Cheap faxing
November 29, 2010 8:38 AM   Subscribe

Where is the cheapest place to fax in Seattle?

I have 15 pages I need to fax (and, no--the place doesn't except e-mail attachments, etc). What is the cheapest place in Seattle to send faxes? As close to the U District as possible would be great!
posted by Ideal Impulse to Grab Bag (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: FaxZero is $1.99 for 15 pages. Basically you upload your word document (or pdf, etc) and they send it to the recipient's fax machine, just like a conventional fax, except you don't have to schlep all over Seattle.

There's also plenty of other free services online but you have to be ok with them putting an ad on the cover sheet. I've been really pleased with FaxZero.
posted by arnicae at 8:51 AM on November 29, 2010

seconding FaxZero. It works fast and securely and you get a confirmation quickly.
posted by toodleydoodley at 8:54 AM on November 29, 2010

You might want to call the Seattle Public Library and see if they offer fax service (some libraries do). The University Branch's phone number is 206-684-4063 but it looks like they don't open until 1:00 today. Looks like the branches closest to the U Dist that open at 10am are Greenwood and Northeast (library locator is in the yellow box on the right side of their home page).
posted by rabbitrabbit at 9:00 AM on November 29, 2010

Oh, and I can tell you that the UW is NOT the cheapest place to send a fax, so don't even bother with them. FaxZero is a way better deal than anything you'll find on campus.
posted by rabbitrabbit at 9:13 AM on November 29, 2010

Response by poster: Thank you!
posted by Ideal Impulse at 9:29 AM on November 29, 2010

Depending on your OS, if you have a modem in your computer, you can use that to fax. I think most versions of Windows now should have that option. I'm not sure about Mac's though. You would just need access to a land line then.
posted by Climber at 10:35 AM on November 29, 2010

Response by poster: Shouldn't have clicked "best answer" so quickly--that website didn't work for me three times. Any other similar websites?

No modem.
posted by Ideal Impulse at 12:47 PM on November 29, 2010

Any mailing store can do it - FedEX, UPS etc. Not sure on the cost though, but I don't think it was very high.
posted by meepmeow at 1:39 PM on November 29, 2010

I've always just gone to Office Max/Office Depot whenever I've had to fax something. Costs like $1 per page. I think there's still one of those stores clinging to the NW corner of the U Village mega-empire.
posted by ErikaB at 1:40 PM on November 29, 2010

Response by poster: I know any mailing place can do it, but I was hoping to find a very cheap place; the packet to fax is both long and out of state. Long distances faxes at Kinko's are $1.75 to $2 a page.
posted by Ideal Impulse at 2:53 PM on November 29, 2010

Best answer: Don't know if you're still looking, but I've had success with the last few times I needed to fax something. I think their domestic rate was $0.12 per page, and they gave you $1 on signup if you have a non-free email address (i.e. not gmail/hotmail, etc). The interface lacks polish, but it works.

I haven't used it in over a year, so things may have changed, but I just checked it out again, and everything looks pretty much the same.
posted by yuwtze at 7:27 PM on December 1, 2010

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