anyway.
 

yui

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Apr 25, 2007
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umm....I have an old computer with a fax modem that lets me send documents from my computer. Does that count? :shrugs:
 

lorihmatthews

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Oct 7, 2006
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I have a fax machine. I don't use it often but it has come in handy a few times when I needed to send a document that wasn't available in electronic format. I will definitely keep it.
 

twin53

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yes and it's a copier too.: it's by DELL. sure comes in handy especially with school age kids. DH uses it for personal and business. even bought both college sons a similar one for their dorm rooms. the copier is essential in college. money well spent.
 

jburgh

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Yes, we have one. It is one of those HP fax/printer/scanner/copier models. It is for business and personal use. I use the fax ~3 times per month. I can fax out, but no one can successfuly fax in because of the answering machine I have hooked up. I wish I could get the dang thing to work right, lol!