A cheap printer is expensive consumables.
Look for used equipment.
I once bought a penny (equivalent of PLN 15) at the flea market at the epson epl6100 printer. I wanted to get it started and see what's inside. But when connected to a computer, it turned out that it prints. Admittedly pale and vertical stripes but I didn't give up I bought a toner powder (150g powder) at a similar price, cleaned the laser components, rotating mirrors, prisms and the printer started printing correctly. I already print 12 years. And at home, kids print things for school, work, etc. The counter when buying indicated 55,000 pages, now it has 10,000 more.
Recently a colorful laser (Samsung CLP 365) appeared on the shelf for color prints, but Epson is not inferior in quality.